More than 3,800 new COVID-19 cases reported, over 100 deaths confirmed in past week

The Virginia Department of Health reported more than 5,000 new COVID-19 cases and nearly 1,000 additional deaths in the last seven days.

Speaker Filler-Corn announces return to in-person session

Hanover County Middle Schools’, Chickahominy Health District to hold Pfizer vaccine clinics for students

Percentage of Virginia stations without gas decreases, according to Gas Buddy

United Way Greater Richmond, Petersburg launches campaign for free rides to vaccine clinics

Va. Senate Republicans call on Gov. Northam to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions

More than 7.1 million vaccine doses administered | Over 3.2 million Virginians receive first dose

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A federal lawsuit forces Virginia to own its duty to handle pandemic jobless claims promptly

Auto workers at Virginia Volvo plant reject tentative deal

Driver killed in crash after striking tree in Chesterfield identified

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RPS to hold vaccine clinic for students age 12+ at George Wythe

Richmond school leaders to discuss authority over building schools, approve next year’s budget

The decision could hold up the construction of a new George Wythe High School.

  Powhatan 12-year-old girl located safe, police say

The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office says a 12-year-old girl who was reported missing on May 13, has been found safe.

Hanover offering beginner wood-burning class

Residents can learn how to use wood-burning tools during a beginner’s class offered by Hanover County Parks and Recreation.

  Teen boy missing from Powhatan; police find no link to missing 12 year old

The Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 14-year-old boy who was last seen four days ago.

  Richmond’s First Baptist Church unveils shower renovations for the homeless

VSP responds to I-95 vehicle fire

‘Mass casualty incident’ leaves 7 injured after Va. crash

Review finds use of force justified in Va. Beach mass shooting

Police investigating Saturday night homicide

High-speed pursuit in Kentucky ends in arrest after man runs out of gas

  Busch Gardens modifies mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests

Fully vaccinated guests can now enter Busch Gardens and Water Country USA without a mask.

On this day: US, Soviet summit derailed after exposure of CIA spy from Virginia

On this day in history, an international summit meant to calm relations between the U.S. and Soviet Union is derailed due to a Virginia man being exposed as a CIA spy.

Attorneys: Man shot by deputy was in mental health crisis

A Virginia public defender’s office says a man who was recently fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy was suffering from a mental health crisis at the time.

  Restaurant owners ready to hire as state mask mandate is lifted

The restrictions were originally set to lift on June 15.

Charlottesville poet heading to sister city in Ghana to lead poetry workshop

Charlottesville-based poet Myra Anderson is taking her literary talents across the globe to one of Charlottesville’s sister cities. Now, she’s getting to represent her home while in Africa, as part of the Charlottesville Sister City Commission.

Mechanicsville native presented with Commanding Officer’s coin during virtual ceremony in Italy

The ceremony was held at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Europe Africa Central in Naples, Italy.

Megan Boswell to appear in court Sept. 30 in killing of 15-month-old

In January, state prosecutors announced they will seek a sentence of life imprisonment for Boswell.

Maggie L. Walker NHS seeks talented teens for virtual summer leadership institute

The institute provides a program for teens interested in developing leadership skills, meeting with community leaders, and charting a course for future success. A total of 20 participants to ensure small group interaction.

Chesterfield seeks input on $25 million Otterdale Road project

Each crossing will be constructed separately, under a complete road closure, and detours for affected residents and businesses are being planned.

Tri-City Chili Peppers announce stadium will open to full capacity

The Chili Peppers are two weeks away from their 2021 Coastal Plain League Inaugural Season home opener starting on May 29.

  Northam lifting mask mandate; capacity, social distancing restrictions to end May 28

Governor Ralph Northam is lifting the mask mandate for those who have been vaccinated starting at midnight.

Virginia State Police investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Grottoes

Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting on Blue Fish Lane in Grottoes on Friday, May 14.

UVA Health: people will have to weigh personal risk when choosing to wear a mask or not

Doctors at the University of Virginia are applauding the CDC for its new guidance, but say it is going to be up to the individual to weigh their personal risk.

VMI gets 1st female commander of Corps of Cadets

She is the first female regimental commander in VMI’s 182-year history.

Senators Warner, Kaine announce more than $10M in federal funding for Va. airports

U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced on Friday more than $10 million in federal funding will go to airports across the Commonwealth, including Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.

  Gas supply issues improve at stations in Virginia

The pain at the pump is starting to ease a bit for the first time in days, as most Virginia gas stations are pumping out fuel again. But patience is still a must as 45% of gas pumps are still running on “E.”

  Target stops selling Pokemon, sports trading cards in stores over safety concerns

Last week, a Wisconsin target was locked down after four people assaulted a man over sports trading cards.

  Decrease in COVID-19 testing as vaccinations continue

The feeling of “normal” is finally starting to return with eased restrictions coming to Virginia, but health leaders are asking people fully vaccinated to remain vigilant.

Kroger stores will continue mask requirement

Kroger stores will continue to require employees and customers to wear masks to protect against COVID-19 for the time being.

Northam issues flag order for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a flag order for all United States and Virginia flags to be flown at half-staff Saturday for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Virginia DMV expanding appointment opportunities as COVID restrictions are eased

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will open more windows in its customer service centers beginning June 1, creating 184,000 additional appointment opportunities across the Commonwealth, according to the DMV.

Mother of missing baby from Washington DC charged with murder

The search for the missing child was brought all the way to Virginia in Charles City County at a landfill.

Mental health, learning challenges make campus return a promising prospect

This past year has been a mixed bag of hybrid and online learning, but many college campuses in Virginia are completely reopening in the fall. Students had different reactions to online learning, but many are excited to transition back to in-person instruction.

