America's harvest of scallops is increasing to near-record levels at a time when the shellfish are in high demand.
A heat wave will continue to keep much of the Eastern United States in its grip Sunday, while a cold front that could lower temperatures in the middle of the country may be accompanied by thunderstorms that threaten flash...
A U.S. Navy airman has been sentenced to 25 years confinement, with 15 years suspended, for attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot.
Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown.
Virginia State Police say a woman who escaped a wreck involving a pickup truck at a railroad crossing was injured when a train hit the truck, which then hit her.
A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says he could soon be rolling out a plan for free community college tuition.
A Virginia Republican lawmaker is withdrawing as a candidate for a state House race in a sudden and unexplained move.
A former Virginia inmate won more than $1 million in a malpractice suit against prison medical staff he accused of improperly treating his broken finger, saying he still feels the effects.
Three members of a white supremacist group face sentencing on a federal riot charge in connection with a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California.
Virginia GOP House Speaker Kirk Cox says he plans to prioritize education spending if he's still in power next year.
A chemical fire at a poultry plant in Virginia led the plant to be evacuated and locals warned to stay indoors.
One key question hovers over this year's closely watched Virginia legislative elections: Has the Trump effect that helped Democrats two years ago worn off?
Two of the country's largest newspaper companies are in "advanced talks" to combine.
A judge is allowing the trial of a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn to go forward even though he says the evidence is weak.
A Virginia man has pleaded guilty for his role in falsely labeling foreign crab meat that was sold as fresh Chesapeake blue crab.
The Supreme Court says the body of former Justice John Paul Stevens will lie in repose at the court on Monday.
The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments want a judge to declare the country's largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the...
The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected an attempt by a controversial lawyer and state Senate candidate to overturn a ruling revoking his law license.
A church sign in Virginia is drawing attention over a message that says: "America: Love it or Leave It."
The mother of a Virginia boy who died from severe starvation and neglect has pleaded no contest to second-degree murder.
State officials say the Virginia Lottery brought in a record $650 million in profits in the last fiscal year.
Retail giant Amazon is planning to open a new warehouse and delivery center in Virginia.
A limited-edition license plate is being offered to celebrate the University of Virginia men's basketball team's 2019 national championship.
The Virginia Board of Corrections has placed a jail under closer state supervision after it found facility shortcomings directly or indirectly contributed to the deaths of two inmates.
A Chicago consulting firm has been chosen to lead an independent investigation into the Virginia Beach mass shooting that left 12 dead.
Police in Virginia say the driver and five passengers were hurt when their transit bus crashed into an empty church.
Arlington National Cemetery has long been planned as the final resting place of retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. His second wife Maryan died in 2015 and was buried at the cemetery. The gravestone they will...
Federal prosecutors say a "hate crime motivation" should result in stricter sentences for three members of a white supremacist group who pleaded guilty to attacking counterprotesters at a rally in Virginia for far-right...
Angus McQueen, longtime CEO of the public relations firm that shaped the National Rifle Association's most memorable messages until an acrimonious split last month, has died.
Health officials in northern Virginia say the number of deaths associated with a virus outbreak at a retirement community has risen to three.
Police in Virginia say that an infant girl's death could be related to the heat.
The financial officer at the U.S. Naval War College is leaving, but college officials say his departure isn't connected to an investigation at the school.
Virginia sheriff's officials say they've captured a suspect the same day he reportedly escaped from a state trooper arresting him.
A Virginia woman has pleaded no contest to charges in the death of her 1-year-old daughter who was found unresponsive lying in a toilet bowl.
Virginia's Old Dominion University has joined with four other universities in the state to help fight the opioid epidemic.
A Virginia teenager has partnered with law enforcement, hospital officials and day care centers in the Richmond area to distribute tags intended to make sure no baby is left in a hot car.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is urging the federal government to grant tax breaks on donations to the victims of a recent mass shooting.
A Virginia man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing another man over a rap battle.
A Virginia couple who found a bullet hole in the ceiling of their apartment is mourning the loss of their cat.
A trade association is suing a Virginia distillery, claiming it is trying to pass off whiskey as Scotch.
