ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia on Wednesday, Oct 26th,  identified a man who was fatally shot and three others who were wounded after a former co-worker opened fire at a rail car factory. Getachew Fekede opened fire at the FreightCar America facility in Roanoke early Tuesday, Oct 25th,  before killing himself, police said. … Continue reading

Norfolk Southern’s 3Q profit rose 2 pct on cost controls
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Norfolk Southern’s 3Q profit rose 2 pct on cost controls

Norfolk Southern Corp. says its third-quarter profits improved 2 percent because it cut costs enough to offset a 4 percent decline in railroad freight volume. The Norfolk, Virginia, based railroad said it earned $460 million, or $1.55 per share, in the quarter. That’s up from $452 million, or $1.49 per share, a year ago. Analysts … Continue reading


Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. U.S. Senior Judge Claude Hilton ordered officials to reopen voter registration in the commonwealth immediately on Thursday and keep it open until 11:59 p.m. Friday. State election officials actually had … Continue reading

Sports / Virginia

Wrongful death lawsuit against ex-UVA athlete moving forward

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Charlottesville judge has denied a request to pause the wrongful death lawsuit against George Huguely V, a former University of Virginia student convicted of second-degree murder in the slaying of his girlfriend, Yeardley Love. Media outlets report attorneys for Sharon Love — Yeardley Love’s mother — asked the judge on … Continue reading

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No. 17 Virginia Tech on a roll as it heads to Syracuse

Halfway through their first seasons at their schools, coaches Justin Fuente of Virginia Tech and Dino Babers of Syracuse are headed in different directions. Fuente seems to have picked up where Frank Beamer left off: the Hokies (4-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are ranked 17th and lead the Coastal Division going into Saturday’s game against … Continue reading

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Virginia reports storm-related death after Hurricane Matthew

Virginia officials reported one storm-related death Monday after Hurricane Matthew. State police said in a statement Monday that 38-year-old Anthony Longoria of Carsville was killed when his pickup truck rear-ended a tractor-trailer stopped for a downed tree on Interstate 64 in Chesapeake early Sunday. Police say he wasn’t wearing his seatbelt. Virginia Department of Emergency Management … Continue reading

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School’s new antenna pings weather satellites for public use

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s Hampton Roads region now has one of the most advanced weather monitoring systems in the country. Hampton University says it has installed a “direct broadcast antenna” that connects with weather satellites owned by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The school says the antenna will rival most weather … Continue reading

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No. 17 Tar Heels aim to keep rolling against No. 25 Hokies

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora sees his team making plenty of mistakes, even after a pair of last-second wins that vaulted the 17th-ranked Tar Heels back into the national rankings . He’s trying to figure out how to fix them entering Saturday’s game against No. 25 Virginia Tech. “If we can ever get that accomplished, … Continue reading

Virginia agencies to help states impacted by hurricane
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Virginia agencies to help states impacted by hurricane

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency to ensure Virginia agencies can help the states bearing the brunt of Hurricane Matthew. Forecasters say Virginia will be spared the worst of the storm that scraped Florida’s Atlantic coast early Friday. Virginia could still see some heavy rain from the Hurricane … Continue reading