Colleges cautiously optimistic for future of study abroad

COVID-19 restrictions are easing in the U.S. and some places around the world, but hurdles remain for Virginia students seeking to study abroad.

Police search for man accused of damaging display at store

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

No tuition increase for VCU 2021-22 budget; administration to consider mandatory vaccine requirement

The Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors voted to freeze tuition for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate, graduate and professional students for the 2021-22 academic year.

Environmentalists applaud greener laws but see ‘long road ahead’

New legislation in Virginia will soon give some power to local governments and help environmental organizations and businesses combat plastic pollution.

  The Low Line Green looks forward to its 1st anniversary

Richmond is full of parks and nature trails for people to enjoy the outdoors, and that includes the ‘Low Line Green,’ a 5.5 acre site along the James River and Kanawha Canal. It was once a neglected grassy area that folks simply passed through, but it has been transformed into an ideal walkway.

  Firefighters battle large blaze at Petersburg warehouse

Multiple fire crews are battling a large blaze at a Petersburg warehouse.

Time is running out to register to vote in upcoming primary

Time is running out to register to vote in the Democratic primary. You have until Monday, May 17 to register.

Piedmont Health District to open mobile vaccination clinics

The Piedmont Health District is set to open mobile vaccination clinics to help serve rural and underserved areas.

Mayor Stoney calls for both city, RPS to be involved in new high school construction

A compromise could be on the horizon over the drama around building a new high school in Richmond.

Southside Health District to open mobile vaccination clinics

The clinics will start on May 25 and move from place to place.

Mobile health clinic launched in Ashland

The YMCA of Greater Richmond and Capital Area Health Network launched a mobile health clinic that will serve patients in Ashland.

Fort Lee holds Ordnance Training Facility dedication ceremony

Fort Lee held a dedication ceremony at the Ordnance Training Support Facility on Friday.

NAACP requests Gov. Northam to authorize AG Herring’s office to review report on Windsor traffic stop

The NAACP says local officials have, ‘turned a blind eye’ and failed to terminate Chief Riddle and Officer Croker after two weeks of hearing from the citizens who live in Windsor.

  Cat makes 5-story leap from burning building, walks away

It happened at an apartment building near the Chicago’s South Side.

Police: Drivers charged in crash on Varina Enon Bridge

Virginia State Police say two drivers have been charged after a two-vehicle crash on the Varina Enon Bridge.

Virginia Senate Republicans call on Gov. Northam to end mask mandate

The Virginia Senate Republicans are calling on Governor Northam to end the state’s mask mandate.

Ex-Army Green Beret to be sentenced for Russian espionage

The former Army Green Beret's relationship with Russian intelligence dates back to 1996 and spanned 15 years.

  Cutting back your budget as your spending changes during re-opening

As we start to add more things back into our budgets like buying more gas for our vehicles or planning vacations, you may be looking for areas to cut back. Rachel DePompa is on your side with some good places to start.

No injuries reported in Hanover morning fire

Several people were displaced.

Karen’s out, Kobe’s in, and Charlotte and Liam are No. 1 for Virginia baby names

The data is based on applications for Social Security cards.

  News to Know for May 14: New CDC mask guidances; Some restrictions lifted in Va.; Summer concert events

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One person shot in Petersburg overnight

According to police, the victim was hit by gunfire on South Halcun Drive.

Two men transported to hospital after Chesterfield shooting

One of the victims sustained life-threatening injuries.

  Virginia leaders to review new CDC guidelines on masks for vaccinated people

Governor Ralph Northam’s Office said leaders will review the new CDC guidelines mask wearing for those fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

  Cybersecurity company urges businesses to protect against ransomware attacks

The experts say local government, businesses and school systems should be strengthening their cybersecurity against ransomware

Four Flying Squirrels combine for team’s first nine-inning no-hitter

Matt Frisbee, Joey Marciano, Matt Seelinger and Patrick Ruotolo combined to throw the team’s first ever nine-inning no-hitter in Richmond’s 2-0 victory over the Harrisburg Senators.

  Prince Harry thought about quitting royal life in his 20s

The Duke of Sussex speaks candidly during a Thursday episode of the “Armchair Expert” podcast.

Marine Corps officer arrested for assault in Jan. 6 riot

Prosecutors say he was arrested Thursday in Virginia.

  Colonial Pipeline gas from restart reaches Richmond facility ahead of schedule

State agencies say fuel is arriving into Richmond's junction facility ahead of schedule, but drivers could still see short-term impacts at the pump for the next several days.

  U.S. Dept. of Labor looking into Va. unemployment benefits issues

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh said the unemployment issues in Virginia are also happening in other states, but already eligible citizens should still be receiving their benefits pending any determination.

PopUp Market at The Diamond will run through July

The usual nest for the hometown baseball team converts on Saturdays to a haven for local merchants and shoppers.

Air travel picks up but recovery will take years

Air travel plummeted during the pandemic. Experts say that travel trends will change as more people get vaccinated and begin traveling again.

Student’s research suggests camera use during virtual classes can raise grade

A high school student in Albemarle County took it upon herself to put virtual learning to the test. She conducted her own research on what helped, or hindered, high school students from getting good grades while learning from home.

  Tips to help teens prepare for summer work

School’s almost out, and if your teen is looking to get a summer job, here are some tips about how to help them prepare.

Two LGBTQ organizations merge; in-person Pridefest on horizon

Pridefest planning is progressing for Diversity Richmond and Virginia Pride, which have recently merged together. The merger will help expand the organization’s statewide presence and fundraising ability, and amplify resources to support Virginia’s LGBTQ community.