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  Damage reported as storms move through Virginia

A horse was killed after a tree fell into a pasture in Brunswick County, the sheriff’s office confirmed.

Deer tests positive for Chronic Wasting Disease in Culpeper County

Richmond man steals hundreds of gallons of grease from Burger King

Safety precautions to take during tornadoes

Virginia State Police remind drivers to be alert during severe weather

Virginia governor wants Confederate arch gone from US fort

3 men suffer serious injuries in Petersburg shooting

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Sheriff’s office donates bicycle to man who had his stolen

Man, woman dead in apparent murder-suicide in Stafford

Attorney General Mark Herring supports bill to make D.C. the 51st state

How will 627,000 drivers with suspended licenses get their privileges back under new law? Automatically

Maryland joins Virginia in raising smoking age to 21

Power restored to 22,000 Rappahannock Electric customers

West Virginia National Guardsman dies in training exercise

A West Virginia National Guardsman has died in military parachute training exercise at the Suffolk Executive Airport in Virginia.

Truck driver seriously injured after crashing into building near West Virginia line

Police say the truck ran off the left side of the roadway, struck a parked vehicle, then a tree, and overturned before crashing into an abandoned home.

McAuliffe not running for president

McAuliffe, a Democrat, made the announcement in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday night.

2 airlifted, 6 others injured in Dinwiddie crash

A van carrying eight people struck an SUV in the 19000 block of Cox Road just before 2 p.m.

Rewatch: NASA launch from Wallops Island

Trial date set for woman charged with 1990 clown killing

7 locations approved to be added to Virginia Landmarks Registry

  Dinwiddie County files $40 million lawsuit against drug companies over opioid epidemic

Bedford murder suspect found competent to stand trial, judge denies request to try gang charge separately

$1 million lottery ticket sold at Virginia grocery store

Virginia woman celebrates 111th birthday

The Danville woman has seen 19 presidents take office, both world wars, and the civil rights movement.

April 17, 1861: Virginia votes to secede from the United States

Virginia, which had been the 10th state to join the union, became the eighth state to secede from it.

Northam announces high school career and tech grants

Ralph Northam has announced the 16 high schools that will get extra money to spend on career and technical education equipment upgrades.

Virginia teen arrested for multiple sexual assaults

Albemarle County Police have arrested a teenager suspected of multiple sexual assault incidents.

Virginia man saves baby bear during fishing trip

For father and son Darrin and Eli Barkley of Broadway, it was a normal fishing trip in West Virginia.

Father files lawsuit to block state from changing disabled daughter’s diet

For 16 years, Gupta’s family says the staff at CVTC has accommodated their family’s Hindu religious preference of feeding Alisha a diet that consists of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  How you should prepare your trees before the next big storm

It was a devastating storm that rolled through Virginia overnight Sunday, bringing heavy winds and soaking rains that caused trees to topple all across central Virginia.

  8,000 square foot home destroyed in fire

Everyone inside the home, including all animals, made it out safely.

12 years after deadly shooting, Virginia Tech mourns and remembers

What began at midnight continued later Tuesday morning, when cadets laid two wreaths, which preceded a moment of silence at 9:43 a.m.

‘Something in the Water’ Festival offers shuttles from Richmond to the oceanfront

Don’t want to worry about finding or paying for parking? Something in the Water Festival offering regional shuttles from nearby cities, including Richmond.

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries launches ‘Refer-a-Friend to Fish’ campaign

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is launching a campaign to encourage fishermen to recruit others to join them.

Deputies: Man arrested after hitting woman’s vehicle with hammer

A man was arrested after coming up to a woman’s vehicle and hitting it with a hammer while she was delivering newspapers.

2 killed in head-on crash in Spotsylvania

In addition to the deaths, three adults and a child were injured.

DGIF releases bear cubs back into wild

This year, there were 15 cubs that were cared for after they became separated from their mothers.

‘Not calling 911:’ Should drug overdose deaths be treated as felony murder?

The bill states that a person is guilty of felony homicide if they manufactured, sell, gift or distribute drugs that cause a fatal overdose.

VDOT to begin deploying rumble strips in work zones

The sound of cars driving over the strips will alert workers to approaching vehicles.

Virginia flag flown at half-staff in memory of Virginia Tech victims

The Virginia flag will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday as the Commonwealth marks the 12th anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy.

Unclaimed $50K Powerball ticket about to expire

Virginia law states the winning ticket expires after 180 days, so the holder has until 5 p.m. April 18 to claim the prize.

Massive solar project moving forward in Virginia

One of the biggest planned solar farms in the country has been approved by officials in Virginia to move forward.

Focus groups offered for statewide health assessment

Virginia health officials are offering six regional opportunities for residents to join a focus group or participate in a personal interview to discuss health issues.

Controlled burn scheduled for Tuesday at Colonial Downs

Tuesday's controlled burn of turf course at Colonial Downs will prepare the track for the return of horse racing on Aug. 8.

World War II veterans to discuss their experiences

Meet three World War II veterans as they discuss their experiences at the Virginia War Memorial.

  Virginians react to devastating fire at Cathedral of Notre Dame

Images of the Notre Dame Cathedral burning Monday had a major impact on people in Virginia.

Virginia family visits site of leveled home one year after tornado

The wind is strong whistles through the trees, just like it was on April 15, 2018.

