Tag Archives: Virginia

Va. governor formally presents energy plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe formally rolled out his energy plan for Virginia on Tuesday, advocating more renewable sources such as solar and wind, efficiency and traditional resources including natural gas. Federal dollars that have sustained the economies of northern Virginia and Hampton Roads, which has a huge military footprint, can’t be relied on in [...]

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Va. man pleads guilty in tax refund scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man faces up to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a tax refund scheme. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente says 52-year-old Ronald Chisholm pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 15, to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. Chisholm’s sentencing is set for Jan. 22, 2015, in U.S. District [...]

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Booze price hike irks Va. consumers, restaurants

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A move to raise the cost of liquor at Virginia’s beverage control stores is distilling sour spirits from restaurants and bars, as well as consumers. As part of a plan to close a $2.4 billion gap in the two-year budget, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has directed the Department of Alcoholic Beverage [...]

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GOP’s Gillespie ditches ads in Senate race in Va.

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ed Gillespie has one of the sharpest political instincts of any of the Republicans’ recruits for Senate races this year. But that and a thick Rolodex of GOP donors haven’t helped him close a massive campaign cash deficit against incumbent Virginia Sen. Mark Warner. Warner has a 4-to-1 advantage in [...]

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Student shot during robbery near Norfolk State

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the shooting of a Norfolk State University student during a robbery near the campus. Norfolk police tell media outlets that another student was assaulted during the incident. Both students were taken to a hospital with injuries that aren’t believed to be life threatening. Police say two men [...]

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Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration’s plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say. Airline passengers arriving from three West African countries — Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea — [...]

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NASA drones in national airspace to spot wildfires

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA plans to fly small drones to spot fires in a wildlife refuge along the Virginia and North Carolina border next spring, marking the first time the agency has integrated drones into the National Airspace System for wildfire spotting on the East Coast, officials said Wednesday, Oct 8. NASA has previously [...]

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FBI, senators discussed corruption

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state senators quietly met with FBI officials for a private briefing on how not to run afoul of federal corruption laws shortly after a jury found former Gov. Bob McDonnell guilty of selling the influence of his office, lawmakers told The Associated Press this week. Senate Democratic Leader Richard [...]

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Slave photo discovered from Robert E. Lee’s home

  ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has acquired a rare Civil War-era photograph of an enslaved woman at Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s home in Virginia. The previously unknown photograph depicts Selina Gray, the head housekeeper to Lee and his family. The photograph was unveiled Thursday, October 9th, at Lee’s Arlington House [...]

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Gas prices decline in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Motorists in Virginia are paying on average 6 cents less for a gallon of gasoline than they were a year ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average statewide price was $3.08 on Wednesday, October 8th. That’s down from $3.14 in the same period a year ago and $3.18 in September. [...]

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Route of proposed W.Va.-Va. pipeline revised

  ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Energy companies have revised the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run from West Virginia to Virginia. Media outlets report that the new route would exclude Floyd, Pulaski and Henry counties in Virginia. A portion of Roanoke County in Virginia was added to the route. EQT Corp. [...]

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