A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as "habitual drunkards" if they are caught with alcohol.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is struggling to raise big money in a key election year after a blackface scandal nearly ended his political career.
A Virginia landowner and a housing developer are engaged in a dispute over reported damage to 200-year-old headstones at a revolutionary war era cemetery.
A public school system in Richmond, Virginia, says starting next school year, they'll no longer require educators to take a drug test before being allowed to teach.
Virginia state and local governments may have to pay more each year to cover public employees' retirement costs.
Officials at the University of Virginia say that while the college overshot its target first-year enrollments, its facilities are ready for the additional students.
A Virginia man protesting the Mountain Valley Pipeline is accused of assaulting a pipeline employee.
A priest in Kentucky has given more than $20,000 to miners who are struggling to pay bills after the coal company they work for has filed for bankruptcy protection.
Prosecutors say a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to hide the fact that he and Flynn were secretly working on behalf of the Turkish government to advance its agenda.
Around the world, government restrictions on religion have increased markedly in many places, not only in authoritarian countries, but also in many of Europe's democracies.
The nonprofit Nature Conservancy has partnered with private investors to acquire more than a quarter-million acres (102,000 hectares) of working forest land in the Appalachian coalfields.
A Virginia family has donated 4,500 acres for a conservation easement which will forestall development.
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As black lung disease surges in Appalachia, some coal miners are going to Washington, D.C., to lobby for restoration of a tax that coal companies pay to a trust fund to help former workers with the illness.
A Virginia woman is facing a lawsuit in Ugandan court accusing her nonprofit of operating in the country illegally and leading to the deaths of Ugandan children.
Virginia is trying to protect its longest river by launching a new program to plant 900 acres of trees, shrubs and other vegetation along waterways.
An appeals court has revived the case of a Virginia man who wants a list of Maryland's registered voters so he can conduct a letter-writing campaign against a Maryland state prosecutor.
A man sentenced to life in prison on federal hate crime charges for slamming his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia is set to be sentenced on state murder and wounding charges.
Police in northern Virginia are investigating the death of an 18-year-old inmate who was hospitalized after being found unresponsive in his cell.
A 7-year-old boy vacationing in the Outer Banks has been flown to a Virginia hospital after being struck by a sheriff's department vehicle.
Officials searching along the James River have recovered the body of a missing boater.
Virginia Beach has received 13 bids from companies that want to lead an independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a recent mass shooting that killed 12 people.
Police in Virginia have confirmed that human remains found at a trash incinerator earlier this month belong to a 2-year-old boy who went missing.
Records show former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor has accumulated overdue property tax bills in Virginia for at least the second time.
A Virginia man accused of stabbing three people at a plasma donation center will remain behind bars for now after a judge refused to set bond in the case.
A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder after attacking a police officer with a box cutter last year has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Dockless electric scooters have become a popular way to get from here to there in cities around the country. But in Richmond, the e-scooters also have become a popular target for vandals.
The Latest on the upcoming trial of Bjian Kian, one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local)
Virginia is set to get a still-to-be determined amount of a $1.4 billion settlement to resolve U.S. investigations into the marketing of an anti-addiction drug.
A buyback owner of a Chincoteague pony says "swamp cancer" is likely what caused the horse's death.
A Virginia lawmaker is being accused by a former staffer of privacy violations.
A Virginia Beach city employee has been fired and charged with disturbing the peace because supervisors say she threatened them during a meeting.
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Prosecutors will have to go to trial Monday against the ex-business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn with no assurance they can present evidence of any kind from Flynn himself.
Virginia health department officials say two people have died and 18 more have been hospitalized by a respiratory virus outbreak at a retirement community.
Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is pushing back against sexual harassment allegations made by a student six decades his junior.
Virginia's forestry department has put up new solar panels on its headquarters as part of an effort to provide cleaner energy to state buildings.
A Virginia man found not guilty by reason of insanity in three slayings has been ordered indefinitely committed to a mental hospital for continued inpatient treatment.
The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration's defense request and its authority to make war against Iran.
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An appeals court has ruled that Baltimore's practice of reducing financial settlements to alleged victims of police misconduct when they speak out about their experience is unconstitutional.
