Mayor Stoney unveils $770 million budget proposal with raised utility fees

Real estate and personal property taxes stay flat, but utility fees go up under Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s budget proposal.

  California OKs reopening of ball parks, Disneyland

Roanoke ENT helps COVID-19 patients regain sense of smell through training

Two displaced after house fire partially collapses chimney

Virginia GOP tries again to develop nomination plans

Va. reports 91 additional COVID-19 deaths | Over 1,400 new cases confirmed

Man, 31, reported missing in Pulaski Co.

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Chesterfield police to hold traffic enforcement operation on Hull St. Road

Virginia Beach slaying suspect served 20 years for murder

Over 782k fully vaccinated | More than 1.43 million people received first COVID-19 vaccine dose

  Petersburg police chief opens up about death of his son, killed on I-95

Judge dismisses lawsuit by Democratic AGs to recognize ERA

  U.S. considering Fort Lee to house unaccompanied migrant children

Virginia Wine Governor’s Cup releases gold medal winners

The Virginia Governor’s Cup Gold Medal Winners are out and there’s some old favorites and new ones to discover.

Open spaces, no pharmacies: rural US confronts vaccine void

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine has been a challenge for residents of rural U.S. counties without a pharmacy or a well-equipped clinic.

VSP: Man killed after running off road, striking tree

Police continue to investigate.

  VDH is asking people to check their vaccine registration

The Virginia Department of Health is saying everyone should verify and update their pre-registration records now to make sure the data in the statewide system is correct.

  Loved ones, fellow officers gather for Henrico police captain’s funeral

Man sentenced for role in multimillion-dollar investment fraud scheme

Deputies: Juvenile charged, 23-year-old victim identified in deadly Hanover shooting

UVA doctor says light is at the end of the tunnel as COVID-19 cases decrease

Man accused of staying overnight in school’s boiler room, stealing catalytic converter off bus

Henrico, Chesterfield schools make changes to curbside meal service

Va. becomes 1st ‘Zero Emission Vehicle’ state in the south with passage of 4 bills

The 2021 session of the General Assembly has passed four new pieces of legislation that will make it easier and cheaper to build and buy electric vehicles in the commonwealth, making Virginia the first “Zero Emission Vehicle” state in the south.

  Affidavit: Man found Tiger Woods unconscious after SUV crash

A man found Tiger Woods unconscious in a mangled SUV after the golf star crashed the vehicle in Southern California, authorities said in court documents obtained Friday.

Crater Health District continues vaccination efforts

The Crater Health District continues to vaccinate those eligible under Phases 1a and 1b.

  Online university offers ‘resiliency grants’ to help students amid pandemic

One online university is making things a little easier for their students this year, giving away more than a million dollars to students who say they just can’t make ends meet because of COVID-19.

Southside Health District reports case of pediatric illness linked to COVID-19

Southside Health District says a child has recovered after having Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C), which is associated with COVID-19.

From booze to balloons, a wide range of legislative action

Virginia’s General Assembly has approved a collection of bills that will impact consumers.

VSP: Two passengers arrested in connection to I-85 Petersburg double shooting in February

Virginia State Police said a man was killed and a woman was injured after they were shot by passengers in a vehicle along Interstate 85 in Petersburg.

  No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan’s take on royal split

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will finally get the chance to tell the story behind their departure from royal duties directly to the public on Sunday, when their two-hour interview with Oprah Winfrey is broadcast.

Sen. Joe Morrissey, Petersburg School Board to tour Petersburg High School

The tour will be followed by a special meeting to discuss the reopening of schools and the capital improvement plan.

  Staffing company converting to remote work permanently

“We have seen that remote work is the future. The reality is that people like working from home.” said Aquent’s Mid-Atlantic Director Sarah-Tyler Moore.

Results of traffic enforcement operation have been released

From Feb. 21-27, officers stopped a total of 738 vehicles.

Richmond Greek Festival for 2021 canceled

Festival organizer Andrea Baker says options for a different version of the festival are being explored.

  33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda in ‘Coming 2 America’

"Coming 2 America," originally planned to hit theaters last year, was sold due to the pandemic by Paramount Pictures to Amazon, where it will begin streaming Friday.

Richmond Fire Department’s Arson K-9 receives body armor donation

The vest is embroidered with the phrases, ‘Born to Love - Trained to Serve - Loyal Always’.

UVA medical student creates software to recruit more volunteers for clinics

The demand for help at free clinics has been on the rise since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, but one UVA medical student is working to easily connect volunteers with them.

Staunton under burn ban until further notice

Staunton Fire Rescue took to Twitter Friday to alert the community a burn ban has been placed on the city until further notice.

Lawmaker reintroduces resolution to make the Bible Tennessee’s state book

A Tennessee lawmaker is making a third attempt to make the Holy Bible the official state book.

Washington releases Comeback Player of the Year Alex Smith

Washington has informed Alex Smith the team is releasing the veteran quarterback, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision.

Name released of Lynchburg officer who shot dog while aiming at suspect

Lynchburg police have released the name of an officer who shot and killed a dog while aiming at a man.

Richmond Public Schools hosting virtual career fair

Richmond Public Schools is hosting a virtual career fair.

  News to Know for March 5: Mass vaccine event for seniors; Dominion Riverrock Festival; Mostly sunny, breezy

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Dominion Energy Riverrock Festival set for May 2021

According to their website, this year’s event will be from May 14 through May 16.

Make sure you know what mortgage you can afford when shopping for a house

If you are ready to buy a new house and you’ve begun looking-- makes sure you aren’t looking at homes at the higher end of you budget. You don’t want to end up with a mortgage that's more than you can really afford.

