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Chesapeake Bay Getting U.S. Funding

Posted: 09/23/2014 - Federal officials announced nearly $10 million in grants Tuesday to help the Chesapeake Bay states keep pollution from flowing into the battered estuary.

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Harrisonburg Company Testing Texting Detector

Posted: 09/22/2014 - A gun-like radar device designed to help officers catch drivers who are texting while driving is in the works here in Virginia. ComSonics Technology, based in Harrisonburg, says the device will detect radio frequencies that come from a car when someone is using a cell phone.

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Dominion Burying Outage-Prone Power Lines

Updated: 09/22/2014 - Dominion Power is beginning a project to bury thousands of miles of neighborhood power lines. They hope to bury about 350 miles of power lines each year for the next decade all across the state.

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Alcohol Sales Up at Va. ABC Stores, Restaurants

Posted: 09/22/2014 - Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's beverage control stores and restaurants as the state agency again saw a record sales in the last fiscal year.

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Poll: Virginia Voters say Redskins Should Keep Name

Posted: 09/19/2014 - By a margin of more than 3 to 1, Virginia voters say the Washington Redskins should not change the team name, according to a statewide survey released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University.

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Virginia's Jobless Rate Rises to 5.6 percent in August

Posted: 09/19/2014 - The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose to 5.6 percent in August. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.3 percent in July and the same rate as a year ago.

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Gov. McAuliffe Announces Matching Tourism Grants

Posted: 09/18/2014 - Governor McAuliffe announces that more than $852,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 46 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program.

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Deadly Domestic Violence Focus of Va. Conference

Posted: 09/17/2014 - Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse.

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Va. ABC Earns $801M in Gross Sales in Fiscal Year 2014

Posted: 09/16/2014 - Fiscal year 2014 marked the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s 16th consecutive record-setting year for sales, with gross sales registering $801 million, $32 million higher than last year.

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Report: Fewer Va. Schools Fully Accredited

Updated: 09/16/2014 - The percentage of schools meeting state accreditation standards declined, according the Virginia Department of Education. VDOE says the decline is a result of more rigorous reading, writing, science and mathematics SOL tests.

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Report: More Virginia Drivers Colliding with Deer

Posted: 09/15/2014 - According to State Farm, the odds drivers will hit a deer in Virginia are 1 in 88, compared to the national odds of 1 in 169. As a result, the Commonwealth is ranked 9th in the country for the most deer collisions.

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AG's Office to Assist Va. Inmates' Re-Entry

Posted: 09/15/2014 - The Virginia attorney general's office is creating a statewide coordinator to prepare local inmates for their return to society and help them find support services.

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