Virginia General Assembly working on bill that would elect President based on popular vote

The Virginia General assembly is working on passing a bill that would elect a President based on popular vote, instead of Electoral College.

  Texas high school student told to cut dreadlocks in order to walk at graduation

Per school dress code, the teenager always kept his hair off his shoulders, above his earlobes and out of his eyes, but now, he isn’t allowed back until his dreadlocks are cut.
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  Good Samaritan rescues 4-year-old girl from Milwaukee school bus after driver allegedly left her

Prosecutors accuse the school bus driver of breaking company policy by not completing a walkthrough to make sure all the children were off the bus before parking it for the day.

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Crews fighting fire at old Bedford middle school

Waffle House accepting Valentine’s Day reservations

  Thousands of jobs needed in U.S. Census Bureau’s Richmond Office

  Stoney discusses making Richmond a pro-worker environment at D.C. event

  Virginia Senate passes ‘Red Flag’ gun bill

A vote at the state Capitol Wednesday is meeting both praise and criticism after senators approved what’s being called the “Red Flag” bill.
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3 US firefighters die in plane crash while battling Australian wildfires

The New South Wales premier tweeted condolences to the victims' families and to “the tight knit firefighting community.”

First responders give Va. 9-year-old special send-off as he seeks groundbreaking treatment

Delegates considering bill to clarify hunting prohibitions for violations

Virginia Senate advances bill allowing transgender people to change birth certificate

Bill defining milk advances in Virginia legislature

Good Samaritan returns ring lost in 2006 back to Roanoke Catholic alum

  12-year-old Richmond boy sells t-shirts to raise money for Australia fire victims

  House bill aims to ban some privately-owned gun ranges

  Bill could reduce hours required for cosmetology license

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  1 dead, 7 wounded in downtown Seattle shooting

Police say based on video from the scene, multiple shooters were involved and that shots rang out after a dispute.

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Strong shooting, defense propel Spiders past La Salle

Balanced VCU attack leads Rams to win at St. Joseph’s

Keshawn Curry scored 13 points to lead three VCU players in double figures as the Rams picked up a road win at St. Joseph’s on Tuesday night, 73-60.

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5 arrested after law enforcement seize drugs, firearms in joint investigation

Police identify person of interest in hit-and-run that killed 89-year-old in Henrico

  Concerns over speeding drivers on Parham Rd. near high school

18-year-old charged with multiple sex crimes

Officials determine cause of fire in James City County that left one dead, one hospitalized

A fire in James City County leaves one person dead and another person hospitalized for breathing issues.
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  House impeachment managers appeal for GOP help to convict ‘corrupt’ Trump in opening remarks

The U.S. Senate began hearing opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday.

UVA; Scientists ID way to halt blinding eye disease

  Richmond Public School teachers could get a pay increase as superintendent unveils FY’21 budget

Deputies search for missing man after vehicle found abandoned

Richmond Public Schools’ Open Enrollment application available