RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Pork producer Smithfield Foods is laying off 120 more workers as it closes its Portsmouth plant in the middle of August. The move comes amid the company's pending $4.72 billion takeover by China's largest meat producer. More than 400 workers will be affected by the time plant is closed.
BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - A section of Interstate 81 has been named in honor of the late Congressman William Wampler Sr. The section runs from Bristol to Christiansburg and crosses most of the 9th District, which Wampler represented. Wampler died in 2012. He was 86.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A woman is expected to survive after she was struck by a bus crossing a downtown Richmond street. Police issues a summons to the driver of the VCU bus for failure to yield the right of way. Police say the woman was hit in a crosswalk.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Michael J. Fox Foundation has awarded a $600,000 grant to the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in Charlottesville. The money will help pay for a Parkinson's disease study. It will examine the feasibility and safety of using focused ultrasound to treat dyskinesia in Parkinson's patients.
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