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  • NASA launches suborbital rockets from Virginia

    March 27, 2012 6:43 AM

    ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - After several delays, NASA has launched five rockets from Virginia that are part of a study of the jet stream. The rockets blasted off early Tuesday from NASA's space center on Wallops Island. Bad weather had postponed other planned launches last week. The Anomalous Transport Rocket... more »
  • West Virginina Mine Boss Charged with Fraud in Deadly Blast

    February 22, 2012 10:11 AM

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The superintendent of the West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to defraud the federal government, becoming the highest-ranking Massey Energy employee to face criminal prosecution so far over the deadly blast. Former Upper Big Branch mine boss... more »
  • VHS to create 'slave name' database

    March 4, 2011 8:14 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Historical Society will draw from its vast collections to create a database of slave names to help scholars and family historians examine centuries of the state's slave-holding past. "Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names" will tap some of the more than... more »
  • Shreveport man arrested in Virginia runaway case

    September 23, 2010 11:05 AM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for numerous sex crimes involving a Virginia runaway. Sheriff Steve Prator says 25-year-old Kevin Lunsford was arrested Wednesday at his home where he was found with the 14-year-old girl after deputies received a tip about the teenager's... more »
  • Grand Jury Indicts a Man in Double Stabbing

    September 21, 2010 9:27 AM

    MANSFIELD, La. - A DeSoto grand jury has indicted a 35-year-old Mansfield man in connection with the Aug. 8 stabbing deaths of his estranged wife and her sister. The grand jury returned two counts of first-degree murder Monday against Stephen Rivers. Rivers is being held in the DeSoto Detention Center... more »
  • `Granddad Bandit' to Appear in Va. Court

    September 10, 2010 6:57 AM

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The bank robbery suspect the FBI nicknamed the "Granddad Bandit" is due for his first federal court appearance in Virginia. A detention hearing is set Friday morning for 52-year-old Michael Francis Mara in Richmond, followed by his arraignment before a different judge in the same courthouse.... more »
  • Suspect in Abbeville slaying caught in Virginia

    February 26, 2010 8:47 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A suspect wanted in a shooting death in Abbeville two months ago has been arrested in Virginia. Authorities say 25-year-old Jamal Diggs was arrested Thursday in Newport News, Va. and charged with second-degree murder. Diggs is accused in the shooting death of D'Jacquaney Mitchel on Dec.... more »
  • Jamaal Diggs: Abbeville's Most Wanted Criminal Arrested In Virginia

    February 25, 2010 5:24 PM

    Lafayette, LA - The Abbeville Police Department and US Marshals are pleased to announce the arrest of Jamaal Diggs. Diggs was Wanted by the Abbeville Police Department for Second Degree Murder and Louisiana Probation and Parole for Probation Violation. It is alleged that Diggs killed D'Jacquaney Mitchel in broad daylight... more »
  • Secretariat's story heading to big screen

    October 8, 2009 1:01 PM

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) - In an era defined by a dispiriting war and a surreal Washington scandal, Secretariat gave Americans and their bruised psyche something to cheer about when the big thoroughbred captured the Triple Crown in 1973. The racehorse considered by many to be the best ever and the... more »
  • Judge: Ex-US Rep. Jefferson won't get new trial

    September 22, 2009 9:03 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Louisiana congressman convicted of corruption has lost his bid for a new trial in federal court. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III in Alexandria, Va., denied a request by former Rep. William Jefferson on Friday for another trial. Jefferson was convicted Aug. 5 on 11... more »

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