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Public Visitation, Funeral Set for Jimmy Dean

Posted: 06/15/2010 - A public visitation and an open funeral service for country music legend Jimmy Dean will be held in Richmond from noon to 8 p.m. June 20 at Nelson Funeral Home.

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Virginia's Court System Goes Digital

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Virginia's court systems began the process of going digital in 2005, and the transition is complete. State courts now use a unified computer network. The paperless courts save Virginians hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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Va. Singer, Sausage Businessman Jimmy Dean Dies at 81

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday at his Henrico County, Virginia home. He was 81.

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Expanded Va. Paper Plant Will Create 150 New Jobs

Posted: 06/14/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is celebrating the a more than $21 million expansion of paper manufacturer Mercury Paper. The project will create 150 jobs at the Strasburg facility.

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Over 4,000 Virginians Without Power From Weekend Thunderstorms

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Nearly 4,300 Virginians are without electricity in Virginia from weekend thunderstorms. Dominion Virginia Power is reporting about 2,300 customers without power, and Appalachian Power says another 1,959 customers are in the dark.

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Possible Shortage of Highway Paint has Virginia Scrambling

Posted: 06/13/2010 - Virginia is preparing for a possible nationwide shortage of highway striping paint. The supplies of two chemicals used in the special paint to make it durable and adhere to the pavement are running low.

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Va. High School Gym Roof Collapses

Updated: 06/11/2010 - A forensic engineering firm says a structural issue caused the Blacksburg High School gym roof to collapse in February. No one was injured in the collapse, and officials say the snow wasn't a factor.

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Richmond Man Gets 8 Years for Campus Shooting

Posted: 06/11/2010 - A 22-year-old Richmond man who pleaded guilty to wounding a Virginia Union University student in an on-campus shooting will spend eight years in prison.

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Police: Off-duty Md. Trooper Shot, Killed

Posted: 06/11/2010 - Police are searching for a man they say shot and killed an off-duty Maryland state trooper who was working security at a Prince George's County restaurant.

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12 Rehabbed Turtles from Mass., Va. to Be Released

Posted: 06/11/2010 - The Virginia Aquarium is releasing a dozen Kemp's ridley turtles rehabilitated in Virginia and Massachusetts to make space available for any turtles affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Police ID Va. Man Killed by Train

Posted: 06/11/2010 - Police have identified a CSX employee who was hit and killed by a train as he was inspecting another train in a rail yard in Hanover County as 54-year-old Marshall W. Conner of Spring Grove.

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McKelvey Announces Formation of Political Action Committee

Posted: 06/10/2010 - Republican primary nominee Jim McKelvey announced the planned formation of a political action committee two days after the election. The PAC would seek out, train and help to elect conservative candidates on the local and state level who have never run for public office.

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Va. Teen Sentenced in Drug-Related Slayings

Posted: 06/10/2010 - A Martinsville man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison in connection with the drug-related fatal shootings of three men in Collinsville.

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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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