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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…