The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. Parks were directed in June to take steps to prohibit the use of the increasingly popular aircraft, which are often used to take photos and videos. The Park Service says drones could affect resources and visitors in ways it has not considered. The ban takes effect immediately and lasts until the Park Service can develop an appropriate policy. The Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Maine to Georgia, is the longest marked trail in the country.
Virginia suffers another gut wrenching loss to Duke for the second year in a row.
The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm watch for most of our region.
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Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.
The UVA men's lacrosse team lost to the visiting Loyola Greyhounds 11-4 in the season-opener for both squads.