• Deadly domestic violence focus of Va. conference

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Deadly domestic violence is the focus of a conference in Williamsburg that will bring together law enforcement officials and advocates for victims of domestic abuse. The conference begins Wednesday and runs through Friday. Virginia’s secretary of public safety and homeland security, Brian Moran, will deliver opening remarks. Attorney General Mark Herring…

  • Man dies after being hit by train in Williamsburg

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating the death of a man who was hit by a train in Williamsburg. State police tell media outlets the CSX train was heading to Richmond when the incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. Monday. The train’s crew told investigators that they saw the man lying on the…

  • Historic Virginia mansion set to return to market

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A historic Virginia plantation with a commanding view of the James River is heading back on the market. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is expected to close Friday on Carter’s Grove after submitting a successful $7.4 million bid on the property May 21. The previous owner, Halsey Minor, fell on hard times…

  • Va. man pleads guilty to wire fraud charges

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Williamsburg man is facing federal prison time after pleading guilty to wire fraud and money laundering charges. Federal prosecutors say 56-year-old Stephen Kohout pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Norfolk. According to a statement of facts filed with his plea agreement, Kohout had been given power of…

  • 2 local towns among best U.S. small towns to visit

    A list of best small towns to visit in 2014 includes two local historical towns.

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    Finding just the right balance in a bottle.