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2 Va. Dogs Die from Eating Toxic Meatballs

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Fairfax County police are investigating the deaths of two dogs who ate toxic meatballs that were apparently randomly found in residents' yards. Police advise residents to inspect their yards for unusual objects..

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Va. Officials Investigate Felon Hired by Sheriff

Posted: 05/28/2010 - A former sheriff's aide who posted online photos of himself in a law-enforcement uniform toting a firearm and stun gun is being investigated to determine whether he violated the law.

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Va. Probing Homemade Skin Cream Link to Mercury

Posted: 05/28/2010 - The Virginia Department of Health is investigating 10 cases of possible mercury exposure linked to a homemade skin cream. Officials say the cases have been in the central and northwestern parts of the state.

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Newport News Police Make Arrest in 1996 Slaying

Posted: 05/28/2010 - Newport News police have arrested a man in a slaying that occurred 14 years ago. Police said Thursday that 39-year-old Erick Rodgers faces charges of murder, use of a firearm in a felony and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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Jury Acquits Va. Gym Teacher Accused of Molestation

Posted: 05/28/2010 - A Fairfax County jury has acquitted a popular gym teacher at Centre Ridge Elementary School in Centreville who had been charged with molesting a 12-year-old girl at his elementary school.

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Va. Little League Evicted from Naval Station

Posted: 05/27/2010 - The Navy is evicting a Little League whose six ballfields are in the flight path to Chambers Field. Officials say the potential for a crash at Fleet Park is too risky for the teams that play there. The park on Navy property is located a half mile from the airstrip.

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UPDATE: Missing Augusta County Woman Returns Home

Updated: 05/27/2010 - A woman who was missing Tuesday in Augusta County has returned home. Anita Warner was reported missing earlier this week after sheriff's deputies say she left her home under suspicious circumstances.

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Rare Stephen Strasburg Baseball Card Worth More than a Car

Updated: 05/27/2010 - Stephen Strasburg has yet to throw a pitch for the Washington Nationals, but an eBay listing for the right-hander's baseball card already has passed $16,000 with more than two days left in the online auction.

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Va. Man Gets 5 Years in Plot to Kill Detective

Posted: 05/26/2010 - A Virginia Beach man pleaded guilty this week in Virginia Beach Circuit Court to conspiracy to commit capital murder. He has been sentenced to five years in prison for his plot to kill a city detective.

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Va. Appeals Court Affirms Dominion Power Plant Permit

Posted: 05/26/2010 - The Virginia Court of Appeals approved an air emissions permit for a southwestern Virginia power plant Tuesday, rejecting a final challenge to the coal-fired facility from a coalition of environmental groups.

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VSP Issue Over 6,000 Tickets During May Enforcement Blitz

Air Land and Speed

Posted: 05/25/2010 - A two-day traffic safety program along I-95 and I-81 by Virginia State Police troopers resulted in over 6,000 speeders and reckless drivers receiving citations as part of the Department’s Operation Air, Land and Speed initiative.

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Va. Deputy Loses Title as United State's Tallest Man

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Norfolk sheriff's deputy George Bell has lost his title as the tallest man in the United States. The Guinness World Record Association measured Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy at 7 feet, 8.33 inches tall on Monday. He edged out Bell by a third of an inch.

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UVa Grad Tina Fey Wins Nation's Top Humor Prize

Posted: 05/25/2010 - University of Virginia graduate Tina Fey, the woman known for her impression of Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live", will win the nation's top humor prize this year from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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