Local / Virginia

Medical examiner: Hampton Roads jail inmate hanged himself

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A medical examiner has concluded that the 20-year-old who died at Hampton Roads Regional Jail hanged himself. Donna Price, administrator of the chief medical examiner’s Norfolk office, told the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2mXh7Tm) Wednesday that Jakim Shareike Funderburk’s cause of death was hanging, and the manner was suicide. Jail staff found Funderburk the … Continue reading


Health department program to dispense overdose reversal drug

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A Shenandoah Valley health department district is starting a pilot program to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug. Health officials said in a news release recently that the Central Shenandoah Health District will join three community services boards in providing naloxone and free training for how to use it. The News-Leader … Continue reading

McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants
Business / Technology / Virginia

McAuliffe announces nearly $945,000 in Virginia telecommunication grants

Five localities receive funding to extend broadband access with new initiative RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced nearly $945,000 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) for Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties. The VATI program provides funding for communities partnering with private sector providers to extend broadband access to unserved areas … Continue reading

Business / Local / Technology / Virginia

Allfirst to invest $130,000 in Suffolk headquarters and add jobs

RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday, March 21, that Allfirst, L.L.C., an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk. The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and retrain up to 62 existing employees to operate the equipment and perform other functions. Allfirst … Continue reading

Politics / Virginia

Former rival to Virginia speaker considering another run

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former tea party favorite who tried unsuccessfully to unseat one of the most powerful Republicans in Virginia is considering taking another run at elected office. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2nkXNDB ) former Stafford County Supervisor Susan Stimpson may run again for a seat in the House of Delegates. Stimpson lost … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

Strawberry farmers rush to protect crop from cold weather

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Strawberry farmers are rushing to protect their crop from the cold temperatures. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2nkSaoF) that buds have sprouted in Hampton Roads after the second-hottest February on record. The plants are now vulnerable to this week’s sub-freezing temperatures. Strawberry grower Barbara Henley in Virginia Beach said strawberry plants are … Continue reading

Virginia supports Hawaii lawsuit against revised travel ban
National / Politics / Virginia

Virginia supports Hawaii lawsuit against revised travel ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general is supporting Hawaii’s lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement Tuesday that he joined 13 other attorneys general in filing an amicus brief Monday in the District Court for Hawaii. Hawaii has asked for a temporary restraining order blocking … Continue reading