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  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • Man who raped, killed Va. woman loses US appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of a Petersburg woman. Shermaine Ali Johnson was 16 when he killed Hope…

  • Soldiers from Va. base deploying to Middle East

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Soldiers based at Fort Lee in Petersburg are gearing up for deployment to the Middle East. Officials say the soldiers from the Army’s 54th Quartermaster Company are set to deploy to…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    home makeover.

  • Public meeting on health care set in Petersburg

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott is hosting a health care town hall meeting at 6:30…

  • Va. clergymen to rappel high-rise for a cause

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg clergyman is going to great heights for a good cause. The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/ZwBDh1 ) reports that pastor Paul T. Christian of the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer says he’ll…

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • Fort Lee soldiers to return following deployment

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Family and friends are preparing to welcome home members of the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company. The soldiers have completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They are scheduled to…

  • Site of 4 slayings in Petersburg demolished

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A family has demolished a Petersburg house where four relatives were slain in April. Raymond Washington tells The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/1pojaZK ) that the house was a gathering place for the family.…

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • Meg Ryan sightings in Va. as star directs film

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Meg Ryan sightings are increasing around central Virginia as the actress prepares to make her debut as a director. The latest star sighting was in Old Towne Petersburg, where the Progress-Index…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.