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Virginia elects Democrat governor, in rejection of Trumpism

Washington - US Democrats claimed a resounding win Tuesday in a crucial governor's race in Virginia, dealing a blow to Donald Trump's politics of division and testing the president's influence ahead of larger battles in 2018 and 2020.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe had already declared a state of emergency

Charlottesville - A white nationalists' rally erupted into deadly violence Saturday as a car plowed into a crowd while demonstrators and counter-protesters clashed, spurring President Donald Trump to condemn "hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides."

Virginia's Dominion teams up with DONG for offshore wind project

Richmond - Dominion Energy Virginia has partnered with Denmark's DONG Energy to develop a 12 MW wind farm 27 miles offshore of Virginia Beach, known as Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind.

Jesse Rice to headline Waiting to Hear's Loud Shirt GALA

Acclaimed country singer and songwriter Jesse Rice is headlining the Waiting to Hear's Loud Shirt GALA fundraiser in Virginia on June 17.

Op-Ed: The book that told the story of those HeLa cells Special

When we think of genetic engineering, biotech industry, it is easy to assume it is something relatively recent as within the last 20 to 30 years. But in a 2010 best-seller, author Rebecca Skloot revealed that such engineering had been done earlier.

Op-Ed: Trump thinks we will allow drilling along the Atlantic Coast

Washington - On Wednesday, the Trump administration took its first step on opening the Atlantic Coast to oil and gas drilling. The Interior Department is now reviewing six applications submitted by energy companies previously rejected by the Obama administration.

Virginia passes historic law to allow robots to make deliveries

The Commonwealth of Virginia is the first US state to pass a law that allows delivery robots to operate on sidewalks and crosswalks throughout the state.

Country duo Wilson Fairchild pay tribute to The Statler Brothers Special

Langdon Reid tells Digital Journal how he and his singing partner, Will Reid, came to honour their fathers, Harold and Don Reid, founding members of legendary country quartet The Statler Brothers.

Virginia Hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits

Richmond - The Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia linked to frozen strawberry smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes is growing daily, with 28 people now confirmed to be sick as of Thursday evening.

Hepatitis A: Scallops in Hawaii and strawberries in Virginia

With the Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii being solved, another outbreak of the virus in Virginia is making the news, but this time, it's strawberries used to create strawberry smoothies at Tropical Smoothie Cafes.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

TV gunman plotted to 'hurt a lot more': State governor

Roanoke - The embittered gunman who shot dead two young American journalists on live TV was seemingly hell-bent on committing more violence before he took his own life, Virginia's governor said Friday.

California neighbors wonder what could have happened to suspect

San Francisco - A Virginia man believed to have shot and killed two local journalists on live television before shooting himself grew up and went to college in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Vester Lee Flanigan, suspect in Virginia shooting, dead from self-inflicted gunshot wound

According to reports, the alleged shooter in the killing of two Virginia TV reporters has shot himself and is now dead from the gunshot wound.

Drug suspect puts GPS bracelet on cat, fools officials and flees

Highland Springs - A Virginia man who was being held on a drug charge and wearing a GPS tracking device may have fled the state, and possibly the country because he may have found a novel way to confound authorities.

Crack a cold one — Beer cans are 80 years old this week

For many beer lovers, nothing is more enjoyable on a hot summer's day than reaching into an ice-filled cooler and pulling out a cold one. The "crack" as the can is opened, along with the first icy sip of beer is most satisfying.

Bob McDonnell receives 2-year prison term for corruption

Richmond - Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced to serve two years in prison today, after being found guilty on 11 charges of corruption in September 2014. He must surrender before 2 p.m. on February 9 to start serving his sentence.

Investigation opens into U.S. spaceship mishap

Wallops Island - NASA is warning coastal Virginia residents not to touch any debris they find from Tuesday night's explosion and crash of a rocket and supply capsule headed for the International Space Station.

Fall is the time for foliage tours and raptor counts in Virginia

When autumn comes to Virginia, the mountains and valleys don their coat of many colors, giving the countryside a patchwork quilt appearance. This is also the time of year for the annual raptor watch when birds-of-prey are counted as they migrate south .

Virginia patient does not have Ebola

Richmond - A woman being evaluated at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in Richmond, Va. has tested negative for the disease say state health officials on Tuesday.

