'Just be safe’: Chesterfield barber opens up about COVID-19 diagnosis

More than a thousand new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Virginia overnight and 30 more people have died.

Eagle Eye: Virginia amateur makes hole-in-one weeks after losing eye in on-course accident

Man charged in connection to shooting at Food Lion

Northam announces $65.8M to increase child care access, support providers

  Henrico Co. Health District receives nearly 1,900 COVID-19 safety complaints

Man sentenced to 10 years in prison on drug, gun charges

  Chesterfield upgrades air filters as students return to the classroom

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  Gov. Northam signs new laws supporting COVID-19 response, reform policing

  DECISION 2020: One-on-one with Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger

  Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions

UVA cybersecurity expert: Virginia is one of the safer states to cast a ballot

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine says no COVID-19 aid before election

Virginia’s individual income tax extension deadline Nov. 1

Ohio sheriff offers one-way ticket for celebrities who ‘would like to leave’ the US if President Trump is re-elected

An outspoken Ohio sheriff is responding to the election-time trend of celebrities threatening to move out of the country if the candidate of their choosing is not elected.

Liberty launches misconduct reporting website

Liberty University has launched a tool where the community can report misconduct.

Henrico 911 operations return to normal after outage

Henrico County emergency calls are being rerouted to Richmond after systems were impacted just after noon on Wednesday.

Louisa Co. Public Schools shows appreciation with free law enforcement lunch

Louisa County Public Schools invited law enforcement officers to Louisa County High School Wednesday for lunch and gifts as part of the monthlong initiative

Plans for CarMax Tacky Light Run announced

  City planning commission delays vote on proposal regarding Lee Circle medians

  Man runs entire Capital Trail to raise money for Richmond restaurants

Richmond mural honors late Rep. John Lewis

  VIDEO: Security camera footage of Harrisonburg explosion released; investigation concluded

Man charged with attempted murder in shooting that critically injured victim

Gov. Northam recovering after breaking hand

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is recovering after breaking his hand.

Name revealed for new 43-mile trail from Ashland to Petersburg

The name for the new 43-mile trail that will stretch from the Ashland to Petersburg has officially been named.

Richmond restaurant has liquor license temporarily suspended after woman shot inside

A Richmond restaurant has had its liquor license temporarily suspended after a woman was shot inside the restaurant on Oct. 18.

Barrett was trustee at private school with anti-gay policies

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett served for nearly three years on the board of private Christian schools that effectively barred admission to children of same-sex parents and made it plain that openly gay and lesbian teachers weren’t welcome in the classroom.

  Police: Father of football player arrested for stabbing two teens at Chesterfield school

Police said a suspect has been arrested in connection to the stabbing of two teenagers outside a Chesterfield middle school.

Science Museum of Virginia creates Halloween-themed activities

The Science Museum of Virginia has created Halloween-themed activities, along with some spooky science fun.

Richmond native nails ‘The Voice’ blind audition

Sid Kingsley sang Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t think twice, it’s all right’ during night two of the blind auditions.

Police: Man caught on camera stealing paddleboards from park

According to police, the paddleboards were stolen after the locks were cut.

Gelati Celesti offering free ice cream for kids in costume for Halloween

The promotion will take place on Oct. 30-31 to help manage the flow of customers in stores.

  Could personal loans work for you? Do your research.

Personal loans are spiking in popularity right now, and not just for projects around the house. A lot of people are using them to pay off debt.

COVID-19 related deaths reported in Virginia reaches over 3,500

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 168,772 total positive coronavirus tests throughout the state Wednesday, a 1,018 case increase from Tuesday.

  Rep. Spanberger, Del. Freitas faced off in first and only Seventh Congressional District Forum

United States Representative Abigail Spanberger (D) and Virginia Delegate Nick Freitas (R) participated in the Seventh Congressional District Forum, which was hosted by Chamber RVA and VPM.

Could Virginia be heading for a new COVID-19 case peak?

“While early, national and global trends suggest concerns about winter case growth and schools reopening may be founded,” the institute wrote in its most recent update.

Masks will be strongly encouraged at Virginia polling places, but not mandatory

Elections Commissioner Chris Piper said the state can’t prohibit anyone from voting if they insist on casting a ballot indoors without wearing a mask.

Cockatiel in cage abandoned on side of road in Louisa County

The cockatiel is currently being cared for at the Louisa County Animal Shelter.

Metro Richmond Zoo opening new gray wolf exhibit

The Metro Richmond Zoo announced the opening of a new gray wolf exhibit, making this the first time the zoo has housed gray wolves.

Hanover County Voter Registration, Elections Office adds special hours for in-person voting

Early voting takes place in the Wickham Building at Hanover County located on 7497 County Complex Road.

On This Day: The first transatlantic radio voice message is sent from Virginia

On this day in history, Oct. 21, 1915: the word “Hello” is spoken into a receiver in Arlington, Virginia and heard in Paris, France.

Brunswick County Schools operating on two-hour delay for second day straight due to fog

Brunswick County Public Schools announced the district will be operating on a two-hour delay due to dense fog in the county.

  News to Know for Oct. 21: Two teens stabbed; COVID-19 vaccine for Va.; Name launch of trail; Dense fog advisory

Here’s a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

Henrico County hosting free flu shot event

Henrico County is offering free flu shots for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

Virginia lays out plans for distributing COVID-19 vaccines

The initial phase one plan would get health care, essential workers and older people vaccinated first.

World War II pilot from Virginia dies at 97

Russ Robinson was a World War II bomber pilot who flew more than 30 missions over Germany.

