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Sussex County confirms first case of COVID-19

UVA nursing students attend online dog therapy office hours

Sheehy auto stores offering 50% vehicle service discount to healthcare workers

Schools, nonprofits hustle to feed over a half million Va. students: ‘It’s incredible’

  Attorney gets client out of jail over COVID-19 concerns; state pushes effort

VSP investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Rockingham County

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Social Security benefits will be paid on time during coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 cases climb to 1,250 in Virginia with 2 additional deaths reported

Attorney General Herring letters to 42 businesses, cracking down on price gouging

Here’s what will — and won’t — change under Gov. Ralph Northam’s new stay-at-home order

DMV extends closures through April

Two Virginia ABC stores will reopen soon after COVID-19 cases

Investment in local open space, greenways and trails is critical

The value of open space, within each and every local community in Virginia, is now more evident than ever before.

First case of COVID-19 reported in Surry County

The first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Surry County.

Governor Northam ditches ties, citing infectious pathogen risk

Could wearing a tie increase your chances of catching COVID-19 novel coronavirus? As crazy as it sounds, doctors say there’s some real science to back it up.

Experts say contact lens wearers should switch to glasses to help slow COVID-19 spread

Experts say guarding your eyes, along with your hands and mouth, can also help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Colonial Downs to conduct turf burn

Central Virginia health district reports death of resident due to COVID-19

Kroger has 1,500 job openings

Diocese of Arlington to livestream holy week masses

Gas prices in Virginia sharply drop

Police investigating deadly crash in Rockingham County

Police: Virginia man wanted for attempted murder, other charges

Police say a Williamsburg man is wanted for attempted murder and other charges.

Salvation Army opens temporary housing center

The Salvation Army has opened a temporary housing center in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

VDH confirm additional COVID-19 cases

The residents in each area had different exposure to coronavirus, either through contact with a positive patient or out-of-state travel.

Sheriff: Suspect dies of medical emergency after pursuit

The Smyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the case began when it received a call Saturday night about someone driving the wrong way.

Some landlords still expect rent on time, but they say it’s not because they’re heartless

Some people who may be experiencing economic hardship due to the coronavirus might be concerned about how they will make that payment this month.

Parade for local resident battling stage 2 breast cancer

Bradley Crawford, of Windsor Farms, is suffering from stage 2 breast cancer.

VDH reports eight COVID-19 related deaths in the Peninsula District

The patient recently became ill and she was admitted to a local hospital where she passed away.

Officals confirm first coronavirus case in Petersburg

This is the eighth case in the district and the first case in Petersburg.

‘We’re talking semantics here’: Northam defends not issuing stay-at-home order for Virginians

Earlier this week, city officials in Charlottesville urged Northam to take stricter measures to contain the disease.

Woman dies from coronavirus in Alleghany Health District

The Virginia Department of Health's Alleghany District confirms a woman in her 80s has died due to coronavirus.

Prince George County offices to close for two weeks beginning March 30th

The public will be allowed to attend Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission meetings scheduled for April under local guidelines being developed in accordance with the Governor's executive orders.

VDH confirms first cases of COVID-19 in Greensville County, Emporia

The resident is a female in her 70’s and was hospitalized.

Virginia deputy shoots, kills man after gunfire exchanged

A man was killed by a deputy in Virginia after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

Altria donating $1 million for COVID-19 relief efforts

Altria is donating $1 million for COVID-19 relief efforts.

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

In Glen Allen, neighborhoods and parks that are normally deserted on weekdays are now filled with parents and children getting outdoors.

Harrisonburg hotel welcomes medical professionals for free rooms to quarantine

The Sleep Inn and Suites in Harrisonburg has temporarily closed to the public, but the owner wants to utilize the space for those on the medical frontlines if they need to.

  ‘We are the backbone of this country’: Truck drivers continue to work during pandemic

In times like these, it’s the unsung heroes, who go above and beyond.

  Want some comfort food this weekend? How about these Richmond options

Three restaurants to get you started this weekend.

Company donates $175K to Red Cross, food pantries, human service agencies in Va.

The parent company of Columbia Gas, NiSource Inc., is donating $175,000 in COVID-19 relief to multiple organizations across Virginia.

Health insurance options available for laid off employees, lost health insurance benefits

The State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) Bureau of Insurance reminds Virginians that health insurance options are available for those who have recently been laid off or have lost health insurance benefits through their employer.

Virginia dance studio continues class online

A lot of businesses have had to move to work online from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. While that might be a challenge for a dance studio, those at Patsy’s Dance Studio in Covington didn’t let it get in the way of class.

Judge rejects appeal from man convicted in al-Qaida plot

A judge has again rejected a request from a northern Virginia man seeking to overturn his life sentence for joining al-Qaida and plotting to assassinate then-President George W. Bush.

Report: Pilot had alcohol in system in fatal Virginia crash

The report released this week determined 51-year-old pilot Kent Carr took off from the Richmond Executive airport shortly after he had been drinking on the night of April 15, 2018.

Virginia Tech student diagnosed with COVID-19

A student at Virginia Tech has been diagnosed with coronavirus, according to a letter sent to Tech staffers by Virginia Tech police.

