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From the Virginian-Pilot / HamptonRoads.com

07/31/2014 10:05 AM

SUFFOLK Police have closed part of College Drive after an excavator pulled down cable lines. The roadway is shut down from University Boulevard and Magnolia Drive to Hampton Roads Parkway, a city news release said. Charter Cable workers are on the way and traffic is being re-routed. The release did not estimate how long the closure will last.  

07/31/2014 08:59 AM

PORTSMOUTH The city will hold a free recycling event Saturday at Lowe’s in the Victory Crossing Shopping Center. Organizers of the event, from 9 a.m. to noon, will accept up to 10 gallons of household hazardous waste along with electronics and other items. Goodwill will be at the event to accept donations of clothing and other goods.

07/31/2014 08:19 AM

RICHMOND Some of the area's most unique relics are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program sponsored by the Virginia Association of Museums is designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts.

07/31/2014 08:06 AM

RICHMOND The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer. Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced the settlement Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly, who had filed a $40 million federal lawsuit against agents with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control.

07/31/2014 07:00 AM

SUFFOLK Police are asking for the public’s help locating a 40-year-old man who has been missing since his car was found this morning in a ditch.

07/31/2014 06:35 AM

BEDFORD Bedford County police say an officer has fatally shot a man who led him on a chase in which the suspect struck a police cruiser. The Roanoke Times reports the Bedford County sheriff's office did not release the name of the man or the deputy involved. Sheriff's Maj. Ricky Gardner says a deputy spotted a vehicle driving recklessly on a dead-end road Tuesday night.

07/31/2014 06:02 AM

RICHMOND The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the 2014-15 academic year.

07/31/2014 04:25 AM

NEWPORT NEWS Anyone near the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility along Jefferson Avenue on Friday may hear a loud siren. The facility plans to test its tornado warning siren about 10:30 a.m., a news release says. The siren's wavering tone may be heard within a little more than a mile radius of the facility, depending on the weather.

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