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Va. Approved for $45M High-Speed Rail Grant

Posted: 10/26/2010 - The Federal Railroad Administration is awarding $45.4 million to Virginia to start developing high-speed passenger rail service between Richmond and Washington, D.C.

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Marine Gets 1 Year for Infant Daughter's Death

Posted: 10/25/2010 - A Marine security officer who was practicing drawing his handgun and accidentally shot his 9-month-old daughter to death has been sentenced to a year in jail.

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Rapper's Lyrics Prompt Complaints from Neighbors

Posted: 10/25/2010 - University of Mary Washington President Rick Hurley has apologized to neighbors who complained about noise and a rapper's explicit lyrics at an outdoor concert during homecoming festivities.

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Va. Native American Tribe Seek Federal Recognition

Posted: 10/25/2010 - Pamunkey leaders are asking for federal recognition that, if granted, could clear the way for members of the American Indian tribe to receive government benefits in education, housing and medical care.

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Va. Congressional Candidate's Car Vandalized

Updated: 10/25/2010 - Democratic congressional candidate Rick Waugh says his car was vandalized with political graffiti while sitting about a block from his home near Louisa.

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Va University Offers Early Retirement To Cut Costs

Posted: 10/24/2010 - Christopher Newport University adopted a new policy to encourage faculty members to retire early. It's designed to save money and better align the faculty with academic priorities.

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Police to Resume Search for Body in 1969 Va. Murder

Updated: 10/25/2010 - New York investigators are returning to Virginia to try to solve a 1969 murder mystery. Police believe the 22-year-old victim was buried near the James River but have not been able to locate his grave.

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Suspected Drug Lab Found In Georgetown Univ. Dorm

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Students were evacuated from a Georgetown University dorm on Saturday morning after a strange odor was reported. Investigators arrested three men suspected of creating a drug lab in the freshman dormitory.

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Va. Tech To Honor School's First Black Graduate

Updated: 10/23/2010 - Virginia Tech prepares to honor the first black student to graduate from the University in 1958. Charlie Yates entered Tech at a time when black students couldn't live, eat or socialize on campus.

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McDonnell Signs New Wine Legislation at Local Vineyard

Posted: 10/22/2010 - Governor Bob McDonnell stopped by King Family Vineyards Friday to sign into law legislation that will promote Virginia wine. The law will work to more than double Virginia's wine industry.

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Va. Woman's Halloween Display Declared "Too Scary"

Posted: 10/22/2010 - A car dealership told one Virginia Beach resident to remove 78 life-size monsters she was displaying in its showroom after the creepy creatures spooked several customers.

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Charlottesville Among Va. Schools Using Controversial Textbook

Posted: 10/22/2010 - Charlottesville City Schools is among the Virginia school divisions using a controversial textbook. The state Department of Education is alerting Virginia teachers about a passage in a textbook that makes a false claim.

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2 Children Killed in Va. Fire

Posted: 10/21/2010 - Frederick County authorities are investigating a house fire that killed two children and injured their grandmother.

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Forecasters Make Winter Weather Predictions

Posted: 10/21/2010 - Forecasters say this winter will be warm and dry in the South, while the Pacific Northwest is facing a colder and wetter than normal season.

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