‘Today is the beginning of a new era’: Outlook on impact of Biden-Harris administration

“The first year is going to be a balancing act between getting new initiatives and reversing Trump’s initiatives."

College admissions evolve as the pandemic continues

  Vaccinations underway for teachers in Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield experiencing delays

Breaking down what’s inside the COVID-19 vaccines

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

  Some unemployment benefit programs implemented, others still delayed

Sheriff’s office warns of phone scammer pretending to be deputy

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Henrico police search for 2 men accused of stealing 3 cartons of cigarettes

  Trump bids farewell to Washington, hints of comeback

UVA rolls out COVID-19 mitigation plans ahead of spring semester

Va. lawmakers begin taking up dozens of election bills amid swirl of conspiracies

Hanover County creates call center for COVID-19 vaccination questions

Richmond police search for missing woman who may need medication

Free COVID-19 testing events in Richmond, Henrico for January

Here’s a schedule of the upcoming free COVID-19 testing events for the Richmond City and Henrico County Health Districts in the month of January.

University of Richmond increasing COVID-19 prevalence testing

The University of Richmond is going to start increasing COVID-19 prevalence testing, which will include asymptomatic people, to assess the virus on the campus.

  Richmond Mayor, health leaders urge patience over COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney held a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday afternoon. The health department hopes to get to the rest of phase 1B people by the end of this month.

Over 320,000 Virginians receive COVID-19 vaccine | More than 39K fully vaccinated

So far, more than 320,000 Virginia residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.

Police: Man arrested in fatal shooting at Richmond hotel

  Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon, dozens of others

Over 4,500 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours | Positivity rate decreased to 13.5%

RPS staff vaccine appointments canceled, rescheduled

VCU Police: Suspect sought after stalking two students

  4,000 COVID-19 vaccines to be administered at Richmond Raceway starting Wednesday

Neo-Nazi group to pay $10K to Charlottesville car attack survivor

The $10,000 judgment is not a settlement. But it means the group will pay the sum and be dismissed as a defendant from the lawsuit.

  News to Know for Jan. 20: Biden to be sworn in as 46th President; Mass vaccination event; Sunny, windy day

It’s Inauguration Day! Let’s take a look at some top headlines including where you can watch coverage leading up to the ceremony.

  What to do if you can’t transfer credit card debt

Not everyone has the ability to transfer credit card debt to an interest-free card. It’s difficult to do if you don’t have good credit, meaning a FICO score of at least 690.

  RPS weighing whether to enact year-round schooling

Richmond Public Schools is strongly considering enacting year-round schooling.

Groups that oppose legalizing marijuana speak out

A General Assembly subcommittee began work on marijuana legislation Tuesday, as a coalition of opponents spoke out against legalization.

COVID-19 vaccinations begin Wednesday for Henrico Schools employees

Employees at Henrico County Public Schools will start to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting on Wednesday.

Man pleads guilty to defrauding federal bank

Lee is scheduled to be sentenced in May.

Teacher on leave after video circulates defending mob march

Prince William County Public Schools say they are investigating.

UVA Student writes thousands of letters to servicemen and women overseas

2020 turned out to be tough for a lot of people, and that includes our servicemen and women deployed overseas. One UVA student went the extra mile to make sure our troops felt appreciated.

Want to know which vaccine phase you’re eligible for? Take the survey

The Virginia Department of Health does not have a section for people to sign-up to get the vaccine, but they are able to find out which phase of the rollout they are eligible for.

UVA adds five names to Memorial To Enslaved Laborers

The names of enslaved people who were owned by UVA and its professors are engraved on the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. When the memorial was first erected, some members of Myra Anderson’s family weren’t included, so she went to work on getting them added.

Gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe calls for General Assembly to ban sale of assault weapons

Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is calling for a ban on the sale of assault weapons.

  ‘None of it is acceptable’: Rash of racists messages sent across Central Va.

In a matter of four days the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police and Henrico Police all announced investigations were underway in each jurisdiction.

  Chesterfield Schools notifies employees of delay in vaccinations due to supply

Chesterfield County Public Schools told its teachers and staff that there has been a delay in vaccinating most employees due to supply issues with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dominion Energy rolls out more electric school buses

Middlesex County Public Schools and Dominion Energy celebrated more electric school buses hitting the road in Virginia.

3 new COVID-19 cases detected during on-site testing event

GRTC said three new COVID-19 cases were found among its workforce during an on-site testing event for staff on Jan. 14.

Troopers investigating after vehicle shot at in Henrico

Virginia State Police are investigating after a driver was shot at in Henrico County on Tuesday.

  VDH sets COVID-19 vaccine timetable to reach distribution goals

VDH hopes to hit Governor Ralph Northam's target of 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms per day by February 14 and 50,000 shots per day by April 1.

Senate lawmakers strip Chase of her last committee assignment

Lawmakers in the Virginia Senate stripped Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, of her last committee assignment Tuesday.

FEMA denies Gov. Northam’s request for funding after Capitol insurrection

Governor Ralph Northam’s office announced FEMA has denied a request for an emergency declaration for funding.

Virginia bill would end civil commitment of sex offenders

Virginia is one of 20 states with civil commitment laws.

Senate subcommittee to take up marijuana measure

The bill would eliminate criminal penalties for possession of pot for those 21 years of age and older.

VDH launches dashboard for outbreaks in colleges, universities in Virginia

This dashboard includes confirmed outbreaks reported to VDH among public and private colleges and universities since August 1, 2020.

