RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 1 million Virginians have signed up to participate in a statewide tornado drill. The drill scheduled this morning is a joint effort between the state Department of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service.
GRETNA, Va. (AP) - Residents are being advised to avoid wild animals after two rabies cases were discovered in Pittsylvania County. The Virginia Department of Health issued rabies alerts following the animals' discovery last week. A rabid raccoon was found in Gretna and a rabid skunk was found in Callands.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For most of Vincent Gray's three-plus years as District of Columbia mayor, federal prosecutors have been investigating alleged dirty tricks in his 2010 campaign. Now prosecutors say in a lengthy and detailed charging document that Gray not only was aware of a $668,000 off-the-books "shadow campaign" but that he personally requested more than two-thirds of the funds.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A St. Louis-based company is seeking approval to erect a giant Ferris wheel at Virginia Beach's Oceanfront. The proposed SkyWheel Virginia Beach would be 200 feet tall and about 180 feet in diameter. It would have 42 glass-enclosed gondolas and an LED light show on its wheels and spokes.
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