For the second time in two years, South Carolina has moved its death row inmates to a new prison.
Police in Virginia say they've captured an immigration detainee from Guinea who scaled the fence of a Virginia detention center.
An investigation has found that former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder did kiss a university student 66 years younger than he is without her consent.
Virginia authorities say the parents of a missing girl found drowned in the New River were high on meth at the time she fell into the water.
Virginia transportation officials are asking the public for ideas on how to improve a heavily trafficked highway.
An Ikea facility in Virginia that employs 300 people is shutting down.
A Virginia man charged with shooting a 5-year-old in the head is now accused of killing a toddler.
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An inmate who was suing her Virginia prison over allegations of poor medical treatment has died.
Some Virginia miners for the coal company Blackjewel LLC say their paychecks are bouncing and they remain out of work as the company goes through bankruptcy proceedings.
An attorney for Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says there's a witness who can corroborate his story that he did not rape a woman while they were students at Duke University nearly 20 years ago.
Some American sturgeons are mounting a comeback from the edge of extinction.
Federal scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year due to rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino weather system.
A federal appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency.
A Virginia woman protesting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by riding her horse along the route is nearing the end of her journey.
Virginia authorities have found the body of a missing 3-year-old girl in the New River.
Richmond International Airport has named a new president and chief executive officer.
Virginia is now a key election battleground in the long-running fight over gun laws.
The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $1,500 for information leading to the arrest of a Virginia man charged with second-degree murder.
FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program are urging people on the Gulf and East coasts to act now to prepare for hurricane season and buy flood insurance.
The attorneys general of Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia are urging the nation's biggest electric grid operator to choose a CEO who will help with "efforts to address climate change" and embrace changes...
Rhode Island's governor has signed a bill to deregulate the business of African-style hair braiding.
Authorities in Virginia say a suspect stole more than 12,000 lottery tickets valued at up to $360,000 from a convenience store.
Prosecutors won't call former national security adviser Michael Flynn to testify at the upcoming trial of his one-time business partner.
The Latest on Virginia's special legislative session to consider stricter gun laws after another mass shooting (all times local):
With about a year left before the prescribed closure of the Central Virginia Training Center, the state has moved most of its patients with intellectual and physical disabilities into community-based care settings.
A former Virginia youth minister has been sentenced to three years in prison for exposing himself to a girl and forcing her to touch him.
Virginia State Police say a former trooper has been indicted on charges he used department technology to perform unauthorized background checks.
Federal officials are threatening to issue a $214,000 fine against a Guatemalan woman who has been living in a Charlottesville, Virginia, church for nearly a year.
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has fined an automotive factory more than $168,000 for releasing excessive levels of hydrochloric acid into the air.
Virginia lawmakers are set to debate and vote on whether new gun laws are needed after a gunman killed a dozen people a little more than a month ago.
Virginia state police are investigating a fatal police shooting of a man who allegedly fired a gun and then attempted to enter a home in Rockingham County.
A top Virginia Republican is calling for a broad ban on guns in government buildings a day before state lawmakers convene a special session on gun laws.
Virginia authorities say a woman, a child and an infant were the three people killed in a crash that left four more seriously injured.
Prison officials have confirmed that an inmate at a Virginia women's prison died last week of a suspected drug overdose.
A slow-moving rainstorm has washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House's, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region.
A court date will soon be set to determine whether a massive confederate battle flag will be allowed to fly on private property off of a Virginia highway.
A 20-year-old Virginia man accused of stabbing three people at a plasma donation center is expected to be arraigned on malicious wounding charges.
Virginia State Police are looking into a fuel distributor as they investigate a gas station explosion that killed four people and injured three others.
Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner.
State police say three people have died and a fourth suffered serious injuries in a car crash in central Virginia.
Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Virginia woman who had been accused of trying to persuade her husband to kill her sister-in-law because state law barred the man from testifying against his spouse.
About a dozen people wearing white Klan robes and waving Confederate flags held a recruitment rally Saturday outside a Virginia courthouse.
Virginia lawmakers are set to assemble Tuesday for what will likely be a contentious legislative session on gun laws.