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Virginia GOP renews call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Sep. 19, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Virginia are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. House Courts of Justice Committee Chairman Del. Rob Bell pressed Democrats on Thursday to hold a...

Dominion planning large wind farm off Virginia coast

Sep. 19, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy announced plans Thursday to seek approval to build what it says would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States off the Virginia coast. The company told The Associated Press ahead of a public announcement that the project would include about 220 wind...

Bryce Perkins' poise key to success for No. 21 Virginia

Sep. 19, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall has given quarterback Bryce Perkins the freedom to freestyle when necessary. In fact, he encourages it. Like any coach, Mendenhall likes having a plan and seeing that plan executed. But he knows that handcuffing Perkins would be the wrong...

Saturday night lights: No. 21 Virginia hosts Old Dominion

Sep. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

Old Dominion (1-1) at No. 21 Virginia (3-0), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Virginia by 28 1/2. Series record: First meeting. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Virginia looks to continue its best start in more than a decade and overcome what many would consider a trap game with Notre Dame on the road up next. The Monarchs...

Women inmates in Virginia to be moved to central region

Sep. 19, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — All women inmates in Virginia will soon be housed in the central region of the state in what prison officials are calling a "gender responsivity plan." The Virginian-Pilot reports that the move comes after several women died in state prisons this year, including three this summer at...

Virginia murder suspect's defense requests mental test redo

Sep. 19, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a Virginia man accused of killing his sister and stabbing his pregnant girlfriend is challenging a psychologist's opinion deeming the suspect competent to stand trial. The Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star reports 21-year-old Daniel Alfredo Martinez-Nolasco is...

Virginia airports receive $23M in funding for improvements

Sep. 19, 2019 4:19 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded $23.2 million in federal funding to support improvement projects at 11 Virginia airports. The grants were announced Wednesday by Democratic U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine. One of the largest awards is $8.7 million to build a...

Absentee voting gets underway soon in Virginia

Sep. 19, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Absentee voting is about to get underway in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Elections says absentee voting for the Nov. 5 general election begins Friday. Qualified voters can cast a ballot through in-person absentee voting at their local registrar's office or by mail. To vote...

Virginia gov announces $8.5M firm expansion, 105 new jobs

Sep. 19, 2019 4:18 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that makes piping systems is expanding in Virginia and plans to create 105 new manufacturing jobs. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that High Purity Systems plans to spend $8.5 million to build a 30,000-square-foot facility for piping fabrication. The company makes...

Official: Virginia school athletes punished for racist posts

Sep. 19, 2019 2:51 AM EDT

POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — An official at a Virginia high school says some of its football players have been punished for using racist taunts and slurs against their opponents in two social media videos. The Daily Press reports Poquoson City Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Parish didn't release the...