DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Danville apartment building damaged by an explosion and fire earlier this month will be demolished. City inspectors say Marshall Construction has applied for a demolition permit. A crew will have to check the building for asbestos before it can be torn down.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bankruptcy judge has approved the sale of three James River Coal mining complexes to a subsidiary of Kentucky-based Blackhawk Mining. Blackhawk subsidiary JR Acquisition will pay $20 million in cash and assume $32 million in liabilities. Richmond-based James River filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April.
BUCKINGHAM, Va. (AP) - A Buckingham County man will spend 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend. Christopher Jerel Moseley's trial was set to start yesterday. He pleaded guilty to first-degree murder on Monday. As part of a plea deal, an abduction charge was dropped.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Three conservation groups and a butterfly expert from Sweet Briar College in Virginia are asking the federal wildlife agents to list the monarch butterfly as a threatened species. Threatened-species status would allow federal officials more latitude to help the populations rebuild.
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