Virginia News

Virginia DOT Moves to Reduce Wrecks on James River Bridge

Metal studs will be installed on the James River Bridge’s new steel grid deck in a move to reduce accidents. Media outlets report that Virginia Department of Transportation officials announced the project Wednesday. They also released a three-month safety analysis …

Fire Truck Stolen, Wrecked in Virginia

Chesterfield, Va., authorities are searching for the person who stole a fire truck, took it on a joyride and then wrecked it. Media outlets report that a police officer discovered the fire truck in a ditch around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. …

Virginia Family Awarded More Than $14M in Lawsuit

A jury has awarded a Radford, Va., family more than $14 million in a lawsuit against Hyundai after a teenager sustained a brain injury in a 2010 car accident. A Pulaski Circuit Court jury made the ruling Friday in the …

Up to 60 Injured After Car Drives Into Virginia Mountain Town Parade

About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town. Washington County director of …

Virginia Man Faces June Sentencing in Rail Wire Thefts

A June sentencing is set for a Mineral, Va., man convicted of stealing wire that controls lights and signal arms at railroad crossings. Donald Cosby pleaded guilty in March to grand larceny, malicious destruction of a railroad signal and trespassing. …

2 Suits Settled in Fatal Virginia Fire Truck Wreck

Two lawsuits stemming from a 2010 wreck that killed two Rocky Mount volunteer firefighters have been settled. One lawsuit was filed by Teri Anne Valentine against the estate of Fire Chief Posey Dillon. Dillon’s estate filed the other lawsuit against …

NWS Confirms Friday Tornado in Fredericksburg, Virginia

The National Weather Service has confirmed a tornado touched down in Fredericksburg, Va. The weather service says the tornado tore the roof off an apartment building, uprooted trees and ripped off ventilation units and roofing materials at a shopping plaza …

Man Pleads Guilty in Virginia Scrap Metal Scheme

A former executive of a Virginia ship recycling company faces up to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud. Federal prosecutors say the charge stems from a scheme in which nearly $200,000 worth of scrap metal was …

Woman Charged With Latest of 70 Virginia Shore Arsons

A woman has been charged in connection with the latest of more than 70 arsons on Virginia’s rural Eastern Shore, an official said Tuesday. Tonya S. Bundick was arrested early Tuesday following a traffic stop near a vacant residence that …

Abandoned Home Latest Arson on Virginia’s Eastern Shore

An abandoned home is the latest arson target on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Authorities say the Thursday night fire is believed to be related to a string of arsons in the area. The home in Painter was uninhabitable and overgrown with …