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Push for Expanded Medicaid Back on Governor’s Hot List

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is renewing his push to expand Medicaid coverage, saying state Republicans have no excuses left after President Donald Trump's failed...

Virginia State Police Reminds Motorists to Slow Down or Move Over this Memorial Day...

Memorial Day signifies the official start of summer, and the Virginia State Police is taking this opportunity to remind motorists to do what’s right...

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Retired Police to Carry Guns on School Property

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will allow some retired police officers to carry guns while working as security guards in Virginia schools,...

New Bill Aimed at Reducing Distracted Driving

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill into law that would create a new type of specialty license plate aimed at reducing distracted driving....

Warren Endorses Perriello

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has endorsed Tom Perriello in the Virginia governor's race. Warren's endorsement means Perriello now has two of the...

Gas Prices Unchanged

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 gas...

Body Recovered from Trailer Fire

At 4:50 a.m., Saturday (March 18), the Wise County Sheriff’s Office requested the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office to...

Recreational Water Illness: The Souvenir You Don’t Want from the Pool or Lake

SAN FRANCISCO - Every year, a growing number of people are becoming ill from playing in a community pool or natural body of water....

State Will Study Decriminalization of Marijuana

Virginia’s state government will study whether it should decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, a decision reached Wednesday that was praised by those who want...

State Officials Urge Virginians To Protect Themselves During Mosquito Season

(RICHMOND, Va.) – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that as mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for people across the...

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Recreational Water Illness: The Souvenir You Don’t Want from the Pool or Lake

SAN FRANCISCO - Every year, a growing number of people are becoming ill from playing in a community pool or natural body of water....

Police looking for Van Thief

https://youtu.be/nblHtdILhtM Martinsville Police is asking for the public’s help to find a stolen van. Early Friday morning, a business on East Church Street discovered that...

Piedmont Arts Hosts Garden Party with Jason Springs

Event to feature live music by Danville-based songwriter and local craft beer Martinsville, VA — Piedmont Arts’ annual Garden Party will be held Saturday, July...