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Gun bills more likely to become ads than law in Virginia

Jan. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers appear unlikely to pass any notable new gun laws this legislative session, but are almost certain to campaign heavily on failed gun legislation later this year. Republicans who control the General Assembly have dispatched gun-control bills backed by Democratic Gov....

Hissing, shouts of 'shame' as pipeline station gets permit

Jan. 8, 2019 5:14 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents. The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key permit for...

Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

Dec. 9, 2018 7:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive winter storm delayed a closely watched vote in Virginia on a natural gas pipeline compressor station that's been the frequent target of protests. A citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits was set to decide Monday whether Virginia's most powerful corporation can...

Swath of South faces wintry mess: Snow, sleet, freezing rain

Dec. 8, 2018 9:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A storm spreading snow, sleet and freezing rain took aim at millions of people across a wide swath of the South, raising the threat of immobilizing snowfalls, icy roads and possible power outages. Governors and local officials in several states declared emergencies ahead of the storm,...

APNewsBreak: Settlement reached in infamous "Norfolk 4" case

Dec. 3, 2018 7:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Norfolk has agreed to pay $4.9 million to four former sailors who were wrongly convicted of a woman's rape and murder based on intimidating police interrogations. A copy of the settlement agreement for the "Norfolk Four" was obtained by The Associated Press. The state also...