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  • Section of James closed to shellfish harvesting

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia public health officials have closed a portion of the James River to shellfish harvesting because of waters that have been fouled by sewage. The closure announced Tuesday by the Virginia Department of Health is in the Newport News area of the James. It was prompted...

  • 1st meeting of Virginia climate panel set for Wed.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Almost on cue, rain and high tides brought flooding Monday to Norfolk ahead of the first gathering of Virginia's new climate change panel. Gov. Terry McAuliffe will address the Climate Change and Resiliency Commission on Wednesday when its 30-plus members meet in Richmond....

  • Virginia tourism revenue rises to $21.5B in 2013

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is once again celebrating a record high for tourism across the state. Tourism revenue rose to $21.5 billion in 2013, representing $59 million in spending per day, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday. While that's only a modest 1.4 percent increase over the...

  • Chesterfield man cited for loaded gun at airport

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Chesterfield County man faces a state weapons charge after a loaded gun was found in his carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration says a TSA officer staffing an X-ray machine discovered the gun at the airport's security...

  • 6 Accomack inmates charged in attack at jail

    ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) — Six inmates face charges stemming from an attack on another prisoner at the Accomack County Jail. Police tell media outlets that 36-year-old Bonfilio Velazquez was assaulted in his cell on Labor Day. Velazquez is being held at the jail on charges stemming from a wreck on the...

  • W.Va., Va. pipeline proposal spawns coalition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Citing grave concerns, 22 conservation and environmental groups in Virginia and West Virginia are teaming up following the announcement of a proposed $5 billion natural gas pipeline. Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance members are fearful the path of the 550-mile energy project...

  • Va. to get $1.6m in US grants for conservation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is getting $1.6 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture grant money for conservation programs. USDA announced $328 million in funding nationwide on Monday. The money is intended to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands....

  • Marker to recognize Virginia Rosenwald school

    ORANGE, Va. (AP) — A state historical marker is set to rise at a school in Orange where young African-American children were educated in segregated Virginia. The marker will be formally dedicated Saturday in recognition of the Orange Graded School, which was built in 1925 with funding from the...

  • Va. gov proposes limited health care expansion

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has repeatedly promised to expand Medicaid eligibility for about 400,000 low-income adults using mostly federal funds during his eight-month old administration. But on Monday he acknowledged that his executive power only reaches so...

  • Va. school put on lockdown, ex-student detained

    CHARLOTTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A school in Albemarle County went on lockdown after a man with a knife was discovered on the grounds. Albemarle County Police tell media outlets that the man is a former student. He was detained without incident. Police say the man didn't make any threats and...

  • Va. AG announces plan to fight drug abuse

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Mark R. Herring says too many Virginians are losing loved ones to fatal drug overdoses. Herring unveiled a five-part plan to combat drug abuse on Monday during the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police's annual conference in Roanoke. The plan includes...

  • Richmond company acquires 14 properties in NC

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond-based real estate company has acquired 14 properties in North Carolina. Lingerfelt CommonWealth Partners said Monday in a news release that the properties total 379,000 square feet. They are located in the Deep River Corporate Center, West Friendly Business Park...

  • Virginia Union celebrates 150th anniversary

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Union University is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a series of events. The celebration kicks off Monday. The featured speaker is author and activist Randall Robinson. Robinson founded TransAfrica and led a nationwide campaign to end apartheid in South...

  • VIDEO --- Weekly Examiner: Obama jets off to NATO summit

    President Obama this week is overseas for the NATO summit in Wales. He first stopped in Estonia to ease concerns over Russian forces moving in on Ukraine.

  • Lawmaker: McDonnell verdict won't stick

    Virginia state Sen. Dick Black, former chief of the Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, said he suspects the bad news won't last.



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