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Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge

Jun. 26, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A coal train has derailed in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia, raising concerns about its wildlife and the fragile peat soil that has accumulated there over the course of centuries. Chris Lowie, manager of the federal refuge, said 36 of about 100 cars went...

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge in Virginia; 36 cars went off tracks, cleanup underway

Jun. 26, 2019 2:41 PM EDT
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge in Virginia; 36 cars went off tracks, cleanup underway.

Virginia couple charged with homicide in baby overdose death

Jun. 26, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia couple has been charged in the death of a two-month-old baby from a suspected heroin and cocaine overdose. News outlets report a grand jury in Danville, Virginia, indicted 27-year-old Eugene Chandler Jr. and 26-year-old Shaleigh Brumfield on Tuesday on charges of felony...

More than $800k awarded to Virginia regional projects

Jun. 26, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than $800,000 in funding has been approved in funding for projects in Virginia aimed at strengthening and diversifying regional economies. The projects will include the creation of a hands-on educational facility in southwest Virginia for agriculture students to learn livestock...

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Jun. 25, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — All 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. It was the worst civilian aviation accident in the U.S. since 2011. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from...

Virginia Beach considers independent shooting investigation

Jun. 25, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come out quickly enough for some victims' families, state lawmakers and city officials. City Council members delved into...

The Latest: Separate probe considered for Virginia shooting

Jun. 25, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a possible independent investigation into the Virginia Beach shooting (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The city of Virginia Beach may soon commission an independent investigation into the mass shooting that claimed 12 lives last month, but the findings might not come...

Teacher who stopped student shooter honored as Carnegie Hero

Jun. 25, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher who subdued a gun-wielding student as he opened fire in the school cafeteria is one of 18 people being honored with Carnegie Medals for heroism. The Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission announced the award winners on Monday. In September 2017, a student...

Islamic scholar's terror convictions reviewed in Virginia

Jun. 25, 2019 2:31 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A judge is considering tossing out parts of a 10-count conviction against an Islamic scholar serving life in prison for persuading some of his followers to travel overseas after the Sept. 11 attacks and try to join the Taliban. The review in the case of Ali Al-Timimi of Fairfax...

Carter Center fundraiser to auction off big ticket items

Jun. 25, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A guitar signed by the Rolling Stones, vacations to Hawaii, France and Martha's Vineyard and signed photographs of five U.S. presidents are among the items former President Jimmy Carter will be auctioning off at his foundation's annual charity benefit. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...