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First Case Of West Nile Virus In Arlington Confirmed

A resident of Arlington County has been diagnosed with West Nile, a virus commonly spread through mosquito bites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the virus has been reported in humans in 30 states.

August 20, 2018

Virginia Teen Suffers Third-Degree Burns From Giant Invasive Weed While Gardening

A teen from Virginia had to be treated for severe burns after an encounter with the noxious giant hogweed. The plant was introduced to the United States as an ornamental plant but has since become invasive.

Public Health July 14, 2018

Nearly Half Of The 4,600 Cases Of The Worst Black Lung Occurred After 2000

A study has revealed that 4,600 coal miners have been diagnosed with progressive massive fibrosis, a severe form of black lung. Most of the cases have occurred in the past 17 years.

Public Health June 1, 2018

Health Experts Link 40 Cases Of Hepatitis A To Strawberry Smoothie Of Tropical Smoothie Cafe: What You Should Know

Forty four hepatitis A cases reported in Virginia are linked to Egyptian strawberries used in Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The illness reportedly began as early as May and has lasted up until August.

Public Health August 31, 2016

Virginia Restores Voting Rights Of More Than 200,000 Convicted Felons

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order that restores the voting rights of those who successfully completed their sentence. More than 200,000 convicted felons in the state will be able to vote in the November elections.

Life & Style April 23, 2016

Adventurous Professor 3D-Scans The World’s Oldest Ham And Peanut

The replicas will help museum curators to track their aging, as well as provide a hands-on experience for visitors.

Arts & Culture December 15, 2015

Virginia Wilflife Center To Release Two Rehabilitated Bald Eagles

Two bald eagles housed in the Wildlife Center of Virginia is scheduled to be released before August 2015 comes to a close. The population of bald eagles continues to rise as similar environmental agencies help to boost the species' health.

Earth/Environment August 26, 2015

Virginia Mom Leaves Kids Inside Hot Car To Attend Hearing For Leaving Kids In Hot Car

Local authorities in Virginia have filed charges against a 25-year-old mother after she had allegedly left her two children unattended in a hot car to face a complaint at a county courthouse for the same crime.

Society June 12, 2015

Hepatitis C Cases In Appalachian States Soar: What You Should Know About Hep C

Hepatitis C is the most common blood-borne infection in the United States and it’s currently making its rounds in West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Life June 7, 2015

Teenager From Virginia Confirmed To Have Died From Meningococcal Meningitis

Madison Small, a seemingly healthy teen suddenly fell ill on Monday and died on Tuesday morning. Health officials revealed that the cause of death was meningococcal meningitis.

Internet Culture April 13, 2015

We Can't Stop Laughing At This Snarling Dancer's Crazy Moves

This Virginia Cavaliers fan got pulled into a big screen dance battle, and you better believe she brought it. Don't believe me? Just watch.

Internet Culture February 10, 2015

Virginia, Mississippi to stop using guardrails. Other states mull move

Certain states have decided to ban the installation of guardrails, the barrier built on roadsides, manufactured by Trinity Industries. The company is said to have altered the design, which may not comply with safety standards of the Federal Highway Administration.

FUTURE TECH October 29, 2014

Boy stumbles upon 10,000-year-old arrowhead on NJ beach

A lucky boy has discovered a rare artifact in the Long Beach Island, believed to be from the Paleo-Indian period. Experts confirmed it is a significant arrowhead from around 10,000 years ago.

August 26, 2014

Whale meandering through river in VA may be very sick

A whale has been spotted in a Virginia river, acting erratically. The whale seems to be sick, scientists say.

Earth/Environment August 19, 2014

Virginia is home to the fastest Internet in the country. Are you surprised?

The fastest Internet speed in the country can be found in Virginia. The state managed to hold on to this distinction in spite of a drop in connection speeds over the past quarter.

Internet August 9, 2014

The Fastest Internet In America Is In Virginia

Virginia was ranked the top state for fastest Internet speed in the U.S., according Broadview Networks. Other top states included those along the east coast, such as Delaware, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Internet Culture August 8, 2014

New earthquake map reveals rising risks for much of the U.S.

Are you at risk? The U.S. Geological Survey released a new earthquake hazard map, showing rising seismic hazards in the U.S.

Internet Culture July 18, 2014

Akhil Rekulapelli from Virginia wins National Geographic Bee

Thirteen-year-old Akhil Rekulapelli nailed the winning question with no sweat, earning him a $50,000 scholarship, a trip to the Galapagos Islands and a lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society.

May 24, 2014

Just got lucky? Virginia couple wins lottery three times in March

A couple from Portsmouth, Virginia has won the lottery three times in March. The pair may be the luckiest couple of the year.

Society April 2, 2014

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