Coronavirus deaths in US surpass 10,000

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York seems to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in the U.S., the governor said Monday — a trend that appears to have taken hold more convincingly in hard-hit Italy and Spain.
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Only passenger on flight, woman going to see dying mother upgraded to first class for free

The flight crew upgraded the woman to first class, addressed her personally over the loudspeaker and took selfies with her.

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State releases latest numbers on coronavirus | See a breakdown of the cases here

Police identify man shot, killed after allegedly stabbing woman

  First Alert Weather Day: Isolated strong storms possible Monday, Tuesday afternoons

  Richmond small businesses can apply for no-interest disaster loans during pandemic

Youth soccer coach dies of coronavirus in Spotsylvania

Officials in Spotsylvania County say a youth soccer coach has died due to coronavirus.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moved to intensive care

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved to the intensive care unit of the hospital after his coronavirus symptoms worsened.

Woman in her 30′s is first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Dinwiddie County

Richmond City, Henrico County Health Districts launch #StayHomeRVA

Richmond police say several closed stores have been theft targets

Central Virginia schools announce grading plans for remainder of year

Bonefish Grill debuts Easter dinner family bundles

West Creek Emergency Center temporarily suspends services

Army Corps to convert Northern Va., Richmond and Hampton Roads convention centers to temporary hospitals

Booze to your door: Virginia ABC to allow distilleries to ship straight to customer

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  Americans brace for ‘hardest, saddest’ week of their lives; Europe hopes crisis peaking

Americans braced for what the nation’s top doctor warned Sunday would be “the hardest and saddest week” of their lives while Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest coronavirus hotspot in Europe.

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History-making Saints kicker Tom Dempsey dies from coronavirus crisis

Redskins eliminate Richmond’s annual training camp fee

The City of Richmond and the Washington Redskins announced a significant modification to the current Redskins Training Camp agreement on Thursday that eliminates the requirement of the city’s Economic Development Authority to pay a local cash contribution to cover some team expenses.

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Police say man stole close to $3,000 from laundromat

  Help with canceling or re-booking travel

State sees spike in calls to hotlines for domestic violence

Police looking for two men in connection to Richmond robbery

With persistent testing shortages, Virginia health officials find new ways to track coronavirus cases

The state’s public tally of laboratory-confirmed cases is likely a significant underestimate of the actual spread.
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Trump tempers officials’ grave assessments with optimism

The U.S. surgeon general offered some of the starkest warnings yet Sunday as he braced Americans for the worsening fallout from the new coronavirus, warning “this is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans’ lives, quite frankly.”

COVID-19 is the story of this century, and many newspapers may not survive to cover it

Virginia has bet big on oysters. But amid the pandemic, no one’s buying them.

OrthoVirginia offers urgent orthopedic care in all Richmond locations

  News to Know for April 6: 20th COVID-19 death at Canterbury; Small business disaster loans; School lunch updates; Woman shot in Richmond identified; Isolated storms