Virginia governor and wife 'Guilty' on multiple charges

Richmond - Virginia's 71st governor, Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen were convicted today by a federal jury on multiple public corruption charges in U.S. District Court in Richmond. The verdict was reached after three days of deliberations.

Supreme Court puts hold on Virginia same-sex marriages

Without an explanation or a release of the vote totals, the U.S. Supreme Court today has stayed a ruling that would have allowed same-sex couples in Virginia to marry beginning on Thursday morning.

Court flips U.S. state's ban on same-sex marriage

Washington - A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, in a landmark victory for the gay rights movement in the United States.

Commercial rocket launches space station supply capsule

Accomac - Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket took off Sunday from a NASA facility on the Virginia coast, carrying more than 3,500 pounds of supplies and equipment to the International Space Station.

A Gwar-themed restaurant may be coming to Richmond, VA

The legendary metal band, Gwar, is in the process of raising money because they aim to open a Gwar-themed restaurant in Virginia.

VMI cadets retrace steps of those killed at Battle of New Market

One hundred and fifty years ago today, on May 11, 1864, a contingent of cadets from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, left their barracks and started walking north. It rained all the five days it took them to reach New Market, 80 miles away.

Two die and one missing in hot air balloon accident in Virginia

At least two people are dead after a hot-air balloon hit a power line and burst into flames at the Mid-Atlantic Balloon Festival Friday evening in Doswell, Virginia. Horrified onlookers stood watching helplessly as the balloon came down in flames.

Op-Ed: Congressman has the gall to request a pay increase

Washington - In one of the most laughably sad statements made by a politician so far this year, Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.) said that he and his cohorts on Capitol Hill deserve a pay increase.

Couple in Virginia wins the lottery 3 times in 1 month

Calvin and Zatera Spencer of Virginia are now millionaires after they played, and won, the lottery three times in just one month.

Plan for ballpark near historic Virginia slave market site advances

A controversial plan to build a minor league baseball stadium near the historic site of a slave marketplace and burial ground in Virginia's capital cleared another hurdle on Monday night as ...
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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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Virginia: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli
Virginia: Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli
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A deer grazing in winter 2013 at Northern Virginia Community College, located in Manassas, Va.
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A hardy band of Englishmen landed at Berkeley Hundred on the James River and held the real first Thanksgiving. Captain John Woodlief and thirty-seven men sailed from Bristol, England, on the ship Margaret and reached Berkeley Hundred nearly three months later in December 1619. The first thing they did on landing ashore was give thanks to God.
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The intensity of autumn's colors are sometimes so vibrant they are blinding.
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Shaking hands with Marco Rubio
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Established in 1883 by James Solomon Russell as an Episcopal Mission School for the black community of Southside Virginia. Russell, a former slave, was trained at Hampton Institute and Bishop Payne Divinity School in Petersburg. The school closed in 2013 because of financial difficulties
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Autumn in Virginia. A visit to one of Virginia s many wineries in the Shenandoah Valley.
Autumn in Virginia. A visit to one of Virginia's many wineries in the Shenandoah Valley.
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Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell speaking at CPAC. Photo taken: Feb. 19, 2010
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The City of Hurricane Police Officers welcome the Veterans on the Run for the Wall ride.
Bryce Williams  aka Vester Lee Flanagan  is the suspected shooter in the deaths of two Virginia TV r...
Bryce Williams, aka Vester Lee Flanagan, is the suspected shooter in the deaths of two Virginia TV reporters. He committed suicide on August 26.
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Mabry s Mill was a working grist mill for years along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Mabry's Mill was a working grist mill for years along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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In this twitter hand-out photo courtesy the Virginia State Police, arrests are made following declaration of unlawful assembly at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017
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The Pamunkey tribe is the first Virginia tribe to receive federal recognition.
The Pamunkey tribe is the first Virginia tribe to receive federal recognition.
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This is one of a few black racers spotted in the garden where it lays waiting for robins looking for worms and the occasional baby rabbit searching for a meal of fresh cabbage leaves.
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Marco Rubio's tour bus
Interstate 95 entering Virginia from North Carolina.
Interstate 95 entering Virginia from North Carolina.
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Crossover Ministries free clinic sees over 6,000 patients a year, many of them immigrants to this country.
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Living history experience of WWII held at Sully Historic Site

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