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Baby names reflect demographic shifts

Bye-bye, Betty. You were one of the most popular names for girls in Virginia when Betty Grable ruled the silver screen in the 1930s. But last year, you didn’t even register a “boop” on the Social Security Administration’s list of common baby names in the commonwealth.

Virginia-based Coast Guard cutter seizes $69 million worth of cocaine

Most patients released from hospitals after mail truck, tour bus collision

Virginia House Dems file voting rights, gun safety, equality bills ahead of 2020 session

Former classmate of murder suspect remembers him in high school

Lunenburg County receives $50,000 in donations

Buttigieg leading in donations from Virginia

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Man arrested for Amherst County killing

Pair of firearms reports inspires despair more than hope

Most U.S. aircraft carriers sit idle in Virginia ports

Republican asks for recount in Virginia House race

University of Mary Washington cancels classes due to gun threat

Attorney calls on US Marine deserter to turn himself in

Virginia Republicans pick new leadership after defeat

Virginia Republicans in the House of Delegates have picked a new leadership team as they are set to be the minority party in the first time in two decades

Va. health department reports rise in meth overdose deaths

Health officials in Virginia say the number of fatal overdoses from methamphetamine use has risen over the past three years

Deputies searching for man wanted on abduction, trespassing charges

Amelia County deputies are searching for a man wanted on abduction and trespassing charges.

Virginia Tech to establish biomedical research center

Virginia Tech and Children’s National Hospital have announced a plan to establish a 12,000-square-foot biomedical research facility focused on pediatric health

Man mistakenly released from jail now charged with murder

UVA reinstates 21-gun salute on Veteran Day

Buckroe Fishing Pier collapses in Hampton

‘Express Lanes’ concept expands in northern Virginia

  Spanberger holds town hall in response to impeachment inquiry

Chief: Breach may have compromised police officers’ data

Woman gets 40 years in prison for killing wife near Walmart

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting her estranged wife in the parking lot outside a Walmart

Teacher’s assistant gets prison in sex abuse sting operation

A man who worked as a substitute teacher and teacher’s assistant at two Virginia elementary schools has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for trying to entice a child to engage in illegal sexual conduct

  Police pull woman from burning vehicle following crash

Police in Farmville pulled a woman from her vehicle following a fiery crash on Friday.

Ghazala Hashmi: From personal crisis to Senate victory

While Hashmi is not from one of the seven countries affected by President Donald Trump’s 2017 executive order that became known as a Muslim travel ban, she was concerned it was an indicator that Muslims were not welcome in the U.S.

Marine Corps lists Va. murder suspect as deserter

The US Marine Corps has issued a statement about a man wanted out of Franklin County for killing his mother's boyfriend, saying he is officially listed as a deserter.

Virginia Republicans mull over new House leadership

After Democrats seized control of the General Assembly on Election Day and proceeded to vote on key leadership positions, Republicans began meeting behind closed doors and mulling over who will steer their party forward.

State police searching for driver who fled hospital after deadly crash

Virginia State Police say the crash happened on Route 522 at 12:20 a.m. Nov. 15 near Route 641.

Northam issues order to improve flood protection

The Virginia Flood Risk Management Standard incorporates sea rise projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Field Day of the Past organizers look for new venue

The event draws thousands of people and "mixes the warm, down-home atmosphere of the county fairs of yesteryear with exhibits and displays of museum quality."

Rep. McEachin returns to Washington after illness

The Richmond Democrat plans to run for office again in 2020.

Fiery crash on I-85 ends with tree falling onto road

The crash happened around 4:45 a.m. a couple of miles north of the McKenney exit.

Northam: Major changes coming with Democrats rise to power

Governor Ralph Northam says to expect major changes to how Virginia does business with Democrats coming to power.

Panel brings trans issues to light, offers opportunity for dialogue

Equality Virginia -- an advocacy organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Virginians -- hosted the event to facilitate transgender visibility and inspire community building by inviting questions from the audience.

Van Hollen, Beyer propose surtax on millionaires

The richest 1% of Americans control more wealth than the entire middle class combined, according to the Brookings Institution - a striking sign of income inequality that has accelerated since the Great Recession.

Feds won’t charge officers in Virginia motorist’s death

Federal prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia parkway two years ago

  Flying insects found at chain restaurant has since been fixed, but other violations have not

This week we're looking at a chain restaurant that had flying insects as well as a Chinese restaurant with a few issues.

