Author: Kyle Scott


RICHMOND – Virginia will be among 15 states to participate in a two-day “Drive to Save Lives” traffic safety initiative that coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week. On Friday and Saturday, Oct. 20-21, 2017, Virginia State Police will be dedicating additional patrol resources to Interstate 95 traffic enforcement. Motorists can expect to see an increased presence of troopers along Virginia’s entire 179 miles of I-95, from the border of North Carolina to Maryland. “With traffic deaths in Virginia having dramatically spiked this year in comparison to 2016, this multi-state operation could not come at a more critical time,”...

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Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Announce Three Upcoming Orbital Launches from Wallops Island

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into an agreement with Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (Virginia Space) to conduct three commercial orbital missions out of Virginia Space’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) in the next 24 months with an option for five additional launches. Vector also transported a Vector-R launch vehicle engineering unit from the company’s headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. to MARS, to showcase an initial set of ground and simulated propellant...

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Police: Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have shot and killed one person and wounded two others inside a pickup truck after authorities said the occupants displayed a gun and drove toward the officers. Police in Hampton said in a statement Wednesday that the officers were following a stolen vehicle Tuesday night before it stopped at a convenience store. Five people were in the car. The officers tried to make contact with them before the shooting. Police said 24-year-old DeAndre Bethea, of Newport News, died at a hospital and two others remain hospitalized. Police said five guns were...

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Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Confederate statue in Virginia has been vandalized for the second night in a row. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word “racist” was again found spray-painted in red on the base of the Jefferson Davis statue in Richmond on Wednesday morning, this time joined by the words “Ban KKK.” The word “racist” was found in the same spot Tuesday, before being cleaned. The latest vandalism is the third such incident in the state this week, after “#2 BETTER LUCK NEVER” was spray-painted on a memorial to the Confederate dead in...

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Obama returns to campaign trail for Dems in governor’s races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for next month’s elections. Obama will first drop in on campaign workers in Newark, New Jersey, on Thursday for a private “canvass kickoff” for Democratic candidate Phil Murphy. He will then head to Richmond, Virginia, to rally support for Democrat Ralph Northam. Murphy is leading in polls against New Jersey’s Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno in the race to replace Gov. Chris Christie. Northam is in a tight race with former...

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