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  • Navy avoids lectures to fight sexual assaults

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When it comes to sexual assault prevention, Navy leaders have gotten the message from their sailors: Enough with the boring PowerPoint presentations. This fall the Navy is opting for more interactive hands-on training that's intended to keep sailors from wanting to nap...

  • Hundreds search for missing UVa student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Last Saturday, this town drew thousands of cheerful fans cheering the University of Virginia's football team's underdog win. This week, a far grimmer task brought hundreds of volunteers to campus: the search for sophomore Hannah Graham, who disappeared a week ago....

  • William and Mary receives $3 million donation

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former College of William and Mary rector and his wife have donated $3 million to establish a law school scholarship fund at the school. Henry C. Wolf and Dixie Davis Wolf are creating the 1779 Scholars Fund. Henry C. Wolf received a bachelor's degree in economics in...

  • USS Vella Gulf returns to Va. after deployment

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Vella Gulf has returned to its home port in Virginia following a six-month deployment. The guided-missile cruiser arrived at Naval Station Norfolk on Saturday. The Navy says the ship conducted naval operations with allies and regional partners in support of U.S....

  • Partisanship an issue at Warner-Gillespie forum

    HERNDON, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie traded accusations Friday that the other candidate is too partisan. "He's not the senator he said he would be," Gillespie said at Senate campaign business forum, referring to Warner's self-description as bipartisan...

  • Redskins poll: Blacks, Democrats, women support name

    Virginia, once ruled by Pocahontas' father, overwhelmingly supports the Washington Redskins keeping its name, according to a new poll.

  • Historic Va. plantation sold to preservationist

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carter's Grove, a Virginia plantation with ties to the earliest English settlers, has been sold for $7.2 million to a Chicago businessman and preservationist, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation said Friday. The sale to Samuel M. Mencoff includes the 18,700-square-foot...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5.6 pct in August

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose to 5.6 percent in August. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.3 percent in July and the same rate as a year ago. Virginia's jobless rate has increased for the past four months....

  • Former Va. governor, wife seek acquittal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are asking a judge to toss out their convictions on public corruption charges. Defense lawyers filed motions Thursday asking U.S. District Judge James Spencer to acquit them, or at least order a new trial. Spencer...

  • Cold Harbor Battlefield prescribed burns planned

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service is planning to conduct prescribed burns at the Cold Harbor Battlefield unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park. Officials say the burn will take place in late September or early October on about 20 acres at Cold Harbor in Hanover County. The...

  • Virginia teen sentenced in parents' slayings

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk teenager convicted of second-degree murder in the killing of his parents has been sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in prison. Seventeen-year-old Vincent T. Parker was sentenced Thursday in Norfolk Circuit Court. He pleaded guilty in May before he was scheduled...

  • Va. seeks volunteers for U.Va. student search

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State emergency management officials are seeking volunteers for what they call a mass search Saturday for a missing University of Virginia student. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is organizing search volunteers in hopes of finding leads in the disappearance...

  • Va. corrections officials tout offender training

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Department of Corrections program is training nonviolent offenders for a career in wastewater treatment. Eleven apprentices have completed the year-long program and 10 have passed the Class 4 wastewater certification and received an operator's license. At least...

  • Va. records first case of horse with EEE

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has its first confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 2-year-old Arabian from Suffolk was vaccinated more than a year ago but was not revaccinated this year. The disease has a mortality...

  • Local Va. tourism gets $850,000 boost

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $850,000 in matching grant money is headed to 46 local tourism initiatives to help regional tourism officials attract more visitors. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the funding as part of Virginia Tourism Corp.'s marketing leverage program. Under the program, local...



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