Latest Virginia Regional News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia Regional News

Play associated audio

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Shenandoah National Park's main road remains closed because of snow and ice. The 105-mile Skyline Drive bisects the park from Front Royal south to Waynesboro. henandoah spokeswoman Karen Beck-Herzog says some areas of the park have snow drifts five feet to eight feet high.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Margie Fisher, a Roanoke Times reporter who led the way for decades of women journalists to cover Virginia's General Assembly, has died. She was 73. The newspaper says that Fisher died Friday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, after battling dementia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Two bills making their way through the General Assembly would give victims of violent crime the ability to meet with their offender in prison. One bill would give victims the right to meet their offender. Another would create a restorative justice program that includes victim-offender mediation. Both passed their respective chambers last week.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here'

Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke.
NPR

Fruit Recall Hits Trader Joe's, Costco, Wal-Mart Stores

The recall applies to "certain lots of whole peaches (white and yellow), nectarines (white and yellow), plums and pluots" from a California packing company, the FDA says.
NPR

On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.
NPR

9/11 Commission Issues An Update On Anniversary Of Report

Saying that the world has changed "dramatically," the report's authors write that al-Qaida groups have spread, and the threat for cyberterrorism has grown.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.