18th century brewery remains found at Va. college
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.
The remains of what is likely an 18th century on-campus brewery were discovered just outside of the nation's oldest college building when campus officials were looking to widen a sidewalk.
School officials say the discovery near the Wren Building will allow them to tell a broader story about campus life in the Colonial era that involved the interaction of slaves, Native Americans, faculty and students.
Major excavation of the site wrapped up on Friday, and archaeologists now plan to perform a detailed lab analysis on some of what they've found. That includes searching for pollen in hopes that would've been used to make beer.
Police: 3 killed in crash on Va. Eastern Shore
KELLER, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say three people were killed in a head-on collision on the Eastern Shore.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says a van crossed the center line of U.S. Route 13 near Keller in Accomack County and hit a car shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday.
The driver and two of the five passengers in the car died at the scene. The driver was 58-year-old Arnette N. Chandler of Roosevelt, New York. The passengers were 55-year-old Diann W. Jones of Exmore, Virginia, and 12-year-old A'Jamae Jones, whose hometown was unavailable.
A 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Two girls, ages 8 and 9, suffered minor injuries.
The van driver was not injured and was charged with drunken driving. Police were trying to confirm his name Sunday.
SMALL PLANE CRASH-OCEAN
Search for pilot who crashed off Va. shore halted
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore.
Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling from the single-engine Cirrus. Littlejohn says the chances of finding anything else were slim.
The plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital Saturday afternoon, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with it until it crashed about 50 miles southeast of Chincoteague. The plane had left Waukesha, Wisconsin, and was headed to Manassas, Virginia. The pilot, whose name has not been released, was the only person on board.
The plane was registered to Ronald Hutchinson, of Brookfield, Wisconsin.
Former Culpeper mayor appeals sex crime conviction
CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Former Culpeper Mayor Chip Coleman is appealing a sexual battery conviction.
The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/1pYLTcy ) that Coleman will appear in circuit court Oct. 20. Coleman was convicted in general district court earlier this month of hugging a woman and rubbing his chest against hers after a Christmas party. The woman testified that Coleman continued to press against her after she told him to stop.
Judge Edward Carpenter ruled there was some use of force and "sexual intent."
Coleman, who was defeated for re-election in May, was given a 10-day suspended jail sentence and fined $2,500.
MILITARY JET CRASH-VIRGINIA
Massachusetts Guard pilot killed in crash mourned
LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia says members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard to mark her birthday.
Kara Fontenot says at a memorial gathering Saturday night at the Longmeadow Town Green that she was overwhelmed by the hundreds of friends and neighbors who came to pay their respects to her husband, Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr.
She says her husband had promised to plant the bushes, and his fellow airmen landscaped their yard to carry out his promise.
He died Wednesday when his F-15 fighter jet crashed in Virginia.
Fontenot was a member of the 104th Fighter Wing in Westfield and was a career military pilot.
Some Md., Va. residents may have cast 2 ballots
BALTIMORE (AP) - Advocacy groups say hundreds of Maryland and Virginia voters may have cast two ballots, one in each state.
The Maryland State Prosecutor's Office is investigating an allegation made by two groups, Virginia Voters Alliance and Election Integrity Maryland. Those groups say there is evidence of double voting among some Maryland and Virginia residents.
Virginia Voters Alliance says it found that 164 people cast ballots in 2012 in both Maryland and Virginia, which is illegal under federal law.
The groups say they uncovered thousands of duplicate voting registrations in Maryland and Virginia.
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