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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 ...

Virginia bill to force use of electrocution returned to committee

In the U.S., lethal injection is the primary method of execution, although some states give the condemned a choice of a firing squad, hanging, the gas chamber or electrocution. But the drugs used in lethal injections have become difficult to obtain.

Libertarian Xavian Draper challenges Republican Rep. Wittman (VA)

Following Sarvis's record breaking number of votes for a third party gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, fellow Libertarian Xavian Draper hopes for an even better result as he challenges Republican Wittman for the 1st congressional district of Virginia.

Op-Ed: Is the call for an Article V Convention wise?

For over two hundred years, the American people have relied on a document written by our founding fathers that established a strong, but limited government, specifically designed to protect an individual's rights and freedoms.

Virginia Beach hotels add to amenities of top tourist destination

Virginia Beach - To millions of families in America and around the world, a trip to Virginia Beach is the next best thing to being in paradise.

Virginia aims to cull wild pigs

Richmond - The state of Virginia has assembled a task force to slow the growth of wild pig populations. The state regards the pigs as an "ecologically destructive and invasive species."

Ron Paul stumps for Cuccinelli, draws on Libertarian themes

Richmond - Headlining at the closing rally of Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial bid in Virginia on Monday night, former long-term congressman and presidential contender Ron Paul (R-TX) talked up nullification and Libertarian themes.

Op-Ed: Why Virginia libertarians should abstain in this year's election

Richmond - Next week, Virginia voters will head to the ballot box to vote in this year’s gubernatorial election. It features Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis. However, libertarians should just abstain Nov. 5.

All-beef burgers taken off Fairfax County schools' menus

Fairfax - All-beef burgers are now off the menu for school cafeterias in Fairfax County, VA, following student complaints they were pink in the middle. The patties have been replaced by hamburgers with additives, containing up to 26 ingredients.

Photo Essay: Summer excavations of Mount Vernon's kitchen ongoing Special

Mount Vernon - An archaeology dig at Mount Vernon has been taking place throughout the summer outside the property's kitchen. The team's objective is to try to learn more about the earlier layout of the property and also see what other artifacts can be found.

15-million-year-old whale excavated on Virginia river shoreline

Stratford - A prehistoric whale skull was found in June along the Potomac River shoreline. As excavators worked to recover the remains throughout the summer, the rest of the skeleton was also found.
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Unfortunately  this glider did not get a chance to take to the sky due to the increased winds and an...
Unfortunately, this glider did not get a chance to take to the sky due to the increased winds and anticipated rain. Here the craft is led out for the crowd to see, but is on its way back to the hangar.
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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At the opposite side of the festival  the band Second Hand played rock music.
At the opposite side of the festival, the band Second Hand played rock music.
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WINTER: Snow blankets the Fairfax Villa neighbourhood of Fairfax, Vir.
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On Christmas morning Fairfax County woke up to a white Christmas  in the form of a thick fog.
On Christmas morning Fairfax County woke up to a white Christmas, in the form of a thick fog.
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Shaking hands with Marco Rubio
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A variety of handmade soaps could be purchased at this tent. The pretty scents were noticeable several 'storefronts' away.
The Alpine Dancers performing one of their sets
The Alpine Dancers performing one of their sets
A Cardinal looks on at the Mount Vernon Estate
A Cardinal looks on at the Mount Vernon Estate
Members of the First Virginia Regiment speak to visitors at Mount Vernon at the annual Colonial Mark...
Members of the First Virginia Regiment speak to visitors at Mount Vernon at the annual Colonial Market and Fair
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By Sunday night, the storm had reached the Washington Metro area. Here snow begins to fall at Dulles International Airport
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View of Oatlands from the rear of the house
Law enforcement officers continue to search for the suspect in the Virginia Tech shooting.
Law enforcement officers continue to search for the suspect in the Virginia Tech shooting.
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A house located in the historic district in Strasburg. This house was mentioned as being a historica...
A house located in the historic district in Strasburg. This house was mentioned as being a historical landmark.
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All day I'd been hoping to see some wildlife along one of the stops. This ladybug was one of the few I'd seen.
Icy sleet covers this sidewalk at dawn on Dec. 26  2012
Icy sleet covers this sidewalk at dawn on Dec. 26, 2012
Photographers stop along Skyline Drive to capture the beautiful fall foliage
Photographers stop along Skyline Drive to capture the beautiful fall foliage
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A wet snowy rain comes down on Route 286 (formerly named 7100, Fairfax County Parkway) during the day on Christmas Eve.