- Despite US setback, Virginia moving forward on 'Clean Power' Updated: Feb-10-16 4:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia is moving forward with efforts to reduce carbon emissions linked to climate change amid uncertainty over the future of the Obama administration's landmark environmental initiative.
- James River Association challenging Virginia coal ash permit Updated: Feb-10-16 4:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The James River Association signaled its intent Wednesday to legally challenge a state permit allowing Virginia's largest utility to discharge millions of gallons of treated coal ash wastewater into the James River.
- Gun compromise legislation easily passes Virginia House Updated: Feb-10-16 3:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia House has approved three bills that would allow more concealed-weapon permit holders to legally carry guns in the state.
- Virginia House OKs electric chair as backup in executions Updated: Feb-10-16 3:17 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A bill that would allow Virginia prison officials to execute inmates in the electric chair if lethal-injection drugs are unavailable sailed through the state's Republican-dominated House of Delegates on Wednesday.
- Governor, legislators reach deal on I-66 expansion, tolls Updated: Feb-10-16 2:42 pm
McLEAN, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican legislators reached a compromise Wednesday on plans to expand Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway and charge tolls on the highway during rush hour.
- Senate votes to raise speed limit for reckless driving Updated: Feb-10-16 2:41 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would prevent some drivers from being charged with reckless driving for going 11 miles over the speed limit.
- 2 Virginia teens charged in Eden shooting death Updated: Feb-10-16 12:10 pm
EDEN, North Carolina - Two Virginia teens have been arrested in the shooting death of an Eden man last month.
- 14 plead guilty to drug distribution charges Updated: Feb-10-16 10:42 am
JACKSON, North Carolina - Federal prosecutors say 14 people from North Carolina and Virginia have pleaded guilty to drug distribution charges.
- Judge to decide trial of woman charged in son's death Updated: Feb-10-16 9:21 am
PULASKI, Virginia - The trial of the mother of a Virginia boy found dead in a septic tank will be decided by a judge, rather than a jury.
- Police: Man fires shots at Reston hospital, no one hit Updated: Feb-10-16 7:01 am
RESTON, Virginia - Fairfax County police say a man seeking medical attention for a self-inflicted gunshot wound fired at locked hospital doors, but no one else was hurt.
- Norfolk to spend $5M to entice Fortune 500 company ADP Updated: Feb-10-16 5:33 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - The Norfolk city council has agreed to spend $5 million to entice a Fortune 500 company to bring an expected 2,000 jobs downtown.
- Chesapeake Conservancy: Obama budget contains $29M for bay Updated: Feb-10-16 4:16 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Chesapeake Conservancy says the Obama administration included $29 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for land conservation across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia Updated: Feb-10-16 3:51 am
SYDNEY - A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.
- Gill's 16, 'D' lead No. 7 Virginia past Virginia Tech, 67-49 Updated: Feb-09-16 11:19 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - The first time No. 7 Virginia and Virginia Tech met on a basketball court this season, the Hokies played probably their best game of the season and the Cavaliers played what rates as their worst, and the bad taste of the Cavaliers' two-point loss has lingered ever since.
- Police identify man shot by deputy in Winchester Updated: Feb-09-16 6:34 pm
WINCHESTER, Virginia - Virginia State Police have identified the man shot by a Frederick County deputy sheriff.
- Senator says she changed mind, will OK governor's court pick Updated: Feb-09-16 5:22 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Democratic senator who broke from her party to support Republicans' pick for the Virginia Supreme Court says she has changed her mind.
- Alpha says lenders offer $500M for coal producer's assets Updated: Feb-09-16 3:56 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Alpha Natural Resources said it has received a $500 million offer from existing lenders for the potential sale of the bankrupt coal producer's core assets.
- Senate passes bill raising minimum age of marriage Updated: Feb-09-16 2:34 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Senate has passed legislation requiring a judge's approval for 16- and 17-year-olds to get married.
- House OKs bill that would allow students to switch schools Updated: Feb-09-16 2:16 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia's House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow students in underperforming schools to switch to a different one within the same district.
- Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise Updated: Feb-09-16 1:54 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.
- Former McAuliffe ally turns against him on gun compromise Updated: Feb-09-16 1:39 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - One of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's biggest donors and political allies has turned against him with an advertisement campaign condemning him for a deal he struck with GOP leaders on gun policy.
- Friend says slain teen talked of running away with defendant Updated: Feb-09-16 1:04 pm
BLACKSBURG, Virginia - The 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed after climbing out of her bedroom window talked of running away and starting a family with the man now charged in her slaying, a friend and classmate of the seventh-grader said.
- Council votes to approve $49M bus rapid transit project Updated: Feb-09-16 12:50 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond City Council has voted to approve a $49 million bus rapid transit project that has been in the works for at least seven years.
- Utility support firm Opower gets $2M to stay in Arlington Updated: Feb-09-16 12:09 pm
ARLINGTON, Virginia - Energy technology firm Opower has announced it is keeping and expanding its corporate headquarters in Arlington after receiving $2 million in state and local incentives.
- County: No unmarked graves found near former slave buildings Updated: Feb-09-16 12:07 pm
FINCASTLE, Virginia - Officials in Botetourt (BAHT'-uh-tawt) County say initial reports show that no unmarked graves have been found near two historic slave buildings.