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Truck tire blowout causes crash, killing 11-year-old girl

Sep. 05, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

SUSSEX, Va. (AP) — A two-vehicle crash caused by a truck tire blowout has claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl, Virginia State Police said. The Progress-Index reports that the wreck happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. Sunday on U.S. Route 301, also known as Blue Star Highway, that...

Virginia Beach drone services company expanding

Aug. 27, 2022 12:28 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach drone services company and the sole drone partner of the world’s largest retailer announced plans to expand its headquarters and create a research and training facility outside Petersburg, adding 655 new jobs. The Virginian-Pilot...

Casino referendum won't be on Richmond ballots in November

Aug. 17, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond voters will not be weighing in again this fall on whether to approve a casino in the city. At the request of city officials, a Richmond Circuit Court judge has signed an order to remove the casino referendum question from local ballots in this...

Officer acquitted of assault charges in Taser incident

Aug. 06, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

PETERSBURG. Va. (AP) — A Petersburg police officer has been acquitted of assault charges stemming from his use of a Taser on a man who reportedly was seen walking the streets carrying guns. The RIchmond Times-Dispatch reports that retired Judge James Yoffy on Thursday found Lt....