Local / Virginia

Former Suffolk mayor gives archives to historical society

Former Suffolk mayor gives archives to historical society SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Historical Society will be using former Suffolk Mayor Andy Damiani’s personal archives to bulk up the society’s 20th century collection. Damiani tells the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1HSTaWc) that he’s saved decades of newspaper clippings, live radio records, videos and other items related to … Continue reading

AP’s general news coverage in Virginia

AP’s general news coverage in Virginia

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Richmond bureau at 804-643-6646 or aprichmond@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education / Lifestyle / National / U.S. News / Virginia

Virginia higher ed retirement plan to get new management

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An optional retirement plan for about 5,000 Virginia highereducation employees is getting new management. The Virginia Retirement System plans to switch the plan’s management from TIAA-CREF and Fidelity to International City Management Association — Retirement Corp. The change will be effective in fall 2016. Retirement system spokeswoman Jeanna Chenault told the … Continue reading

Education / Lifestyle / U.S. News / Virginia

Virginia high school focus of football hazing investigation

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — An investigation into a suspected hazing incident has resulted in the arrest of a Spotsylvania High School football player, and the sheriff’s department says other players are under investigation. The 15-year-old player was arrested Friday in connection with the reported hazing of two players on Oct. 23 in the school locker … Continue reading


3 people plead guilty to charges in 4-state heroin ring

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Three people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a multistate heroin trafficking operation. Thirty-four-year Jeffrey David Murphy of Martinsburg pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aiding and abetting charges, along with using a telephone to facilitate the distribution of heroin. Twenty-four-year-old Veronica Thomas of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty to one count … Continue reading

Health / Virginia

Governor says trade mission boosts Virginia seafood exports

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe says a recent trade and tourism mission to Canada has increased exports of Virginia seafood. McAuliffe said Thursday that Rappahannock River Oyster Company has secured deals with Lagoon Seafood of Lachine, Quebec, and Toronto-based seafood importer SeaCore as a result of the September mission. Rappahannock will supply SeaCare … Continue reading


VCU students seek more black profs, go to president’s office

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 30 Virginia Commonwealth University students peacefully assembled at the president’s office, expressing solidarity with students at the University of Missouri and demanding more black professors. Media reports state that President Michael Rao listened to the students outline their concerns before they left his office Thursday. While the primary complaint was … Continue reading


Woman convicted of killing former father-in-law

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A jury deliberated for less than 30 minutes before convicting a woman of killing her former father-in-law in Christiansburg. Media outlets report that a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury found 24-year-old Amanda Taylor guilty Thursday of murdering Charles Taylor. She was sentenced to life in prison. Prosecutors said Amanda Taylor and … Continue reading

Advance Auto Parts misses Street 3Q forecasts, cuts guidance
Business / Lifestyle / U.S. News

Advance Auto Parts misses Street 3Q forecasts, cuts guidance

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Advance Auto Parts Inc. reported a dip in its third-quarter profit, a disappointing outlook and disclosed CEO Darren R. Jackson will retire in January. Jackson cited the costs related to integrating General Parts International and a stronger U.S. dollar as factors in weighing down results for the quarter. The third-quarter “shortfall” … Continue reading