| Apr 6, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Sesquicentennial events abound as the four-year observance of the Civil War begins this week. Here's a sampler of those upcoming in the next few months:
Baltimore, April 15-17: Commemorative events, living-history exhibits and a grand...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Virginia has seen a 72 percent increase in reported cases of pertussis, better known as whooping cough, according to the state health department.
About 30 cases have been reported in Floyd County, southwest of Roanoke, prompting a private school to...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 7:19 PM
Redistricting is an ugly process, one that almost always leaves bruised feelings among the minority party.
And that's playing out in both chambers of the General Assembly this week. Republicans control the House of Delegates and have eliminated the...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Three people were killed and more than 60 were injured when a tornado cut a mile-wide path across Gloucester County Saturday, said Gloucester Sheriff Steve Gentry.The victims have been identified as Periccis Gerasimos Koutsoumbinas,a 60 year-old-male,...
| Apr 17, 2011
| 6:13 PM
For much of Sunday, parts of the region resembled a war-zone.
The path of a Saturday night tornado ripped an 8.5-mile path of havoc bending trees like tooth picks, leaving homes in crumbles and the sharp smell of freshly chopped pine everywhere, said...
| Apr 18, 2011
| 1:54 PM
Thousands of people in Virginia were without electricity Monday, two days after deadly tornadoes pummeled the southern United States.
Among the hardest hit areas was Gloucester County, where emergency responders have been working since late Saturday to...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:04 AM
HAMPTON – Fort Monroe will not be transferred to the Commonwealth of Virginia until early 2012, the Fort Monroe Authority has announced.
This change will not affect the departure of the Army out of Fort Monroe by Sept. 15, the Fort Monroe Authority...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 9:42 PM
COSTA MESA — Five Guys Burgers and Fries will open July 25 in the Costa Mesa Square shopping center on Harbor Boulevard near Baker Street, a franchisee said.
It will be the Virginia-based chain's first Costa Mesa location and one of several to open...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 10:49 AM
[This story appeared in the Daily Press, May 18, 1997. Jim Kincaid died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at his home in Farmville.]
Jim Kincaid, retired anchor at WVEC-TV in Norfolk, was honored Saturday as the winner of the Virginia...
| Mar 5, 2011
| 6:25 PM
After years on his trail police say they have caught the man cops call the "East Coast Rapist."
Suspect Aaron Thomas, 39, was busted Friday in Connecticut. Lt. Julie Johnson of the New Haven Police Department told reporters, "Aaron Thomas was taken...
| Mar 7, 2011
| 2:32 AM
Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday in connection with rapes in four states over 12 years, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court Monday.
Thomas, 39, is being held, with bail set at $1 million, at the Union Avenue jail, suspected in crimes...