News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Amtrak train riders will see major changes to rail schedule next week because of track work. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the schedule changes on Monday and Tuesday will affect all Northeast Regional trains operating in Virginia.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A new $29 million building meant to consolidate services for the homeless is set to open in Virginia Beach this summer. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Housing Resource Center will provide a place for the homeless to live and eat as well as health care and job training.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - DowDuPont Inc. says it is investing $50 million in its global operations that make Kevlar, a high-strength fiber that's manufactured at a Virginia plant, among other locations. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the investment will go toward upgrading and modernizing equipment to improve production, quality and automation. The company didn't say how much of the $50 million would be invested specifically at the company's Spruance plant in Chesterfield County.
BOSTON (AP) - Federal fishing regulators say a species of food fish caught by U.S. fishermen in the Atlantic Ocean has become overfished. The National Marine Fisheries Service says red hake have become overfished in its southern Georges Bank and mid-Atlantic stocks. The service has informed the New England Fishery Management Council that it needs to craft a plan to end the overfishing and rebuild the stock.
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