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Sheriff’s office: Military jet crashes in Virginia

  DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A sheriff’s dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in western Virginia. Augusta County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion just before 9 a.m. Wednesday. Coynter says authorities don’t know whether anyone was injured in the [...]

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Businessman makes plea deal in Navy bribery case

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Chesapeake businessman pleaded guilty Thursday to giving $50,000 to a public official in an effort to steer Navy contracts toward his business. Federal prosecutors say Timothy Miller, 58, was part of a wide-ranging bribery scheme involving the Navy’s Military Sealift Command that lasted five years and ultimately resulted in a [...]

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VA says no proof delays in care caused vets to die

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care system in which veterans waited months for appointments while employees falsified records to cover up the [...]

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State investigates Fairfax voter fraud allegations

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Election officials say more than a dozen people in Fairfax County voted in both Virginia and Maryland in 2012. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1ooN13N ) reports that the Virginia Attorney General’s Office is investigating allegations of voter fraud in the county. The Virginia Voters Alliance identified 17 people who voted in both [...]

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Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans. McDonnell acknowledged using poor judgment and said he now regrets accepting the [...]

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Former Va. governor wraps up his trial testimony

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s public corruption trial is winding down in federal court in Richmond. McDonnell testified in his own defense for more than four days. He wrapped up his time on the witness stand Tuesday, August 27th, by acknowledging using bad judgment but firmly denying criminal wrongdoing. McDonnell [...]

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Army: Shooter injured self, no others on Va. base

    FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — A female soldier with a gun inside a key building turned the weapon on herself, causing an injury, but didn’t wound any others as a heavily trafficked Virginia Army base temporarily went on lockdown Monday, August 25th, morning. Early reports indicate that the soldier fired one shot inside [...]

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Former Virginia governor back on witness stand

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his wife eventually agreed to take medication and undergo mental health counseling amid concerns about her frequent outbursts toward him and her staff. McDonnell was questioned by his wife’s lawyer Monday in federal court in Richmond. The McDonnells are charged with providing special favors to a [...]

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Army: Shooter injured self, no others on Va. base

  FORT LEE, Va. (AP) — The Army says a female soldier with a gun inside a key building on a central Virginia base turned the gun on herself, causing an injury, but didn’t wound any others. The Army says in a news release that early reports indicate she fired one shot Monday morning at Fort Lee. The base [...]

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$3 million donated to College of William and Mary

  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary has received a $3 million gift from the estate of one of its graduates. The college announced the gift by the estate of Margaret Baxter Vaughan on Friday, August 22nd. The school says $2.5 million are unrestricted funds. The other $500,000 has been given [...]

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Former Virginia governor back on witness stand

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is back on the witness stand as his public corruption trial enters its fifth week. McDonnell began testifying in his own defense Wednesday, August 20th, denying that he provided special favors to a wealthy vitamin executive who gave him and his family more than $165,000 [...]

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