CUMBERLAND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a suspect in a Cumberland County homicide case has been taken into custody in North Carolina.
BUENA VISTA, Va. (AP) — Authorities say three sets of remains have been discovered at Virginia gas station where an explosion occurred.
Virginia State Police said in a news release Saturday...
BUENA VISTA, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an explosion at a Virginia gas station has left two people dead and four people injured.
According to The Roanoke Times , Rockbridge County Fire and...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police is inviting the public to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at sites across the state this weekend.
Virginia police seeks suspect in interstate hit-and-run
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in a hit-and-run incident on Interstate 95 in Henrico County.
Virginia sheriff’s deputy injured in patrol car crash
AMELIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a sheriff's deputy has been injured in a car crash.
News outlets quote a state trooper's preliminary investigation as saying that an Amelia...
LOUISA, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a sheriff's deputy has shot and wounded a man who was armed and suicidal.
Virginia State Police said in a statement that the incident occurred about...
VIENNA, Va. (AP) — Police say a fiery 12-car chain-reaction crash backed up traffic on a major Virginia highway in the Washington region, but only one driver was hurt.
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent accused of having inappropriate relationships with women who were confidential informants has been convicted of federal...
Police: 81-year-old woman killed in bus crash
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a New York woman is one of two people killed when a bus overturned on an Interstate 95 exit in Virginia.
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — A survivor described a bus swerving "like a roller coaster" and tumbling "five or six times" as it overturned early Tuesday along a Virginia interstate, killing two passengers...
The Latest: Authorities charge bus driver in fatal crash
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal bus crash in Virginia (all times local):
Authorities in Virginia have charged a bus driver in connection with a crash that killed...
KINGWOOD, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say charges are pending against the driver of a commercial bus that overturned while traveling from Florida to New York, killing two people and...
Police: Woman arrested after cocaine worth $10K found
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say they've arrested a woman after finding nearly $10,000 worth of cocaine in an apartment.
The Virginia State Police issued a news release saying...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are taking their search for new recruits to the movies.
A 30-second promotional video is set to begin playing Friday at movie theaters in Virginia...
BEALETON, Va. (AP) — Authorities say an Amtrak train and a freight train headed opposite ways on parallel tracks in Virginia hit a car stuck at a rail crossing, but the four people escaped from...
Search for officer shooting suspect spreads to SW Virginia
BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the search for a West Virginia man wanted in the shooting of a Virginia police officer has spread to southwest Virginia.
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West Virginia man sought in shooting of Virginia officer
BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) — Federal and state officials continue to search for a man wanted in the shooting of a police officer during a traffic stop in Virginia.
Virginia State Police said in a news release Monday that they and the U.S. Marshals Service are searching for 25-year-old Donquale M. Gray of Bluefield, West Virginia.
Police said in a news release that Gray is wanted for attempted capital murder of a police officer who was shot Saturday night in Bluefield, Virginia.
Virginia State Police to graduate 80 new troopers
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Eighty new Virginia State Troopers are set to graduate after receiving 30 weeks of academic, physical and practical training.
The troopers will receive their diplomas Friday during commencement exercises at the State Police Training Academy.
Gov. Ralph Northam and Deputy Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Ryant Washington are scheduled to attend the graduation ceremony.
Small plane makes emergency landing on Virginia highway
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say no one was injured when a single-engine airplane made an emergency landing on a state highway.
Funeral arrangements announced for Virginia trooper killed
CHILHOWIE, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police has announced funeral arrangements for a trooper who was killed in a shootout as police executed a search warrant in a drug investigation.
Trooper, drug investigation subject killed in shootout
FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a state trooper and a man who was the subject of a drug investigation were killed in a shootout as police served a search warrant.
Virginia State Police said in a statement Tuesday that as a tactical team entered a Farmville home Monday night, a resident began shooting at them and two team members returned fire, killing him.
Authorities: Virginia trooper shoots man who points shotgun
PULASKI, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting involving an officer and a driver who authorities say pointed a shotgun at police.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a news release that shooting occurred Sunday on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County.
Pulaski police were looking for the driver of a pickup truck after a hit-and-run crash. The truck's driver then called 911 and notified authorities of his location.
Deaths of 3 Virginia people investigated as arson, homicide
NELSONIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say the deaths of three people inside a burned mobile home are being investigated as homicides and arson.
