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Woman Dies in Boating Accident; Son at Controls

Posted: 07/05/2010 - Virginia Marine Police say a 7-year-old boy was piloting a boat when it crashed, fatally injuring his mother. Now police are asking the Hampton prosecutor to determine whether charges should be filed in connection with the deadly July 4 accident.

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Lawyer: Va. Man with Laser Meant No Harm

Updated: 07/05/2010 - An attorney for a Fairfax County man charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft says his client only wanted to see what kind of helicopter was flying over his house before dawn.

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Former Va. Legislator George W. Jones Dies

Posted: 07/05/2010 - A funeral will be held Wednesday for George Wilson Jones, who served 16 years in the Virginia General Assembly. Jones died Saturday, according to family members and the Woody Funeral Home. He was 83.

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Southwest Va. Hospital Nears Completion

Posted: 07/05/2010 - A HealthSouth official says the Rehabilitation Hospital of Southwest Virginia is almost done. The new hospital is expected to employ about 100 people and provide therapy for patients with traumatic injuries, strokes and other health problems.

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Washington's Papers Moving to Mount Vernon Library

Posted: 07/04/2010 - A collection of about 135,000 documents belonging to George Washington and studied at the University of Virginia for more than four decades will be making its way to the home of the nation's first president as the centerpiece of a new library.

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Va. Woman Killed Serving in Iraq

Posted: 07/04/2010 - The Department of Defense says 19-year-old Spc. Morganne McBeth of Fredericksburg died from noncombat injuries suffered in Iraq on July 2. The agency says she was injured a day earlier.

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Report Blames Navy, Contractors for Defective Ship

Posted: 07/02/2010 - A new report says the Navy and contractors are both to blame for defects aboard a Norfolk-based amphibious ship. An investigation examined defects aboard the $1.8 billion San Antonio, which has undergone several major repairs.

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Five Arrested for Meth Operation

Updated: 07/02/2010 - In Harrisonburg this week, three searches and five arrests have netted thousands of dollars worth of drugs in what authorities are calling a methamphetamine operation.

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No Charges for Driver Who Ran Over Homeless Man

Posted: 07/01/2010 - Virginia Beach prosecutors are not filing charges against a city employee involved in a fatal accident in which a homeless man was run over by a dump truck as he slept on the beach.

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Man Charged with Killing Newspaper Carrier

Updated: 07/01/2010 - A Suffolk man has been charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a Virginian-Pilot newspaper carrier. Suffolk police say a grand jury indicted 19-year-old Christopher Jonta Artis last week.

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Va. Inmate Dies of Heat Exposure

Posted: 07/01/2010 - The state medical examiner's office says an inmate at the Richmond City Jail died from heat exposure. The jail was built in the 1960s and the men's tiers don't have air conditioning.

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Body of Va. Man Found in Lake

Posted: 07/01/2010 - The body of a 20-year-old man has been recovered from a Spotsylvania County lake. The body of Stephen R. Shipe of Midland was recovered from one of the lakes at the Wilderness Camping Resort on Wednesday.

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Groups Ask for Permanent Halt to Offshore Drilling

Posted: 07/01/2010 - Nearly 30 environmental groups along the East Coast are asking the Obama administration to permanently halt plans for oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic and Gulf regions.

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$25M Lawsuit Filed Over 2008 Va. Shooting Rampage

Posted: 07/01/2010 - A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in connection with a 2008 shooting rampage in Wythe County that left one man dead and two other people injured.

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9-year-old Boy Drowns in Shenandoah River

Updated: 04/18/2011 - A nine-year-old boy from West Virginia is dead after drowning in the Shenandoah River yesterday afternoon. Rescue crews worked through the night to recover the body and concerned family stayed there the whole time.

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UVa Projects 4 Percent K-12 Growth

Posted: 06/30/2010 - The number of students in Virginia's public schools is expected to grow by 4% over the next five years, mostly in northern Virginia, and many other school divisions will see decreases in enrollment.

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Va. Prisoners Held in Isolation for Refusing to Cut their Hair

Posted: 06/30/2010 - Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair. Some Rastafarian inmates have been in segregation for ten years for ignoring the state's grooming policy.

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Fatal Va. Police Shooting Justified by Court

Updated: 06/30/2010 - A prosecutor says law enforcement officers followed proper procedures when they fatally shot a Pagan's Motorcycle Club member during a raid in Dinwiddie County.

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