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V-DOT will study U.S. 29 (access required)

LYNCHBURG—Virginia transportation officials are planning a big-picture study of U.S. 29 from the North Carolina border to Gainesville. Virginia Department of Transportation officials discussed the study last month with Lynchburg business and government officials. The study’s leader, Charles Rasnick, said ...

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Wise County mine is fined $210K for accident (access required)

ARLINGTON—The Mine Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wise County mine and a trucking company $210,000 in a July accident that permanently disabled a driver. MSHA fined Bresee Trucking $165,000 and Guest Mountain Mining Corp. $45,000 for failing to ...

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Scientist pleads guilty to tech sales to China (access required)

NORFOLK—A Virginia scientist pleaded guilty last week to selling rocket technology to China and bribing Chinese officials to secure a lucrative contract for his high-tech company. Quan-Sheng Shu, 68, pleaded guilty to two counts of violating the federal Arms Control ...

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ICE rejects training for Fairfax deputies (access required)

FAIRFAX—Fairfax County’s sheriff says federal immigration authorities have denied his bid to enroll deputies in a program that trains local officers to detain criminal illegal immigrants. Sheriff Stan Barry says the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told him last month ...

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