Business / Local

Virginia port union official resigns over unauthorized fund

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The business agent for one of six dockworker union offices in the Port of Virginia has resigned after an internal audit found an “unauthorized and previously undisclosed account.” The Virginian-Pilot reports ( that Thomas Little, spokesman for International Longshoremen’s Association in Hampton Roads, confirmed Tuesday that business agent-financial secretary of ILA’s … Continue reading

Business / Politics / Virginia

Lawmakers fail to override key vetoes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican lawmakers failed to override several of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s vetoes Wednesday on coal-related tax credits, legislation related to clergy opposed to same-sex marriage and other issues. Lawmakers returned to Richmond for a one-day legislative session to vote on McAuliffe’s vetoes and amendments to legislation passed earlier this year. … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

2 Chesapeake officers charged with assault in man’s arrest

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Two Chesapeake police officers have been charged with assault following the arrest of a man in October. Multiple media outlets report Chesapeake police spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan says officers Thomas Walden and Michael Hill are both charged with one count of misdemeanor assault. Fifty-nine-year-old Thomas Wilson tells The Virginian-Pilot ( both officers … Continue reading

Goodyear closes Danville plant temporarily after 3rd death

Goodyear closes Danville plant temporarily after 3rd death

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Goodyear is closing a southern Virginia plant temporarily after a third death there in eight months. Media outlets report that Goodyear confirmed Tuesday’s death at the Danville plant in a statement. Goodyear, Danville’s largest private employer, says the plant will be closed for an evaluation of the facility and investigation of the incident. … Continue reading