NASA says the Virginia launch of a rocket carrying an inflatable heat shield was a success, after surviving a short trip through the earth’s atmosphere at speeds up to 7,600 miles an hour. Charles Fishburne has more in this WCVE Science Matters Report.
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The worst drought in 50 years is taking its toll on 29 states and the national economy. According to the USDA, 38 percent of the corn crop has been rated poor or very poor. But in Virginia, officials say it's too early to tell.
A Central Virginia man has been acquitted of a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge stemming from what civil liberties attorneys call a SWAT-team-like raid on his land. Philip Cobbs denied any knowledge, and he was cleared by an Albermarle Circuit Court. But as Charles Fishburne reports, state police are still in the air -- in the midst of marijuana season.
Dominion Virginia Power says the extreme heat is stressing the system, but it has what it calls “an adequate reserve.” Even so, it's asking customers to use energy wisely. Charles Fishburne reports.
Henrico County will welcome more than 1,500 high school baseball players from around the country for the Triple Crown U.S. Baseball Championships beginning tomorrow through July 28th. Charles Fishburne reports.
Babcock & Wilcox Company says a test facility for its new class of mini-nuclear reactors is fully operational. Charles Fishburne has more in this WCVE Science Matters Report.
Abortion rights supporters have created a website to call attention to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s refusal to certify new abortion clinic regulations. Charles Fishburne reports.
Langley’s NASA Research Center is scheduled to launch and deploy a large, inflatable heat shield aboard a rocket from Wallops Flight Center in Virginia this weeekend. Charles Fishburne has more in this Science Matters report.
The Chesterfield County Planning Commission meets today on revisions to its comprehensive plan -- the blueprint for growth --for a county whose population is expected to approach 460 thousand people by the year 2035. Charles Fishburne reports.
The Pentagon has just approved $180 million to widen US Route 1 outside Ft. Belvoir to help with increased traffic flow. Charles Fishburne reports.