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

Health / Science / Virginia

Sexual oddities plague bass in Chesapeake Bay tributaries

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — In 2002, smallmouth bass began to sicken and die by the thousands in Chesapeake Bay tributaries. Alarmed, federal scientists began retrieving fish for study from big rivers such as the Potomac, the Susquehanna, the Shenandoah, the upper James. “They had bacterial infections, they had fungal infections, they had parasite infections,” … Continue reading