Latest Virginia News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia News

Play associated audio

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) The Navy is investigating an incident in which a training missile part fell off a fighter jet and hit an unoccupied pickup truck in Virginia Beach. The vehicle sustained minimal damage and the aircraft wasn't damaged.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The state Corporation Commission says its Bureau of Insurance is now offering assistance to consumers who speak little or no English. The agency has set up a telephone translation service to help non-English speakers. Virginia has about 180,000 of them.

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) The state Department of Historic Resources says it's approved 13 new historical highway markers. The agency says markers commemorating the War of 1812 are planned for Hampton and Dinwiddie County.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Federal and state agriculture officials say they're conducting another survey to figure out the extent of Virginia's emerald ash borer infestation. Officials say they plan to focus on central, southern and western Virginia this year. Approximately 5,500 traps will be set for the bugs.

PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) The commandant of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee is getting a promotion. Colonel Gwen Bingham will be promoted to brigadier general at a ceremony this afternoon.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes: Poems Are Music, Language Our Instrument

Hayes, a professor of writing at the University of Pittsburgh, was recognized for "reflecting on race, gender, and family in works that seamlessly encompass both the historical and the personal."
NPR

Diet Soda May Alter Our Gut Microbes And The Risk Of Diabetes

There's a new wrinkle to the old debate over diet soda: Artificial sweeteners may alter our microbiomes. And for some, this may raise blood sugar levels and set the stage for diabetes.
NPR

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.
NPR

3.7 Million Comments Later, Here's Where Net Neutrality Stands

A proposal about how to maintain unfettered access to Internet content drew a bigger public response than any single issue in the Federal Communication Commission's history. What's next?

Leave a Comment

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