Radford University fraternity chapter faces interim suspension for COVID related violations

This is the second fraternity at Radford University facing consequences for violating COVID-19 safety guidelines this year.

Virginia man arrested on child pornography charges

A 72-year-old Wytheville man has been arrested after an investigation into child exploitation.

  RPS sees chronic absenteeism spike with virtual learning

The issue was widely discussed during a school board meeting held on Oct. 19.

  'Not so fast’: Northam trying to save Northern Neck Ginger Ale from being discontinued

Northern Neck Ginger Ale is among the products coca-cola is set to retire.

  Flagger in Chesterfield County makes residents in community feel special

McCowan is a flagger, who is responsible for directing the flow of traffic and redirecting emotions.

UVA Health doctors, researchers explain why winter will be a challenge in the COVID-19 fight

With the weather beginning to get chillier, UVA Health researchers say a spike in cases is likely on the way, for a variety of reasons.

  Diner leaves $1,000 tip at Shockoe Slip restaurant

Diner leaves a massive tip, surprising workers in the middle of the pandemic.

Can a Halloween mask help prevent the spread of COVID-19? An infectious disease expert at UVA Health weighs in

Halloween is right around the corner and whether you’re opting for silly or scary, masks are a staple for many Halloween costumes. However, can they help prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Unemployment rate in Virginia rose to 6.2% in September

Virginia’s unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in September, which is 0.1 percent higher than August.

  Henrico virtual listening town hall seeks input for second nine weeks of learning

HCPS families, staff and community members have the chance to share input from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday about back to learning options for the second nine weeks of school.

Police searching for person of interest in connection to Fairfield Court shooting

Richmond police are searching for a person of interest in connection to a shooting that happened in Fairfield Court.

Amtrak holding ‘Kids Ride Free’ sale this fall

Amtrak is holding a “Kids Ride Free” flash sale for this fall.

Central Va. schools confirm more COVID-19 cases

Richmond and Henrico schools have confirmed more COVID-19 cases.

VDOT contractor seriously injured after being hit by vehicle

A VDOT contractor was seriously injured after being hit by a vehicle on Monday evening.

  Virginia Military Institute accepts third-party investigation in allegations of a culture of racism

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is hopeful a third-party investigation can root out allegations of racism at Virginia Military Institute.

Gov. Northam announces plan to combat food insecurity in Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam has announced a plan to combat food insecurity in Virginia amid the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

More Virginia colleges scrap traditional spring break

A growing number of Virginia colleges are announcing that spring break will be canceled or modified in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

$127 million lawsuit claims years of abuse at children’s hospital in New Kent County

The families of 20 former patients at a New Kent county children’s hospital filed a 127 million dollar civil lawsuit alleging sexual and physical abuse.

Virginia lawmakers get mixed reviews on police reform efforts

“At the end of the day, we didn’t make out so bad,” said John Jones, director of the Virginia Sheriffs' Association.

Lidl installs hospital-grade filters to prevent spread of COVID-19

Air filters rated MERV 13 or higher, which are typically found in hospitals, help filter out COVID-19 and infectious aerosols, according to public health and industry leaders.

Richmond City Council to discuss surplus funds

Today, the city council will be holding a special meeting to discuss what to do with a surplus of funds.

Man pleads guilty for posing as nurse for 4 years, treating children

He pleaded guilty for impersonating a nurse for nearly four years using a stolen identity.

Traffic cases in Henrico scheduled for this week will be continued

Cases charged under Title 46.2 will be scheduled to be heard in Henrico General District Court from Oct. 20 to Oct. 23.

Rare white sea turtle found on South Carolina beach

The town of Kiawah Island posted on its Facebook page that the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol found a lone white baby sea turtle on Sunday.

  News to Know for Oct. 20: Henrico schools' town hall; Absences at RPS; Spanberger, Freitas forum; Meteor shower peak

Here’s a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

  Trump ‘running angry,’ attacks polls, press and Dr. Fauci

One week since returning to the campaign trail, where his handling of the pandemic is a central issue to voters, Trump blasted his government’s own scientists for their criticism of his performance.

  Four injured after car crashes into Chesterfield shopping center building

The crash happened on Stone Village Way at the Stonehenge Village Shopping Center along Midlothian Turnpike.

As payouts begin, Virginia Employment Commission says money still left in Lost Wages Assistance program

After weeks of delays, Virginians have started receiving payments from the Lost Wages Assistance program.

Bone marrow drive being held for Richmond toddler with rare cancer

A Richmond toddler battling a rare cancer is in need of a bone marrow donor.

Northam, other leaders write letter calling for investigation into claims of racism at VMI

Governor Ralph Northam, and 10 other state leaders, are calling for an independent investigation after a Washington Post article detailed claims of alleged racist incidents at VMI.

Virginia health system helping COVID patients spend final moments with family

The pandemic has stripped families of many things these last few months, but health care providers in the Roanoke Valley are doing what they can to make sure it does not rob someone of their final moments with a loved one.

What to do if you smell gas in your home

Saturday’s explosion shook homes and businesses several miles away. There were multiple reports of people smelling gas before it happened. On Monday, it was confirmed the cause of the explosion was a natural gas leak.

Virginia lawmakers pass legislation to make Juneteenth a state holiday

Juneteenth has officially become a state holiday after lawmakers unanimously approved legislation during the Virginia General Assembly special session.

Transmission line rupture in Petersburg causes water service disruptions

Petersburg officials say residents and businesses may experience disruptions in their water service after a transmission line rupture.

Cause of explosion at Miller Circle in Harrisonburg determined

The Harrisonburg Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that the explosion and subsequent fire at Miller Circle Saturday morning was the result of a natural gas leak inside the building.