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New laws go into effect on Friday

A series of new laws are set to go into effect on Friday, including parts of a landmark gun compromise between Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Republican lawmakers. The gun measures…

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Developers get $200 million for planned Virginia Beach arena

Developers for a planned sports and entertainment arena in Virginia Beach say they’ve secured $200 million in financing for the project. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the money has been preliminarily approved…

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NTSB identifies probable cause of student’s plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has identified the probable cause of a plane crash in Virginia that killed a 16-year-old student on a solo flight. The Daily Progress reports the agency…

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CLAUDIA DODSON VHSL SPORTSMANSHIP, ETHICS AND INTEGRITY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Auburn (1st recognition) John S. Battle (3rd recognition) John I. Burton (2nd recognition) Caroline (1st recognition) Central-Woodstock (4th recognition) Chilhowie (4th recognition) Christiansburg (3rd recognition) Dominion (3rd recognition) Eastern Montgomery (6th recognition) First Colonial (13th recognition) Forest Park (1st recognition) Fort…

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N N Burger Break-In

Kilmarnock Police Chief Mike Bedell reports that an arrest was made this week in the weekend break-in of N N Burger in Kilmarnock. Chief Bedell reports that’s 20 year-old Taylor Honaker of…

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2016 VHSL GROUP 1A ALL-STATE SOFTBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM ALL-STATE Pitcher: Kelsi Martin, Parry McCluer, JR. Pitcher: Arleigh Wood, Essex, JR. Pitcher: Makayla Burlingame, Auburn, SR. Catcher: Lexy Johnson, Parry McCluer, SR. 1st Base: Andrea Tiller, Auburn,…

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MERRY POINT FERRY SERVICE WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK

FREDERICKSBURG – The Merry Point Ferry, located on Route 604 (Merry Point Road) in Lancaster County, is expected to resume normal operations on Wednesday, June 29, weather permitting.  The vessel…

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Virginians taking supplies to W. Virginia after flooding

Virginia residents are helping out their neighbors in West Virginia after devastating floods swept through the state last week. WRIC-TV reports that Jessica Pittman, whose husband is a West Virginia native,…

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Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe (D), during an election night event, November 5, 2013 in Tysons Corner, VA. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Governor issues executive order on environment

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is telling state agencies to come up with specific ways Virginia can act to decrease carbon emissions from the state’s power plants. The governor signed an executive order…

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Metro to cut 500 jobs to save money

The struggling transit agency that serves the nation’s capital is cutting 500 jobs to save money. Metro’s general manager Paul Wiedefeld told employees in a memo that the jobs he’s eliminating…

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Police arrest teacher accused of molesting girl in day care

Authorities have arrested a Hanover County teacher they say inappropriately touched a girl at an in-home day care in Chesterfield County. Local news outlets report that police arrested 64-year-old Leslie E….

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Slain teen’s father sentenced after domestic violence charge

The father and stepmother of a slain Virginia teenager won’t have to serve any additional jail time after a domestic dispute. David Madison Lovell and Terri Surratt Lovell were charged in…

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Va. state historical marker commemorates 1960 protest

Virginia officials are dedicating a marker commemorating a 1960 protest by students who sought to integrate a public dining facility at a Richmond department store. The Department of Historic Resources says…

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Home of historic ham magnate to be auctioned on Tuesday

A historic home built by a ham magnate in the early 1900s will go on the auction block Tuesday in the town of Smithfield, which is about 45 minutes outside…

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Natural Bridge closer to becoming state park

Natural Bridge Park is on its way to becoming a new state park. The Roanoke Times reports that the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation is set to manage the limestone…

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