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Hurricane Dorian strengthens as it closes in on South Carolina

Dorian's outer rainbands are already lashing coastal parts of the Southeast, and Hurricane and storm surge warnings are in effect along the North and South Carolina coasts. Dorian's winds have also strengthened just a bit.

Cuccinelli tapped to lead Citizenship and Immigration Services

Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) on Monday began his new job as acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is a controversial appointment that may lead to a showdown between Trump and Senate Republicans.

Police search for motive in US shooting that killed 12

Virginia Beach - Police in Virginia searched Saturday for the reason why a city engineer fired indiscriminately on his workplace colleagues, turning a municipal building into a war zone as he killed at least 12 people and wounded four before being fatally shot himself....

Virginia lieutenant governor faces second sexual misconduct charge

Washington - A second woman has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual misconduct, US media reported Friday, further adding to the political turmoil in the eastern US state.

Virginia Democrats in crisis over new blackface scandal

Washington - A political crisis deepened in Virginia on Wednesday after the attorney general of the eastern US state admitted he wore blackface to a 1980 college party to impersonate a rapper.

Virginia lawmakers introduce bills to legalize cannabis use

Richmond - Marijuana would be legalized in Virginia under legislation that was introduced on January 8. The two new bills are among more than 10 cannabis-related proposals that lawmakers in the Commonwealth will be considering this year.

Amazon unveiled its HQ2 selections, and some locals are furious

The company will build offices in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York, and the newly formed National Landing area of Arlington, Virginia.

Limair Sanitarium — The result of an obsession with lime air

Luray - Luray Caverns, in Virginia's Page County, has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world since its discovery in 1878. But few people know about the first air-conditioned building in the U.S. built in 1901 at Luray.

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.
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