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  • Foreclosure filings fall in January

    Foreclosure filings fall in January
    Peninsula-area foreclosure filings dropped by 34 percent in January, compared to January 2010. The 203 filings were the fewest recorded in a month since October 2008 — 27 months ago. Nationally, foreclosure filings were down 17 percent from January...
  • Report: State violates disabilities act

    The state violated Central Virginia Training Center residents' civil rights by failing to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Department of Justice has concluded. Gov. Bob McDonnell on Friday released findings from the department's two-...
  • New president takes over Riverside

    New president takes over Riverside
    William B. Downey takes the reins at Riverside Health System at a time when the system is growing and building, the uncertainty of health-care reform looms, and more people than ever before will seek health care. A Riverside executive vice president...
  • State pledges to fix mental health system

    State leaders are beginning to take steps to address problems identified in a Department of Justice investigation into the state's training centers for people with intellectual disabilities. The Department of Justice last week informed the state it was...
  • Virginia neglected community-based health services for decades

    A warning from the Justice Department that the state faces a lawsuit if it doesn't improve the way it cares for people with intellectual disabilities triggered a flurry of activity this past week, but there shouldn't have been any measure of suprirse:...
  • Housing market: Building permits tick up, supply at 15-year highs

    Housing market: Building permits tick up, supply at 15-year highs
    The 2010 housing market was marked by record-high foreclosure levels, inventory levels higher than they've been in at least 15 years and falling housing prices. Building permits, on the other hand, saw a slight 10 percent increase after falling to at...
  • Lawmakers take on maps for Congress

    Lawmakers take on maps for Congress
    State lawmakers turned their focus to the boundaries of Virginia's 11 congressional districts briefly Tuesday before heading home for a nearly two-week break. The House of Delegates passed maps put forward by Del. Bill Janis, R-Henrico, early Tuesday,...
  • Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday

    Governor declares state of emergency, all Gloucester schools closed Monday
    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,...
  • Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms

    Gloucester, other areas try to recover following devastating storms
    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...
  • Thousands without power as tornado cleanup continues

    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...
  • How to prepare for unpredictable tornadoes

    Kirk Putrell stood on his front porch Saturday night, after he had just listened to the television newscasters warn about tornadoes. "I heard them say 'Surry,' so I thought we were going to be OK," Putrell said. "I thought that little breeze felt good,...