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells multiple media outlets that a preliminary examination of the bodies showed that each victim suffered injuries that aren't consistent with dying in a fire.
The medical examiner's office in Norfolk examined the bodies of two adults and a juvenile. Police haven't identified the victims.
Police: Virginia woman dies of multiple stab wounds
EDINBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia investigators are probing a stabbing death in a rural area near the West Virginia state line.
The Virginia State Police issued a news release saying Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office deputies received a 911 call about the stabbing on Saturday afternoon.
When they arrived they found 63-year-old Cynthia Dellinger of Edinburg suffering from multiple stab wounds. Authorities say she was taken to a hospital and succumbed to her wounds.
Pedestrian dies in rural Virginia crash
ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say a man was struck and killed by a van while walking along a rural road.
The Virginia State Police said in a news release that the crash happened Saturday night near the unincorporated Wilderness area.
The news release says that a Ford Econoline hit a pedestrian wearing all black clothing and outside of a cross walk.
Amtrak train hits truck crossing tracks, truck driver hurt
LANEXA, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say an Amtrak train hit a truck hauling a trailer, leaving the truck's driver with minor injuries.
Police said in a statement that the Ford work truck was crossing railroad tracks in Kent County, east of Richmond, on Friday morning when the train hit the truck, flipping it on its roof. The train didn't derail, but flying debris damaged a mobile home and another vehicle.
Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain
A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents.
Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle was killed late Saturday after he lost control on Interstate 81 because of slick road conditions.
Police: Woman slain outside electrical co-op, man kills self
NEW CASTLE, Va. (AP) — Police say a woman was fatally shot outside an electrical cooperative in western Virginia and a man driving a car that fled the scene fatally shot himself after a high-speed pursuit in a neighboring county.
Virginia State Police said in statements that the Craig County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting report Wednesday at the Craig-Botetourt Rural Electric Cooperative and found 31-year-old Ashley Bayne dead on the sidewalk.
Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane.
A spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email that the crash occurred early Friday in Spotsylvania County.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the plane had taken off from Shannon Airport in Fredericksburg when it banked to the left and was caught by the wind. She says that forced the plane to crash into the ground.
Police: Woman arrested on outstanding warrant dies
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a woman who was arrested on an outstanding warrant has died in custody.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that Virginia State Police identified the woman as 28-year-old Carmeita Jane Vangilder of Yorktown on Friday.
Police: Deputy shoots man wielding sharp object and a 2x4
SURRY, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a sheriff's deputy shot a man wielding a sharp object and a 2x4 plank of wood. The man was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
Virginia State Police said in a statement that the shooting occurred shortly after 1 p.m. Friday along a road in Surry. The area is near a James River ferry crossing and across the water from the historic Jamestown Colony.
Police said the Surry County sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person.
State police: 12 people died in Thanksgiving weekend wrecks
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say 12 people were killed during traffic wrecks during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Police said nine drivers, two passengers and a motorcyclist were killed on state roads during the holiday. That's down from last year, when 14 people were killed.
Police said alcohol was a factor in at least two fatal crashes and that four of the people killed were not wearing seat belts.
Troopers investigating crash that killed 2 Virginia women
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Troopers in Stafford County are investigating a deadly road crash that killed two Virginia women.
The Virginia State police say a Triangle woman driving a Nissan Xterra was traveling north on Route 1 when her car crossed the center line and struck a southbound Jeep Cherokee operated by a Stafford woman. The Nissan was then hit from behind by a Ford truck, operated by a Michigan man who was not injured in the crash.
Woman charged in wrong-way fatality turns herself in
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Portsmouth woman who police say drove the wrong direction on a highway and fatally struck another motorist has turned herself in.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that Evonne Shanae Brinkley met with troopers at a jail this week where she was arrested. She's been charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving under the influence, among other charges.
Woman charged in fatal accident last month turns herself in
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the woman who was charged more than three weeks ago in a fatal car accident has turned herself in.
Police: Woman sleeping along highway hit by truck
MATTAPONI, Va. (AP) — Police say a woman was hit by a pickup truck while sleeping in a sleeping bag along a Virginia highway.
Virginia State Police said in a statement that the crash happened early Wednesday on northbound U.S. Route 1 in the Mattaponi area of Caroline County.