Veteran tests positive for COVID-19 at McGuire VA Medical Center

A veteran has tested positive for COVID-19 at McGuire VA Medical Center.

Central Virginia localities open call centers for coronavirus questions

Localities around Central Virginia are starting to open call centers to answer citizens’ questions on the coronavirus.

First positive case of coronavirus confirmed in New Kent County

The Chickahominy Health District (CHD) has confirmed the first positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case in New Kent County.

A win for undocumented immigrants is a win for all

The exclusion of undocumented Virginians from being able to drive has been a crippling barrier to that principle.

Virginia pharmacists report growing demand for experimental COVID-19 medications

Overall, there’s been a significant increase in demand for hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, and other pharmaceuticals being examined for their potential to treat COVID-19.

VDA wants Virginia dentists to volunteer with Virginia Medical Reserve Corps

The Virginia Dental Association (VDA) wants dentists in Virginia to consider volunteering with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps.

Virginia made big commitments to renewables. What does the economic slump mean for them?

As the federal government finalizes a third round of economic stimulus designed to provide relief to both individuals and the markets, the renewables industry is coming up empty-handed.

State parks will close until April

State parks in Virginia will be closed for two months to prevent social gatherings amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe donating 100k smoothies to healthcare workers, first responders, police officers

The company is aiming to give away 100,000 smoothies to hospital workers across the country and has challenged each of its locations to donate 100 smoothies to hospitals in their community.

Local government offices adjust operations due to coronavirus

Local governments around Central Virginia are moving to adjusted operations due to coronavirus.

  Over 46,000 jobless claims filed last week in Virginia

Cases rise from 2,706 to 46,885.

Virginia Beach ABC store closes after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Officials say the employee works at the store located at 3333 Virginia Beach Boulevard and was last there on March 14.

Jobless claims spike in Virginia after coronavirus outbreak; here’s who is currently hiring

A new report from the Department of Labor shows that 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, quadrupling the previous record set in 1982.

Real ID deadline extended until 2021 amid coronavirus outbreak

The deadline for Real IDs has been extended until October 2021. The move was prompted by widespread Department of Motor Vehicle customer service center closures during the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.

Two cases of COVID-19 in Northumberland County related to travel

Two positive cases of COVID-19 in Northumberland County are travel-related.

Spouse of Fort Eustis soldier dies of COVID-19

Joint Base Langley-Eustis said the spouse of a soldier died of from presumptive complications related to COVID-19 at a hospital in Newport News.

4th resident at long-term care facility in Henrico dies from COVID-19

A fourth resident at Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in Henrico’s west end has died from COVID-19.

School employee dies from COVID-19 in Loudoun County

The Loudoun County Health Department is reporting its first death of a patient who had been in a hospital and tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19. The patient was a woman in her 70s whose close contacts were investigated.

NTSB report concludes Staunton pilot was intoxicated at time of Crozet plane crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has issued its investigative report into a 2018 Crozet plane crash that killed a Staunton pilot.

Prince George County confirms second case of COVID-19

The Crater Health District has confirmed the second case of COVID-19 in Prince George County.

Food Lion donates $50K to Feed More to help feed Richmond-area students

Food Lion is donating $50,000 to Feed More to help fund food backpacks for students in the Richmond-area.

Three suspects sought in larceny at convenience store

Police say three suspects are being sought in a larceny that occurred at a convenience store.

I-95 south in Stafford County reopens after crash

All southbound lanes of Interstate 95 are closed in Stafford County due to a crash.

Landmark northern Virginia hotel set for redevelopment

It is the oldest Marriott still in service, built just after the company shifted emphasis from restaurants to hotels.

Popular northern Virginia bar sees coronavirus exposure

Officials in Alexandria are warning patrons at one of the city’s most popular bars about exposure to the coronavirus.

Inmate at Middle River Regional Jail tested for COVID-19

Middle River Regional Jail has tested in inmate who had recently been to New York. The inmate has been isolated while the jail waits for test results.

Report: Navy ships need $400K ‘flushes’ to unclog toilets

A report by the accountability office says the sewage systems could now require acid flushes that cost $400,000 each to fix the blockages.

Krispy Kreme offering free donuts to doctors, nurses

Krispy Kreme will be offering free donuts to doctors and nurses every Monday until May.

Some Virginia cities are pushing to clear jails of nonviolent offenders. Others? Not so much.

Some jailers and prosecutors are moving fast to release non-violent offenders, often to house arrest — framing the steps as essential for the safety of inmates and staff.

How you can volunteer to help while social distancing

Several organizations across Central Virginia are providing volunteer and donation options

Virginia SNAP recipients to receive emergency benefits in March, April

Virginia recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will receive emergency benefits during the months of March and April.

Powhatan’s COVID-19 patient not in county

The patient was not hospitalized and is currently self-isolating at home.

Darius Swann, who fought for school integration, dies at 95

A man whose challenge to the notion of segregated public schools helped spark the use of busing to integrate schools has died at his Virginia home.

UVA Health offering COVID-19 testing to hospitals in Virginia

When concerns arose about limited access to COVID-19 testing, UVA researchers sprung into action. Now, the 24-hour rapid test is saving lives and helping hospitals across the commonwealth get results fast.