  New state jaywalking law goes into effect

Jaywalking has been a crime in Virginia for a century, but as of March 1, it will be a lot harder to be charged for it.

  Marijuana manufacturers in Virginia preparing to increase production following legalization approval

Some Virginia companies are racing to sell marijuana for recreational use -- just as soon as they get the green light.

RPS looking for feedback on 2021-22 school calendar

Richmond Public Schools is considering changes to the school calendar starting in 2021, and that could include year-round school.

Man sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for shooting

The shooting happened in the 600 block of Cottonwood Drive on Feb. 19, 2019.

  Non-profit offering new rent-to-own program for homebuyers

Each year, the Maggie Walker Community Land Trust is looking for new ways to provide housing for lower-income residents.

Former Roanoke City Sheriff Johnson announces run for Virginia governor

Former Roanoke City Sheriff Octavia Johnson announced Thursday she is seeking the Republican nomination for Virginia governor.

Law enforcement from across the Commonwealth attend funeral service for Officer Winum

Police cars lined U.S. 340 Thursday as law enforcement agencies from across Virginia met in Page County to honor Stanley Police Officer Dominic “Nick” Winum.

University of Virginia School of Law creates a digital archive depicting its ties to slavery

The University of Virginia School of Law’s library is documenting the history of UVA during the antebellum period with the creation of a new digital archive. The website launched in January and was built by the library staff.

Lawmakers amend Virginia Human Rights Act; kill workplace harassment bills

The Virginia General Assembly passed several bills this session expanding employment protections for people with disabilities and domestic workers but killed a pair of workplace harassment bills.

  Police: Man arrested for father’s murder hours after being released from jail on other charges

There is no danger to the After the investigation, police say warrants were obtained for Langdon M. Conklin, 24, of Dinwiddie County.public from this incident.

University of Virginia cancels May graduation amid pandemic

The University of Virginia has decided to forgo in-person graduation exercises for the class of 2021 because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Senator Tim Kaine reintroduces Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act

Senator Kaine announced the reintroduction of the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act, which was named after a Charlottesville physician who took her own life after battling COVID-19 on the front lines in New York.

Vaccination clinics to be held at VSU’s Multi-Purpose Center

Virginia State University announced that its Multi-Purpose Center will start to serve as a vaccination location for the Crater Health District.

1 killed in small plane crash in Virginia

One person is dead following a small plane crash in Loudoun County.

Documentary on Blue Ridge Tunnel to be available soon

A new documentary on the Blue Ridge Railroad Tunnel is set to premier on YouTube March 17.

  Governor Northam views in-person learning methods in Louisa

“This is an example of how things can be in Virginia,” Northam said.

Dept. of Wildlife Resources delays start of new boat ramp fee

The Department of Wildlife Resources is delaying the start of the new boat ramp fee that went into effect at the beginning of the year.

Schools can opt for remote learning during inclement weather

Virginia lawmakers insisted there will still be snow days for public school students, though the General Assembly recently passed legislation allowing unscheduled remote learning during inclement weather.

  Calls for change in Greek life grow in the wake of Adam Oakes’ death

Calls for change in the wake of Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Adam Oakes’ death rise as police continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.

UVA doctors give us a glimpse into the future of artificial intelligence

University of Virginia doctors are giving us a glimpse into what the future holds for artificial intelligence as it relates to pathology.

No one hurt when driver hits Virginia restaurant

A Roanoke County restaurant is open for business after the driver of a pickup crashed through the front windows Wednesday.

  Richmond-Henrico Health District will transition to vaccinating rest of group 1B this month

The opening will include those aged 16 to 64 with an underlying condition or disability and even more essential workers.

‘Tiger King’ star Joe Exotic planning to release ‘tell-all’ memoir

The former zoo owner wrote the memoir while serving a 22-year federal prison sentence.

Child in central Virginia dies from COVID-19 complications

The Virginia Department of Health announced Thursday, March 4, that a child in central Virginia died from coronavirus complications.

Richmond police identify 19-year-old shot, killed over weekend

Richmond police have identified a man shot and killed over the weekend and continue to look for information on the killing.

Gov. Northam endorses Del. Jay Jones for Attorney General

Gov. Northam announced he has endorsed Delegate Jay Jones’ campaign for Attorney General.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine is here, and it’s effective. But Virginia health officials worry some won’t take it.

Concern over optics, though, has played a heavy role in how Virginia is distributing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the first several weeks of its rollout.

Missing 36-year-old man located safe

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (804) 365-6140 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Va. Dept. of Wildlife Resources prepares for peak fishing season

Peak fishing season is almost here, and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources is preparing.

  News to Know for March 4: Second vaccine shipment arrives; Relief bill latest; Partly to mostly sunny

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Virginia receives $1 million grant to research pandemic’s impact on schools

Included in their examination will be absenteeism, grade-level retention, teacher retention and more.

Gov. Northam to tour in-person learning at Louisa County High School

The governor will be taking a tour of the high school on March 4.

  Medicine specialist talks treatments for lingering COVID-19 symptoms

According to the British Medical Journal, roughly 10 percent of people experience prolonged illness after recovery.

  Adam Oakes’ parents meet with students during emotional vigil

A memorial was set up in Monroe Park to honor the life of Adam Oakes.

Slave auction memorial marker placed by community members removed by city

Back on February 5, dozens gathered to unveil a temporary, citizen-placed marker to honor the tragedies that occurred at the Court Square corner. However, that marker was removed this past Tuesday morning.