Virginia News

Case Dismissed Against Lawmaker Accused of Damaging Monument

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — A judge in Virginia dismissed charges on Monday that were filed against a prominent Black state senator after police said that she and others conspired to damage a Confederate monument in the city of Portsmouth. The Virginian-Pilot …

Tropical Storm Isaias Kills One as Tornadoes Threaten Northeast

Tropical Storm Isaias pummeled Virginia on Tuesday on its way toward Washington and other cities of the U.S. Northeast, and killed at least one person after a tornado it spawned obliterated a mobile home park in North Carolina. The fast-moving …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Hires Clark Lawrence as Vice President of Marketing, Eastern Region

San Diego, CA, December 9, 2014 – Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, welcomes Clark Lawrence as the new vice president of marketing for the eastern region. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for …

Virginia Workplace Deaths Down Last Year

Labor officials say workplace deaths dropped in Virginia and nationwide last year. According to a preliminary report released by the U.S. Department of Labor, Virginia saw workplace fatalities decline 15 percent to 126 in 2013. The Virginian-Pilot reports that 43 …

Drug Seekers Thwarted by Virginia’s Prescription Database

The fidgety patient stood a bit too close to the counter at DownHome Pharmacy and chatted a bit too eagerly. She had no insurance, she said, and would be paying cash for her prescription for Norco, a powerful painkiller. It …

Summer Campaign Focuses on Virginia Construction Injuries

Federal officials are launching a summer campaign to curb construction fatalities and other injuries in Virginia. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says officers in its Norfolk office will focus enforcement efforts on construction projects on military bases …

Virginia Governor Proclaims ‘Insurance Fraud Awareness Week’

To recognize the impact the crime of insurance fraud has on all citizens of the commonwealth, Governor Terry McAuliff has proclaimed May 11 – 17, 2014, as Insurance Fraud Awareness Week in Virginia. Insurance Scams and Fraud Trends to Watch …

Virginia Woman Gets Six Months Jail Time for Bike Trail Crash

A 29-year-old McLean woman has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and hit-and-run charges in a crash with a bicyclist on the Washington and Old Dominion Trail. The Washington Post reports that Mehak Chopra was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six …

Fraudulent Insurance Policies Lead to Jail Time for Virginia Woman

Following a 12-month investigation by the Virginia State Police (VSP), a Virginia woman will have to spend four months in jail and make restitution in the amount of $18,295.12 for stealing insurance policy commissions. Based on information from Aflac Insurance, …

Statewide Tornado Drill Set for March 11 in Virginia

Virginia emergency management officials are planning a statewide tornado drill in March. The drill will take place on March 11 at 9:45 a.m. It is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service. …