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  • ACLU sues Petersburg, alleges free speech violation

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg man is suing Petersburg for barring him from speaking at a City Council meeting. The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed the lawsuit on Thursday in U.S. District…

  • Va. issuing 11 new historic highway markers

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army training center that was run entirely by women near Fort Lee is among 11 places in Virginia that are getting historic highway markers. Located between Petersburg and Hopewell, the…

  • Frequency of general aviation accidents still troubling for NTSB

    WASHINGTON — Transportation safety has been generally improving across the board except in one area: general aviation. “We’re troubled that the general aviation safety trend has been flat for few years,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart told…

  • Report: Loudoun County paramedic made inappropriate contact with minor

    WASHINGTON – A volunteer paramedic was arrested Friday night after making inappropriate contact with an underage girl, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Timothy Ward, 31, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with indecent liberties with…

  • Fugitive charged with killing 4 in Petersburg in 2014

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police have obtained warrants charging a fugitive with killing four members of a Petersburg family in 2014. Authorities say 48-year-old Alexander R. Hill Jr. hasn’t been seen since surveillance video showed…

  • Petersburg woman charged in infant son’s death

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg woman has been indicted on charges of killing her newborn son and hiding his body. Media outlets report that a Petersburg Circuit Court grand jury indicted 21-year-old Kadijah Stewart…

  • Company to open asphalt plant in Petersburg, create 37 jobs

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Independence Construction Materials plans to open an asphalt plant in Petersburg that’s expected to create 37 jobs. Construction will begin in December. The plant is expected to be operational by April…

  • 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
    a
    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…