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.
Plenty of teachers around the Commonwealth are getting a boost on some new classroom technology in Charlottesville.
Several parents and teachers speak out for the advised tax rate for Albemarle County with hopes that schools wonât suffer.
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 football coach Mike London was asked this week at practice about the health of rising senior cornerback Tra' Nicholson.
Malaysia's air force chief says that military radar indicated the missing Boeing 777 jet may have turned back, but declined to give further details on how far the plane may have veered off course.
Salvadorans are expected to elect a former Marxist guerrilla as president in a runoff Sunday, favoring him over the conservative former mayor of the capital who has pledged to get tough on gang violence.
Malaysian authorities said Sunday that the identities of four passengers on a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared with 239 people on board are being investigated as "suspect" as the search for the missing plane resumed in the South China Sea.
North Korean voters are going to polling stations to elect a new national legislature, although they don't get to choose who to vote for since there is only one candidate per district.