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Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Virginia News

Winchester meeting to focus on heroin use increase

Community leaders are coming together in Winchester to discuss what police call an alarming increase in heroin use.

Tug boats to try moving cargo ship grounded off Va. Beach

The Coast Guard says tug boats are set to try moving a 751-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay.

VCU promotes Pamela Lepley to vice president

Virginia Commonwealth University has named longtime spokeswoman Pamela DiSalvo Lepley as vice president for university relations, a cabinet-level position in which she serves as chief communications officer.

Chesterfield teen found fatally injured under overpass died accidentally, police say

An 18-year-old Chesterfield County woman whose body was found under suspicious circumstances in a median strip under the Dundas Road overpass died accidentally of blunt force trauma to her torso, perhaps after falling, police have concluded.

McAuliffe to speed rights restoration

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today announced he will shrink the time violent felons must wait to seek reinstatement of their voting rights.

Va.’s largest rooftop solar array completed

Dominion Virginia Power has completed the installation of the state’s largest rooftop solar system.

U.Va. board to vote on tuition increase

Tuition at the University of Virginia could increase next year, with out-of-state students seeing a hike of more than $2,200.

McAuliffe gives away donor’s funds

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is donating funds tied to a wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations.

McDonnell’s defense makes appeal for donations, says trial alone will cost $1 million

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s legal defense fund on Thursday made a new appeal for donations, saying his trial alone will cost an estimated $1 million for legal fees, housing, experts, transcripts and other costs.

Fort Pickett to add embassy training center

RICHMOND — Members of Virginia's congressional delegation say Fort Pickett will be the home of a training center for U.S. diplomatic personnel assigned to high-threat areas around the globe.

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