• Va. couple charged after toddler shoots twin

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Hopewell woman and her boyfriend face charges after her 3-year-old son accidentally shot his twin brother. Hopewell police tell media outlets that the toddler found a loaded handgun in the…

  • Vireol ethanol plant in Hopewell begins operations

    HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — An ethanol plant in Hopewell that sat idle since 2010 has begun operations under its new owner. Vireol Bio Energy LLC originally had planned to dismantle the plant and ship the…

  • No more local speed traps on Va. interstates.

    Buried in the $85 billion budget package approved by the General Assembly late Wednesday is a provision that bans local towns from setting up interstate speed traps just to collect revenue.