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Virginia Gets 'D' Grade for Preterm-Birth Rate

Posted: 11/17/2010 - Virginia is reducing its rate of preterm births, but the March of Dimes says the state needs to expand health care coverage and smoking-cessation programs to more women so they can receive better prenatal care.

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Cuccinelli Backs DMV Refusal to Accept Permit

Posted: 11/16/2010 - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is not required to accept a federal work permit as proof that a driver's license applicant is legally in the U.S., state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said in an official opinion.

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U.S. Offers $20,000 Reward for Info on Va. Shooter

Posted: 11/16/2010 - The Justice Department is offering up to $20,000 for information about the person who has shot at several military-related buildings in Washington's Virginia suburbs.

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Gov. McDonnell Calls for Special Elections

Posted: 11/16/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling for special elections on Jan. 11 to fill General Assembly vacancies created by the elections of Sen. Robert Hurt and Delegate Morgan Griffith to Congress.

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Harringtons Support Controversial Form of DNA Searches

Updated: 11/15/2010 - A legislative panel says Virginia likely won't need a new law allowing a controversial form of DNA searches. Morgan Harrington's parents are in support of the searches and feel they could be another tool to help their daughter's killer.

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Virginia High School Eliminating 'F' Grade

Updated: 11/15/2010 - Students will now have a hard time failing at West Potomac High School. Instead, students will get marks of "I" for incomplete and will only get an F if they fail to complete assignments in the months to come.

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Va. Man Fatally Shot During Hunting Trip

Posted: 11/15/2010 - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of an Alleghany County man during a hunting trip in the George Washington National Forest.

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Nuclear Waste at Va. Site Awaits Permanent Home

Posted: 11/15/2010 - Decades after the federal government agreed to build a permanent storage site for the nation's nuclear waste, temporary sites including one in southeastern Virginia continue to warehouse the radioactive material.

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VSP Launching Click-It-or-Ticket Campaign

Posted: 11/12/2010 - Virginia State Police will join local law enforcement in a statewide, high-visibility Click-It-or-Ticket enforcement effort beginning Sunday.

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Virginia Posts 3.7% Revenue Growth in October

Posted: 11/12/2010 - Governor Bob McDonnell announced Friday that October revenue collections increased by 3.7% over the prior year. This is the seventh month out of the last eight in which state revenue collections exceeded the previous year’s amount.

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