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  • Loaded gun found in luggage at Norfolk airport

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon on airport property after a loaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at Norfolk International Airport. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer at an X-ray machine checkpoint...

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in February

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in February. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. That's the same as January and down from 15.4 percent a year ago. The statewide...

  • Surprise: Ed Gillespie beating Mark Warner among independents, Hispanics

    He hasn't yet won the Virginia Republican Senate nomination yet, but front-running candidate Ed Gillespie is leading incumbent Sen. Mark Warner among independents and Hispanics, the first sign of a chink in the Democrat's armor. According to Democratic pollster PPP, Warner overall leads...

  • Va. Beach planners reject giant Ferris wheel

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach planners have rejected a company's proposal to erect a giant Ferris wheel at the Oceanfront. Koch Development Co. wants to build a SkyWheel that would be 200 feet tall and 180 feet in diameter. Media outlets report that the city's Planning Commission...

  • Man convicted of killing Va. student after game

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A July 25 sentencing is set for a man convicted of killing a Norfolk student after a high school football game. Media outlets report that a Norfolk Circuit Court jury found 20-year-old Carnell Vaughan guilty on Wednesday of second-degree murder and use of a firearm....

  • Va historic area explores religion at April events

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Colonial Williamsburg is exploring the role of religion in the creation of America. The historic attraction will explore the topic during events throughout April. Officials say the ideas fostered by the American War of Independence revolutionized the relationship...

  • Virginia title lenders pay $1.2M, agree to close West Virginia customers' accounts

    Morrisey CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (Legal Newsline) — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey recently announced that his office has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Fast Auto Loans Inc. and Virginia Auto Loans Inc. As part of the settlement in Jefferson Circuit Court, the two title...

  • Va. man indicted for threatening Obama, Clinton

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is accused of making death threats against President Barack Obama and former First Lady Hillary Clinton. David Gil Wilkinson of Suffolk was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Wilkinson is a retired special forces...

  • Sen. Warner campaign says it has nearly $9 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner has nearly $9 million to spend on his re-election campaign, which has yet to begin in earnest, the Democratic senator and former governor's campaign announced Wednesday. Warner raised nearly $2.7 million during the first three months of this year,...

  • Virginia ethanol plant finds life, investments

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — A bio-energy plant in Hopeful completed in 2010 but never opened has found new life. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday Vireol Bio Energy LLC will invest $26.2 million to begin production at the plant, creating 70 jobs. The plant had been destined to be dismantled...

  • Lt. gov to lead Va. mental health task force

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will lead a state task force on mental health. Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order Wednesday extending a task force first created by former Gov. Bob McDonnell last year following the suicide of a state senator's son. The task force is...

  • Va. state senator to deliver keynote address at PRA annual conference

    McLEAN, Va. (Legal Newsline) – The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association has announced Virginia state Sen. Creigh Deeds will deliver the keynote address at the organization’s upcoming annual conference. The event, entitled Recovery Workforce Summit, will be held in Baltimore from June...

  • Ex-deputy in Va. sentenced for soliciting minor

    STANARDSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former Greene County deputy has been sentenced for soliciting a minor online. Virginia State Police say 56-year-old Robert L. Beverage of Ruckersville was sentenced Tuesday in Greene County Circuit Court to two years in jail. Another two years was suspended....

  • Driver involved in Va. wreck that killed 3 charged

    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have charged a driver involved in a New Kent County wreck that killed three people. State police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar said Wednesday that 65-year-old Saul A. Gonzalez-Hernandez of North Chesterfield is charged with reckless driving. A car...

  • Ex-Amherst treasurer sentenced for embezzlement

    AMHERST, Va. (AP) — A former Amherst County treasurer convicted of embezzling county funds will spend a year in jail. Sixty-year-old Evelyn Martin of Amherst also must pay restitution. Martin had pleaded guilty to embezzlement by a public official and money laundering. Prosecutors say she...



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