Police say the preliminary investigation shows the woman wrapped in a blanket and sleeping bag was sleeping on the paved part of the right side of the road when she was hit by a Ford F350.
Police: Man fatally shot, deputy hurt in shootout
FORT CHISWELL, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and a sheriff's deputy was seriously wounded in a shootout at a Virginia bus station.
Virginia State Police said in a news release that troopers and Wythe County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Fort Chiswell hotel Wednesday. When a deputy and trooper approached a suspect at a nearby Greyhound station, police say he fired at them and they returned fire.
School bus collides with dump truck, overturns; 6 hurt
LUNENBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a school bus overturned after a dump truck hit it from behind, injuring six of the 13 students onboard.
Police told news outlets the bus from Kenston Forest School slowed to make a left turn Tuesday. Investigators said the dump truck didn't stop in time and hit the rear of the bus, making it spin around and fall onto its side.
Police: 5 children hurt when school bus rear-ended
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say five children and one adult were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a school bus was rear-ended as it stopped to pick up students.
Police said in a news release that the crash happened around sunrise Monday on southbound Boydton Plank Road in the Petersburg area of Dinwiddie County. They say a Honda CRV hit the rear of the bus carrying 30 children in 6th to 12th grades as it activated its hazard lights and stop bar to pick up students.
Virginia trooper convicted of falsifying drug case records
MARION, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police trooper has been found guilty of falsifying records for drug case evidence that he had destroyed without permission.
Two-vehicle Virginia highway crash kills 1, injures others
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a car merging into traffic from the shoulder of an interstate was hit by another vehicle, killing a passenger and causing other minor injuries.
The Virginia State Police issued a news release Saturday saying the accident happened Friday night in Hampton on Interstate 64.
The news release says a Toyota Corolla with four occupants was stopped on the left shoulder and then attempted to merge back into the left lane.
Sheriff suspends deputy after complaint involving minor
BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy listed as a school resource officer has been placed on leave following an accusation about "his behavior with a juvenile."
Experimental plane crash kills pilot, 70, in Virginia
LOUISA, Va. (AP) — Authorities say the pilot of a small plane was killed when his aircraft crashed onto private property in Virginia.
News outlets cite a Virginia State Police release that says an experimental plane crashed shortly after taking off from the Louisa Count Airport on Sunday afternoon. The 70-year-old pilot, Timothy M. Henson, was the only one on board.
Truck runs over, kills construction worker who fell off
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say a construction worker fell off a truck that then ran him over and killed him.
News outlets cite a Virginia State Police release that says 43-year-old Toney Darnell Saunders Jr. was a passenger on a construction truck carrying road cones and barrels in a work zone on Interstate 64 on Sunday night.
Police say he lost his footing and fell onto the road from the truck's cargo area. The truck then backed over him.
99-year-old driving on Virginia interstate crashes, dies
WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the Virginia interstate crash of a minivan driven by a 99-year-old Florida man who died at the scene.
Virginia State Police say the single-vehicle crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Augusta County. A police spokeswoman said Sunday that Lester P. White of Hobe Sound, Florida, was traveling alone.
Woman dead in collision involving car driving the wrong way
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is dead after authorities say the car she was in traveled the wrong direction on the freeway and struck another vehicle.
Virginia State Police say Cecilia R. Wells of Portsmouth was killed while a front passenger in a Chevrolet Equinox early Sunday. Police received a call about the car traveling west in eastbound Interstate 264 near the Portsmouth Downtown Tunnel.
Virginia State Police charge man with murder in fatal crash
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have charged a man with first-degree murder in a traffic crash last week that killed a 15-year-old boy.
A news release from the patrol said 37-year-old Steven H. Williams of Independence turned himself in Tuesday. Williams was a passenger in an SUV traveling east on Route 58 on Oct. 10 when it hit a westbound tractor-trailer. Senior Trooper J.A. Vaughan said Williams caused the crash, but provided no details.
Ohio man killed in plane crash in Virginia
BRANDY STATION, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say an Ohio man who was flying a small plane has died after the aircraft crashed.
Police said in a news release Saturday night that Jon S. Thocker of Cincinnati was the only occupant of the plane. The news release says a preliminary investigation revealed the plane was conducting "aerodynamic maneuvers" when it crashed into a field in Culpeper County Friday night. No one on the ground was injured.