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

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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

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


Goodyear plant faces penalties related to workers’ deaths

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — State safety officials say Goodyear’s plant in Danville faces additional penalties following recent deaths there. Local news organizations report that the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Thursday that it had filed a citation last week related to one of the deaths and will issue another one Friday. Jennifer Rose, … Continue reading

Review: ‘Birth of a Nation’ bluntly tells tale of Nat Turner
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Review: ‘Birth of a Nation’ bluntly tells tale of Nat Turner

“The Birth of a Nation ” has had more expectations placed on it than any movie could reasonably bear. When the film about Nat Turner and his 1831 slave rebellion premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, it was held up, unfairly or not, as everyone’s great hope to save us from another year of #OscarsSoWhite. … Continue reading

Debate Takeaways: Kaine challenges Pence to defend Trump
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Debate Takeaways: Kaine challenges Pence to defend Trump

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine repeatedly challenged Mike Pence during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, attempting to tie the Indiana governor to some of Donald Trump’s most controversial statements about women, immigrants and foreign policy. Trump’s running mate maintained a folksy, soft-spoken demeanor, even as he mounted an uneven defense of the New York billionaire. Rather than … Continue reading