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  • Va port: Panama Canal expansion impact minimal

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The expansion of the Panama Canal to accommodate larger ships likely won't result in much cargo being diverted from West Coast ports to those on the East Coast, but it may result in stiffer competition among East Coast ports, Virginia's top port official said Wednesday. "I...

  • USDA guarantees $40m loan for Va. electric co-op

    CREWE, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is guaranteeing a $40 million loan for Southside Electric Cooperative for system improvements. The loan will be used to build or improve more than 1,300 miles of line. The funding includes more than $8 million for smart grid projects....

  • Company plans operation at Fort Monroe, 596 jobs

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says Liberty-Source PBC plans to open an operation at Fort Monroe that will create nearly 600 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday in a news release that the company will invest about $1.5 million in the operation at the former Army base in...

  • Institute drops effort to clone Va. raceway's tree

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Researchers have dropped an effort to clone the Virginia International Raceway's iconic white oak tree, which fell last summer. The tree, which was more than 150 years old, marked the track's apex. After the tree fell, raceway officials asked the Institute for Advanced...

  • Southwest Va. rail line reopens after derailment

    WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) — A rail line through southwest Virginia is back in business after a Norfolk Southern derailment left 14 cars off the track. Norfolk Southern spokesman Robin Chapman said Wednesday the line re-opened shortly before midnight Tuesday. The derailment late Monday in...

  • Portion of Va. Tech student slaying suit dismissed

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a portion of a lawsuit filed by the mother of a slain Virginia Tech student against a security company. The portion thrown out by Charlottesville Circuit Court Jay Swett had accused Regional Marketing Concepts Inc. of breaching its contract by...

  • Police ID suspect shot at Va. retirement community

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke County police have identified a suspect shot by an officer at a retirement community. Police say in a news release that 59-year-old Dennis Michael Wright of Roanoke is charged with attempted capital murder of a law enforcement officer, attempted malicious wounding...

  • Warner outraises Gillespie in 2nd quarter

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner says he raised $2.7 million during the second quarter while his Republican challenger Ed Gillespie said he raise $1.9 million. Both candidates announced their fundraising totals Tuesday. The Warner campaign said it's raised $14 million so far for...

  • Physician indicted in Virginia jogger's death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Mechanicsville physician has been indicted in the January death of a jogger. Media outlets report a Hanover County grand jury indicted Dr. Michael Carlson on Tuesday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Meg Menzies. Court records show the 34-year-old...

  • Kitten found in car engine in Virginia

    DISPUTANTA, Va. (AP) — A 5-week-old kitten that curled up inside the car engine of a family on vacation in North Carolina and traveled more than 200 miles will be put up for adoption in Virginia. The Prince George County animal shelter says in a release that a couple from Walton, New York,...

  • Brat campaign says it raised $400,000

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican congressional candidate Dave Brat's campaign says it raised $400,000 between May 22 and June 30 with the majority coming from small dollar donors. The campaign announced its fundraising totals Tuesday, the deadline for filing reports with the Federal Elections...

  • Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell defense fund raises $93K

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The legal defense fund for former Gov. Bob McDonnell reported raising $93,000 during the second quarter of this year, bringing its total haul to more than $250,000. The fund's quarterly report to the IRS was made public Tuesday, as McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were in...

  • Vanguard Furniture to open plant in Carroll County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Upholstery maker Vanguard Furniture plans to open a manufacturing operation in Carroll County that will create more than 200 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that the facility will be North Carolina-based Vanguard's first production operation in Virginia....

  • Dogs from Va. puppy mill being sent to facilities

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dozens of puppies and dogs seized from a puppy mill in Page County are being transferred to other facilities. The nonprofit Animal Rescue Corps says the animals are being placed in shelters and foster-based rescue facilities in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Canada....

  • National lifeguard contest in Va. Beach next month

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — More than 1,200 lifeguards will head to Virginia Beach next month for a national competition. The National Lifeguard Championships will crown individual and team champions at the event being held Aug. 6-9. Professional lifeguards ranging in age from 17 to 75 and...



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