Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.
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  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A breakdown in the talks would put at risk more than $100 billion to help reopen schools, a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments to help them avoid furloughing workers and cutting services as tax revenues shrivel.

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Renovations delayed at Virginia Beach building of shooting

Number of homeless students expected to grow

Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg completes $41.7 million expansion project

Virtual career fair being held to connect job seekers with employers

WWII airplane tour adds 2nd day at Richmond-area stop

The Capital Wing of the Commemorative Air Force added Richmond to its Warbird Showcase Tour.
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  Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections amid fury over massive blast

The blast claimed at least 154 lives, wounded more than 5,000 people and laid waste to the country’s largest port and nearby areas.

Dept. of Forestry offering cost-share to remove dead ash trees from public property

More than 100 COVID-19 patients discharged in past 24-hours

More than 1,300 new COVID-19 cases reported in Virginia | Positivity rate increases slightly

  Colonial Heights Police Department partners with Black Lives Matter activist

  Tri-cities lagging in 2020 Census responses

Top 10 wettest August already!

Hopewell to give out PPE kits citywide

Canadian man dies in ICE custody after being held at Farmville Detention Center with COVID-19 outbreak

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Remains of 9 killed in California Marine sinking recovered

The military has recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.

SPORTS

JMU suspends fall football

Team Loaded organizing Weekend of Action for community

The Team Loaded Foundation is hoping to give back to 5,000 families this weekend and hopes many in need will take advantage of the event.

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  Richmond-area foster program doubling youth program size

‘Eagle Whisperer’ with the Stafford Sheriff’s Office helps release rescued eagles

  Rain floods roads across Central Virginia after more heavy rain; drivers rescued

Virginia police surprise little boy with mock traffic stop

Police continue search for robbery suspects who attacked Wendy’s employee

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.

Woman who died in emergency custody while experiencing mental crisis identified

Ashland police see rise in overdoses, urge residents to be cautious

Police: Rape suspect, freed due to virus, kills accuser

Remaining Innsbrook events for 2020 canceled

Police: Suspect who died after hit-and-run identified