Air Force: Space Force would cost $13 billion over 5 years

An internal Air Force document says President Donald Trump's planned creation of a Space Force could cost nearly $13 billion in its first five years

  President Trump visiting NC to survey Hurricane Florence damage

While White House officials did confirm to WBTV on Tuesday that Trump would be in NC, exact details about the presidential visit are unclear.

Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in high school

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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with Mueller investigation

The plea deal requires Manafort to cooperate “fully and truthfully” with the probe into Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

As job openings reach unprecedented levels, so does quitting

US job openings reaches record high and so do the number of Americans who are quitting, seeking a greener pasture

Stormy Daniels postpones appearance at Richmond’s Papermoon

Stormy Daniels has made numerous headlines this year about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.

  You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

  ‘Unbelievable’: Bald eagle lands on fire truck during 9/11 tribute

Many Facebook users expressed their belief the event was “a sign from above honoring those who gave all for others.”

Virginia GOP elects new chairman

The Republican Party of Virginia has elected a new chairman after its previous leader resigned.

Ad attacks Spanberger for teaching at Islamic school

The race between Dave Brat and Abigail Spanberger in the 7th Congressional District is getting even more heated.

  Henrico store owner says customers can decide to buy or not buy Nike

Don't expect to see Nike products come down off the shelves any time soon. A Henrico business owner said the company is polarizing, but it's also the best-selling brand.

  Petersburg city attorney fired

Council members made the decision Tuesday night.

  ‘Impeach Trump’ signs falsely linked to Spanberger campaign

Several political signs referencing impeaching Donald Trump are posted around Chesterfield County and appear to be linked to a 7th District Congressional candidate.

John McCain gets a presidential farewell

John McCain is getting a presidential farewell, but not from the actual sitting president.

  State lawmakers clash over legislative redistricting

Democrats say they provided a fair proposal, but Republicans complained they will likely flip five Republican seats to Democrats and that several Republican incumbents were drawn into the same districts.

Senate confirms Terwilliger as US attorney in Virginia

The Senate has confirmed Justice Department veteran Zachary Terwilliger as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

  Lawmakers to convene for special session on redistricting

Virginia lawmakers are set to meet in Richmond for a special session so they can comply with a court order to redraw the state's legislative map.

Virginia House Democrats propose redistricting plan

Virginia House Democrats have unveiled their proposed fix to the state's electoral map after a court ruled that 11 legislative districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered.

NBC12 to air Kaine-Stewart debate in September

With just a few months until Election Day, incumbent Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and Republican challenger Corey Stewart are gearing up for a televised debate.

Northam orders flags at half-staff in memory of McCain

The governor's order on Monday came hours after the White House raised its U.S. flag to full staff.

Virginia lawmakers share condolences after John McCain's death

Virginia lawmakers are sharing their condolences after Sen. John McCain died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer.

Richmond to hire 200 election officers

New officers must complete a paid basic training class that is held in September and October.

  'Liberal Women of Chesterfield County' works to change politics

A self-described "soccer mom," who lives in Chesterfield County, put out a call on Facebook and word quickly spread.

Northam calls for special session to redraw House districts

Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday that "Virginians deserve clarity" when it comes to the state House of Delegates districts.

  Charlottesville community looks to find hope on anniversary of deadly rally

Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of the deadly Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, and city and state officials are taking steps to make sure there is not another violent outbreak.

  'Unite the Right' ralliers leave, counterprotesters stay at park

Along with Charlottesville, Washington D.C. is bracing for potential violence ahead of the anniversary of the deadly rally that took place last year.

  Exclusive: Charlottesville rally survivor speaks out one year later

It was an emotional day in Charlottesville with plenty of tears, hugs and comforting going on.

Virginia AG fights law firm over redistricting lawsuit fees

Attorney General Mark Herring's office is disputing a $4 million request for legal fees from a private law firm that recently won a redistricting case.

Police warn people to stay out of downtown Charlottesville during anniversary of deadly rally

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a state of emergency ahead of the one year anniversary of the deadly Charlottesville anniversary.

Health care company creating dozens of jobs in Henrico

averhealth, a health care company with nationwide substance use disorder treatment centers, is bringing up to 50 new jobs to Henrico

  Inside look of new Virginia facility where illegal immigrants will be housed

NBC12 got an exclusive look into the Caroline Detention Facility in Bowling Green on Wednesday, where illegal immigrants will be held as they wait for administrative hearings.

New program connects emergency departments across Virginia

The Emergency Department Care Coordination (EDCC) Program "connects all emergency departments in the Commonwealth, facilitating near real-time communication and collaboration among health care providers."

  Smoking ban at public housing takes effect July 31

The feds say safety is the reason, but many in Richmond's public housing communities aren't happy about it.

'Bigfoot erotica' surfaces in Virginia congressional campaign

The pictures were shared as evidence Riggleman is "not what we need on Capitol Hill" by his Democratic opponent, Leslie Cockburn.

Contrasting Virginia campaigns could affect control of House

Some GOP congressmen in Virginia want nothing to do with their own party's provocative candidate for Senate.

Virginia AG won't appeal redistricting ruling

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is opposing a Republican bid to delay drawing new legislative districts.

  Richmond #2 in country for evictions; city leaders want change

Mayor Levar Stoney says one out of four people living in public housing faces eviction.

Richmond employees to get 8 weeks of paid parental leave

Mayor Levar Stoney announced Monday an expanded Parental Leave Policy for city employees.

Lawyers: Manafort in solitary confinement as he awaits trial

Lawyers for Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, say their client has been in solitary confinement as he awaits trial on financial charges.

  Dozens from 50 countries become U.S. citizens

About 100 people from 50 different countries became U.S. citizens on Wednesday morning in Richmond.

Virginia GOP chairman announces resignation

The chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia has resigned.