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Memorial Day Weekend Breaks Va. State Park Records

Posted: 06/10/2010 - The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation says attendance at Virginia's state parks over Memorial Day weekend totaled 271,683 from May 28 to May 31, breaking the record of 269,552 set in 2007.

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AP Sources: Problem with Grave IDs at Arlington

Posted: 06/10/2010 - Pentagon officials say it's uncertain whether the right people are buried in a number of graves at Arlington National Cemetery because of poor management and record keeping.

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Roanoke: Fire, Death Labeled Accidents

Posted: 06/10/2010 - Roanoke authorities say a brush fire and the death of an unidentified man whose body was found at the scene are being investigated as accidents. The cause hasn't been determined.

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Southeast Va. Reactor Shuts Down Temporarily

Posted: 06/10/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power says crews are working to restart a nuclear reactor at its Surry County power plant after an electrical power supply failed Tuesday morning.

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Grandmother to Serve 10 Years on OxyContin Charge

Posted: 06/10/2010 - A Tennessee woman who involved her Virginia daughter and granddaughter in an OxyContin distribution scheme has been ordered to serve 10 years in a federal prison.

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Court to Hear Appeal in Va. Trooper Slaying

Posted: 06/09/2010 - The Virginia Supreme Court will review the case of a Caroline County woman convicted of killing her husband, a first sergeant in the state police.

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Va. Town Won't Be Renamed after Nationals Pitcher

Posted: 06/09/2010 - Strasburg officials have rejected a resolution to temporarily rename the town for the Washington Nationals' newest pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, the 21-year-old Washington Nationals pitcher who struck out 14 batters in his debut Tuesday night.

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Ex-Winchester Teacher Sentenced on Sex Charge

Posted: 06/09/2010 - A former Winchester teacher has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 17-year-old female student. Adrian A. Ellis of Waynesboro pleaded guilty Tuesday to four felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child while serving in a custodial role.

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Va. Company Fined $14,000 over Worker's Death

Posted: 06/09/2010 - A Lyndhurst frozen food distributor has been fined $14,000 in connection with the death of an employee. According to a state report, 27-year-old Matt Megginson was crushed when a forklift he was operating crashed into a wrapping machine in November.

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National Group Honors Va. Trooper for Child Rescue

Posted: 06/09/2010 - The American Association of State Troopers has named 44-year-old Trooper Kurt Johnson as its 2010 Trooper of the Year for pulling a child out of a burning car after the girl's mother and two siblings were able to escape following a crash in Pastoria on Feb. 6, 2009.

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Pregnant Md. Woman was Tased During Attack

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Police say a pregnant woman attacked in her Maryland home was reportedly shocked multiple times with a stun gun by a female attacker wearing a surgical cap and cloth gloves.

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Va. Responds to Motion to Dismiss Health Care Suit

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Virginia on Monday disputed the Obama administration's claim that the state lacks standing to challenge the new federal health care reform law, saying federal officials are wrong in contending that the law is within the scope of the Constitution's Commerce Clause.

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2 Va. Teachers Honored by Obama with $10K Awards

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Two Virginia teachers are receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The White House announced the awards Monday.

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No Remains Found During Va. Parkway Search

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Family members of presumed victims of a serial killer on the Colonial Parkway say they plan to conduct more searches of the roadway for remains after a weekend search was unsuccessful.

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Va. Couple Sentenced for Student Loan Scam

Posted: 06/08/2010 - A Virginia couple has been sentenced for a student loan scam that defrauded lending institutions in Colorado, Massachusetts, Florida and New York.

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Navy Hunts for for Missing Underwater Vehicles in Va.

Posted: 06/08/2010 - The Navy is searching Virginia waters for four missing underwater vehicles. The unmanned vehicles were being used for explosive ordnance disposal training Sunday at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Va. Man Guilty of Child Enticement

Posted: 06/08/2010 - Authorities say a Virginia man traveled to Massachusetts to help a 12-year-old girl he met on the Internet run away so he could have sex with her has been found guilty.

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Plane Crashes at Reagan National Airport; Runway Reopens

Updated: 06/08/2010 - The main runway at Reagan National Airport has reopened after an accident involving a vintage aircraft shortly after 10am Tuesday. FAA records show the 1943 Boeing is registered to Michael Truschel of Nokesville, Virginia.

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