Friday, May 24 2013 11:30 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:30:52 GMT
One person is dead and a juvenile is critically injured after two separate shootings in South Richmond on Thursday. A male victim was found dead of an apparent gunshot wound in a home on Keswick AvenueMore >>
One person is dead and a juvenile is critically injured after two separate shootings in South Richmond on Thursday...More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:39 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:39:53 GMT
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed. The Thursday evening bridge failure dumped vehicles and people intoMore >>
Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:07 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:07:05 GMT
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - A Suffolk mother will spend weekends behind bars after mooning her son's school bus following a confrontation with the driver. Media outlets report that 34-year-old Lisa Grant wasMore >>
A Suffolk mother will spend weekends behind bars after mooning her son's school bus following a confrontation with the driver.More >>
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A commission created to spark development in southwest and Southside Virginia is set to discuss its efforts to help communities hurt by manufacturing and agricultural job losses.
The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission is scheduled to meet Tuesday in Richmond.
According to its most recent annual report, the commission spent about $116 million for 124 grants in the fiscal year that ended June 30.
That includes $28 million to help build industrial and commercial "mega-sites" to attract new businesses and more than $16 million to fund energy and biotechnology research. It also has provided grants for numerous economic development projects.
The commission targets communities that have the highest unemployment rates. It uses bond money from Virginia's share of the $206 billion national settlement against the tobacco industry.
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