Four-year-old boy in Virginia struggles with rare disease

A family from Clifton Forge is dealing with a rare disease that not even local doctors can treat.

  Deadly storms topple trees, knock out power to tens of thousands

The storms sparked severe thunderstorm warnings and even tornado warnings in parts of Central Virginia overnight.

  2 dead after severe storms strike Virginia

There were numerous severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings late Sunday and early Monday throughout the Commonwealth.

Petition calls for UVA men’s basketball team not to visit White House

The petition has over 10,000 signatures from people around the globe.

Virginia man, woman sentenced for torture of her son

The Virginia couple who prosecutors say "systematically tortured" a boy for two weeks face 17 years in prison each after being sentenced.

Victoria crowned pigeon chick hatched at Virginia Zoo

Victoria crowned pigeons are native to New Guinea.

New campaign seeks to help pregnant opioid users

A new campaign has launched in Virginia to help pregnant mothers who abuse opioids or other drugs.

Study to tackle congestion on parts of I-95 in Virginia

It's an issue that state transportation officials say they'll tackle to try to ease the pain for people traveling the highway between Fredericksburg and Washington, D.C.

Amelia County deputy seriously injured in single-vehicle crash

Police say the crash took place at westbound Route 360, near Amelia Springs Road, just before 10:30 p.m.

14,500 run to remember victims of 2007 Virginia Tech shooting

The race began with a moment of silence, before taking runners around campus and ending up on the Drillfield near the memorial site.

Nationwide memorial run to honor fallen Trooper Lucas Dowell

Dowell was shot and killed while assisting in a drug raid in Cumberland County on Feb. 4.

Missing 78-year-old man found safe

The Charles City County Sheriff’s Office says a missing 78-year-old man has been located.

  ‘I felt broken’: Life-changing organ transplant for Powhatan woman cancelled days before operation

During National Donate Life Month, we’re reminded that people across the country are waiting for an organ transplant- and a second chance at life.

  Spanberger focuses on drug costs, broadband, bipartisanship in first 100 days

Abigail Spanberger was part of the group of new Democrats elected across the country. She became the first Democrat to represent Virginia’s 7th District in nearly 40 years.

Man charged with assaulting officer in shooting at Louisa cemetery

Virginia State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a Louisa County cemetery.

Suspicious activity call leads to police chase, drug bust in Hopewell

Malik Gholson, 21, of Hopewell, and Raequan Everette, 22, of Prince George, were arrested following the incident.

  Former Goochland sheriff’s deputy sentenced to 5 years for sodomy, incest

Jason Anderson, 47, was arrested Monday morning by Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office and was subsequently fired, the Goochland County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Concerns about striped bass could impact fishing season

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission is expected to vote April 23 on an "emergency proposal" that recommends canceling the trophy-size rockfish season in the Potomac River and Chesapeake Bay.

Pharrell Williams to speak at UVA

Pharrell Williams will be the keynote speaker at the University of Virginia’s 2019 Valedictory Exercises.

Stafford man charged with DUI after taking friend’s car, hitting water pump

A deputy said the man admitted to drinking and taking the vehicle without permission.

Biggest piece of Spotsylvania solar farm approved

The Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday night approved a special use permit for the largest piece of a planned solar farm.

  April 11 is kindergarten registration day

In addition to proof of residency documents, a school entrance health form and immunization record are also required before the start of school.

Animal Control searching for exotic cat on the loose in Virginia Beach

The 2-feet-tall cat, Rocky, was last spotted in the 2300 block of Shore Drive at First Landing State Park on Wednesday morning, WAVY reports.

  2 killed in fiery crash in Nottoway County

Police responded to a single-vehicle crash at West Courthouse Road on Thursday morning, around 5:51 a.m.

Richmond School Board wants study on school construction costs

Richmond education officials want outside experts to review school construction costs after the bill for replacing three schools came in $30 million more than expected.

Lidl sells special peanut butter in support of Autism Awareness Month

Lidl is launching a limited-edition peanut butter to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.

Gold star father who criticized Trump to speak at graduation

The Muslim gold star father who spoke out against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump will be the featured speaker at a Virginia college's graduation.

  Confederate portrait inside hotel sparks debate

The portrait of a Confederate leader inside a Chesterfield hotel is sparking some debate.

  Powhatan school employee not facing assault charges, parents concerned by outcome

A Flat Rock Elementary School staff member will be returning to the school and will not be facing criminal charges after accusations of physical assault.

Lawsuit against Alex Jones by man who filmed ‘Unite the Right’ rally allowed to proceed

On Aug. 12, 2017, Brennan Gilmore had his phone out and happened to be filming a video when a white supremacist drove his car into a group of counterprotesters at a Nazi rally near the University of Virginia campus, killing a woman named Heather Heyer and injuring many others.

  VDOT urges drivers to ‘drive like you work here’

The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking drivers to "drive like you work here" when going through construction zones.

NextGen Virginia urges college students to vote

Across the state, NextGen took to college campuses to remind young voters they can play a pivotal role in shaping the outcome of these critical races.

Traffic deaths decreased in 2018, but DUI, pedestrian deaths rose

According to data released by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, 819 people were killed in crashes in 2018, down from 843 in 2017.

14-year-old Powhatan girl reported missing

She may be with a male who goes by “RJ” and lives in Richmond.