Mining company Alpha Natural Resources Inc. is being fined $200 million dollars by the federal government for violating the terms of state-issued operations permits.
The federal government alleges that between 2006 and 2013, Alpha Natural Resources Inc. and dozens of subsidiaries violated water pollution limits more than 6,000 times by discharging heavy metals and other contaminants directly into rivers, streams and tributaries in five states including Virginia.
Located in Bristol, Virginia, Alpha Natural Resources is the nations third-largest coal supplier.
Environmental Protection Agency officials say there is no evidence that any of the violations contaminated drinking water.
(Metro) A new iPhone app promises to wake users up to the sound and smell of sizzling bacon.
Oscar Mayer says its "Wake Up & Smell The Bacon" app comes with a plug-in attachment that turns an iPhone into a bacon-scented alarm clock.
The meat producer is offering the device free of charge to a limited number of bacon lovers who apply online through April 4th.
Details are available at wakeupandsmellthebacon.com.
Prince William County police are investigating a crash that killed two people in Manassas.
Mental health, ethics reform, electric rates and Sunday hunting are some of the top bills emerging from the General Assembly.
Virginia split a pair with No. 9 Florida State in Blake Miller's home debut as Cavalier head coach.
The No. top-ranked Virginia baseball team opened ACC play Saturday at Duke, splitting a doubleheader with the Blue Devils. The Cavaliers took the first game, winning 3-2, but Duke responded with a 3-2 win in the later game.
Cornell used a 9-0 first half run to hand the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.
Virginia saw its 13-game win streak snapped in Maryland's final home game as a member of the ACC.
Venezuela's foreign minister says 90 percent of his government's $1 billion debt to Panama is fraudulent and criminal charges are likely to result.
Pope Francis has traveled to a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops.
A leader of one of Gaza's secretive jihadist groups says the al-Qaida-inspired movement has gained strength and boasts several thousand armed fighters in the seaside strip.
The testimony in the first week of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was jaw dropping at times, and more riveting evidence is expected as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the double-amputee athlete intentionally shot dead his girlfriend.