Senior Alert canceled for missing man with cognitive impairment

A Senior Alert has been canceled after a missing man with a cognitive impairment has been safely located.

‘I’m just trying to get on TV:’ Gun rally draws fringe groups, lots of media to Richmond

The VCDL has been holding its annual Lobby Day event for decades, but other interest groups, including advocates for gun control, typically hold events with policymakers on the same day.

Bill to add ‘cultural competency’ training for Virginia teachers moves forward

The legislation is sponsored in the Senate by Sen. Mamie Locke, D-Hampton, and would require the Virginia Board of Education to develop minimum standards for cultural competency training by Dec. 31, 2021.

Legislation to abolish death penalty advances in Virginia Senate

Law enforcement groups and their supporters testified against the repeal, including the Virginia State Police Association and family members of officers who were killed in the line of duty.

Save the date! State Fair of Virginia coming in 2021

The state fair will be held from Sept. 24 through Oct. 3.

  News to Know for Jan. 19: Rise in COVID-19 cases; Vaccine interest forms; Virginia State Fair 2021

Take a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

  AMBER Alert canceled for abducted 5-year-old

An AMBER Alert has been canceled for a child police say was abducted and believed to be in “extreme danger.” Police say the five-year-old has been located.

  Health officials warn coronavirus spreading faster through community spread

Monday, the state saw the second-highest daily total ever recorded with 7,245, which is right behind Sunday's total of nearly 10,000 new cases.

Interstate, bridge closures announced ahead of inauguration

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced several interstate and bridge closures that will take place ahead of the presidential inauguration.

Governor Northam gives remarks at virtual MLK Day event

That event was the fifth annual Dr. King Day of Advocacy.

Senate gathers on ‘Lobby Day’ under heightened security

Several gun-rights advocates came to Richmond on Monday, some of them heavily armed.

Boy dead after being hit by cars on Virginia highway

Virginia authorities are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who was struck by one or more vehicles.

Virginia’s gun reform advocates go virtual for Lobby Day 2021

While a caravan of pro-gun lobbyists made its way through Richmond for Lobby Day 2021, proponents of stricter gun laws were holding the 29th Annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence on Zoom.

Death investigation underway after man, woman shot in Petersburg

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-861-1212.

RPD: Dispute leads to man, woman firing shots

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

  Private school teachers eligible for vaccinations under Phase 1b

RHHD is clarifying, private school teachers will be vaccinated under Phase 1b, but at other vaccination events outside of this week's Richmond Raceway events.

  Councilman concerned about firearms ordinance enforcement in Richmond; at least 1 confiscated

Starting last week, went up around the city saying firearms were prohibited at permitted events and events that would require a permit, as well as certain designated areas near the event.

2 dogs die in fire after saving man

Dinwiddie Fire and EMS were called just before 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 to a house fire in the 12000 block of Old Stage Road.

  Forecast: Sun sticks around for next several days

Plenty of sunshine coming up for Central VA!

Colonial Heights Schools to stay virtual this week

Colonial Heights Public Schools will stay virtual through Jan. 22 due to COVID-19.

Deputies arrest man suspected of robbing bank

Deputies were called just before 10 a.m. on Jan. 15 to the Atlantic Union Bank along Main Street in Bowling Green for the report of a robbery.

  2nd Amendment supporters from all over Virginia come to Richmond for Lobby Day

Whether they were on wheels or on foot, plenty of people showed up for a Second Amendment rally in downtown Richmond.

Hopewell City Schools will go virtual for Inauguration Day

The school district said the decision was made due to ‘predicted threats of violence in Richmond’.

Sheriff’s Office warns Amelia residents of ‘unsettling letters’

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of ‘unsettling propaganda’ being found in the village area.

Police: 22-year-old woman killed in Hanover crash

Police say a 22-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Hanover County.

Road closures for Lobby Day in Richmond

Police say if you live or work in the area surrounding Capitol Square and downtown, residents should expect disruptions to your usual routines.

Proposal to end for-profit prison management fails in Virginia Senate

The company has been fined at least $700,000 by the Virginia Department of Corrections since 2018 for failing to maintain contractually agreed upon staffing levels, according to department records.

Bipartisan coalition looks to reform Virginia’s system of electric utility regulation

More than a dozen legislators, largely from the House of Delegates but drawing on both sides of the aisle, are behind the push, which builds on a smaller handful of proposals put before the General Assembly in 2020.

  Ideas for paying off credit card debt

It happens all the time. A car breaks down or the AC Unit goes out. A big expense you never saw coming. It’s a new year and a new time to tackle debt.

Biden nominates former VSU Dean of Agriculture to Cabinet position

Dr. Bronaugh is one of five women nominated today by the Biden Administration to serve in the number two spot as Deputy Secretary at key Cabinet agencies.

  News to Know for Jan. 18: State Capitol security; Inauguration update; Phase 1b vaccines begin

Take a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.

Two men sent to hospital after Richmond shooting

Police say two men were transported to a local hospital on Sunday evening after a shooting in Richmond.

RPS school board meeting slated for Tuesday

Richmond Public Schools is holding a virtual school board meeting on Tuesday to discuss budget planning, student schedules and Fall 2021.

Hanover schools to present proposed budget at upcoming meeting

Hanover families can watch on Wednesday a livestreamed budget presentation for Hanover County Public Schools.

Dinwiddie’s free COVID-19 testing event slated for Wednesday

Dinwiddie County is offering on Wednesday free COVID-19 testing for those over the age of five.