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  • Blood-testing company asks court to set procedures for sale

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Blood-testing company Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc. has asked a bankruptcy court to set procedures for a sale. The Richmond-based company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on June 7 in U.S. Bankruptcy…

  • Bus fire on I-95 north creates massive backup

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Interstate 95 north of Richmond is a route to avoid. The Virginia Department of Transportation says a bus fire has caused a 16-mile traffic backup in Caroline County. Virginia State Police…

  • State investigating the cause of cloudy water at Bryan Park

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s environmental agency is investigating the cause of cloudy water in Bryan Park in North Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1FCLZJC ) the state Department of Environmental Quality sent an inspector…

  • Richmond police find bodies of man, woman in burned car

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a burned car say they have found no evidence of foul play. Police on Thursday identified the victims…

  • 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…

  • Woman cited after gun found in bag at Virginia airport

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police have cited a Greene County woman after a loaded handgun was found in a carry-on bag at Richmond International Airport. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said Friday that officers detected…

  • 1 killed, 1 wounded following shooting at apartment complex

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A shooting in the parking lot of a Southside Richmond apartment complex left one man dead and another wounded. Multiple news sources report the incident occurred Sunday evening. Richmond Police spokesman…

  • 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…

  • Moving day for early 19th century Va.-made carriage

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An early 19th century carriage made in Staunton is going on a wild ride in Richmond. Workers at the Virginia Historical Society are moving the high-style carriage Friday from one side…

  • 17-year-old given 30 years in prison after murder conviction

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond teenager convicted of the murder in the death of an 8-year-old has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1KOaCYT ) reports the 17-year-old was sentenced…

  • Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former sailor testified Thursday that he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder because he wanted the 11 hours of grueling interrogation by aggressive police detectives to end. “I…

  • Families mark 8 years since Virginia Tech shooting

    RICHMOND, Va. – A bell tolled once for each of the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech shooting as family members wearing orange and maroon ribbons, ties or shirts bowed their heads Thursday morning to…

  • Richmond-area man pleads guilty in steroid case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A suburban Richmond man has pleaded guilty to possessing and conspiring to distribute anabolic steroids. The U.S. attorney’s office says 43-year-old Carl E. Macchiarulo of Midlothian entered the plea Wednesday in…

  • Controlled burns planned at Richmond battlefields

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Controlled burns are planned at two Richmond battlefields this month to preserve the landscape as it appeared during the Civil War. If weather conditions are favorable, Richmond National Battlefield Park will…

  • Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates launch anti-tobacco legal fund

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the…