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Southern Baptists expel Virginia church for believing women can serve as pastors
Southern Baptists expel Virginia church for believing women can serve as pastors

Delegates to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting had voted overwhelmingly to boot a Virginia church from its ranks because of its declaration that it believes women can serve in any pastoral ministry.

Newest state park covers multiple battlefields in Culpeper County

Newest state park covers multiple battlefields in Culpeper County

Culpeper Battlefields State Park covers 263 acres, centered around Fleetwood Hill at Brandy Station Battlefield.

Operations of the hotly contested East Coast natural gas pipeline can begin, regulators say

Operations of the hotly contested East Coast natural gas pipeline can begin, regulators say

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's approval Tuesday comes six years after construction began on the Mountain Valley Pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia.

NAACP, students file lawsuit over school names in Shenandoah County

NAACP, students file lawsuit over school names in Shenandoah County

A lawsuit accuses the Shenandoah County School Board of creating an unlawful and discriminatory educational environment for Black students after two schools were renamed.

Shark attack victims are recovering from life-altering injuries in Florida panhandle

Shark attack victims are recovering from life-altering injuries in Florida panhandle

The Walton County Sheriff's Office says the victims are in stable condition despite 'life-altering injuries.' Authorities are encouraging beachgoers to watch for beach flags and be aware of their surroundings in the water.

Older worker accuses defense contractor of discriminating by seeking recent college grads

Older worker accuses defense contractor of discriminating by seeking recent college grads

The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Boston accuses RTX Corp. of posting ads that target younger workers at the expense of their older peers.

American Red Cross really needs blood donations

American Red Cross really needs blood donations

The American Red Cross Virginia Region has issued a call for help due to a shortfall of donations.

Be sure to plan ahead in case of emergency, disaster

Be sure to plan ahead in case of emergency, disaster

The Virginia Department of Transportation says residents should create plans that include all members of their family, including pets, before a disaster strikes.

TSA officers catch more firearms at Richmond airport

TSA officers catch more firearms at Richmond airport

The Transportation Security Administration reports officers intercepted a loaded firearm on Saturday and an unloaded one Sunday.

Fiber cut knocks several state agencies offline

Fiber cut knocks several state agencies offline

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles says it and other agencies are experiencing service outages on Friday afternoon.

Appeals court upholds conviction of British national linked to Islamic State

Appeals court upholds conviction of British national linked to Islamic State

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a British national for his role in a hostage-taking scheme by the Islamic State group that tortured and killed Americans and other Westerners a decade ago.

Judge rather than jury will render verdict in upcoming antitrust trial

Judge rather than jury will render verdict in upcoming antitrust trial

The decision Friday by U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema was a defeat for the Justice Department, which sought a jury trial when it filed the case last year in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia.

House explosion in northern Virginia was caused by man igniting gasoline, authorities say

House explosion in northern Virginia was caused by man igniting gasoline, authorities say

Authorities say a man who died in a house explosion six months ago outside the nation's capital deliberately detonated gasoline canisters in his basement that caused the blast.

Police seek information on truck involved in hit-and-run

Police seek information on truck involved in hit-and-run

The incident occurred on Brookneal Highway at the intersection with Brown’s Mill Road in Campbell County on June 5.

Virginia homicide suspect captured in New York

Virginia homicide suspect captured in New York

Alyssa Jane Venable was arrested Thursday evening following a high-speed pursuit on Interstate 86 in Steuben County, New York.

Victims of Spotsylvania triple homicide IDed, search continues for suspect

Victims of Spotsylvania triple homicide IDed, search continues for suspect

Officials have identified the three people found dead in a home on White Street Court.

Child and 2 adults killed on railroad bridge when struck by train in Virginia

Child and 2 adults killed on railroad bridge when struck by train in Virginia

Fairfax County Police say their preliminary investigation shows that the three were walking on the elevated tracks near Accotink Park Road in Springfield when they were struck.

Kaine speaks out on failure of contraception bill

Kaine speaks out on failure of contraception bill

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine expressed his disappointment that Senate Republicans blocked the Right to Contraception Act on Wednesday.

Changing state law regarding farm use placards on vehicles

Changing state law regarding farm use placards on vehicles

Beginning July 1, unregistered farm-use panel trucks, pickups, and sport utility vehicles must display a permanent farm-use placard issued by the Virginia DMV.

Navy vet has Trump's nod ahead of Virginia's U.S. Senate primary, targets Kaine in uphill battle

Navy vet has Trump's nod ahead of Virginia's U.S. Senate primary, targets Kaine in uphill battle

Political observers have already placed their bets on U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, predicting he will win his third term in November. But Republicans vying for a chance to unseat him say they smell political blood with President Joe Biden on the ticket.

Dollar Tree looking at options for Family Dollar, including possible sale of the segment

Dollar Tree looking at options for Family Dollar, including possible sale of the segment

Dollar Tree said Wednesday that alternatives also include a spinoff or other disposition of the business.

Investigation ongoing into salmonella outbreak tied to cucumbers

Investigation ongoing into salmonella outbreak tied to cucumbers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a salmonella outbreak has sickened more than 160 people in 25 states, including Virginia.

Seeking information on suspect in triple homicide

Seeking information on suspect in triple homicide

Alyssa Jane Venable of Spotsylvania is wanted on three counts of second-degree murder in Spotsylvania County.

Youngkin says Virginia will not follow California's electric vehicle sales mandates

Youngkin says Virginia will not follow California's electric vehicle sales mandates

Governor Glenn Youngkin announced the end of the California electric vehicle mandate in Virginia, effective at the end of this year when current regulations are set to expire.

National D-Day Memorial hosting events to mark 80 years

National D-Day Memorial hosting events to mark 80 years

This Thursday will mark 80 years since the largest seaborne military action in history: Operation Overlord.

Call for cocktails paying tribute to Olympic Games, made with Virginia spirits

Call for cocktails paying tribute to Olympic Games, made with Virginia spirits

Inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics, Virginia Spirits wants to find out what the best cocktail is in the Commonwealth.