Deputies search for hit-and-run driver who seriously injured teen

Deputies said the incident happened between 6:20 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. in the 5300 block of Massaponax Church Road near the South Oaks subdivision on Tuesday.

Residents remain vigilant as search for Marine wanted in Va. murder continues

The Roanoke Police Department says they’re investigating an “active situation" near Patrick Henry High School.

  U.S. Department of State opens new state-of-the-art training facility in Va.

The training center is located on 1,350 acres at Fort Pickett.

Va. plans to get more financial aid to the students who need it most

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia allocates aid money from the state to each public college and university, which is then responsible for awarding it to students.

Report: Digitizing state police tickets could make traffic stops last half as long

Virginia State Police has started a two-year trial run of an electronic summons system that digitizes the ticket-writing process.

  ‘This is not my son’: Louisa father reacts to teenage son’s murder charge

A 16-year-old is facing first-degree murder and aggravated malicious wounding charges after officers say he shot and killed 82-year-old Roger Payne and his wife, 73-year-old Nancy Payne, in Louisa Tuesday afternoon.

Senior Alert canceled after missing woman found safe in southwest Va.

Police did not say where she was found safe.

Donald Trump Jr. visits LU amid impeachment hearing

The President’s son made an appearance during Liberty University’s student convocation.

  16-year-old charged with killing elderly man, injuring woman in home invasion

The Louisa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly home invasion and burglary in 7400 block of South Spotswood Trail.

  Man faces charge in child sex crime after DNA match found in PERK kit backlog project

Dyron R. Williams faces a charge of carnal knowledge of a child between 13 and 15 years old from an incident in 2012.

  Diplomats testify in first day of Trump impeachment inquiry

Two career diplomats testified before a House committee and television cameras in the first day of open hearings into the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries holds mandatory testing for CWD

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries will require hunters to have their harvested deer sampled for Chronic Wasting Disease on Nov. 16.

Owner, nephew face 46 counts of animal cruelty after more than 100 animals siezed from ‘roadside zoo’

The owner of Wilson’s Wild Animal Park and his nephew have been indicted on 46 counts of animal cruelty by a grand jury in Frederick County.

Va. man pleads guilty to fondling 15-year-old girl in 2015

Prosecutors say the man's lack of a criminal record puts his guideline for sentencing between one day and three months even though the charge could carry 20 years in prison.

Governors announce deal on I-495 bridge replacement

The new 12-lane span will be built where the existing eight-lane bridge stands.

Virginia doctor pleads guilty to illegal prescriptions

A Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to unlawfully prescribing the painkillers Oxycodone and Tramadol to patients

After parent outcry, Va. high school stops denying students lunch for unpaid debt

For years in Franklin County, high school students who had unpaid lunch debt were denied a meal.

  Closings and Delays for Wednesday, Nov. 13

Closings and Delays across Central Virginia

Homeowner holds down suspected burglar until deputies arrive

The resident caught and apprehended the suspect after hearing a noise outside and noticing items missing from his vehicle.

  VDOT monitoring weather conditions, warns of refreezing

Crews will remain on standby into evening.

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will soon leave North America and sail across the Atlantic in a 48-foot catamaran sailboat

Virginians are recycling more of their trash

Virginia recycled almost half of its trash last year, setting a record despite China’s ban on importing plastic and other solid waste.

  Deputies: Woman tried to kill children by smothering them

A woman is behind bars in Stafford County for the attempted murder of her two juvenile children during a mental health crisis on November, 9.

Virginia GOP’s promised gun-law study yields three-page report that makes no recommendations

Virginia Republicans promised a “thoughtful and deliberative study” of gun legislation when they abruptly adjourned a special legislative session called by Gov. Ralph Northam following a May mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

Democrats’ wins could help bring down Confederate statues

Virginia Democrats seized control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades last week, and that means Confederate statues could soon be coming down in a state that's full of them

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

Can President Donald Trump put an end to legal protections for a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States years ago as children?

On second thought, court won’t overturn Jamestown transmission line permit

A hotly opposed transmission line built by Dominion Energy across a historic stretch of the James River won’t be demolished after a federal judge charged with revisiting the project’s permit decided not to overturn it.

Virginia WWII veteran uses carpentry skills to make crosses for military members

A World War II veteran in Palmyra is using his gift of carpentry to make a difference for the men and women serving our country.

Cancer Connection: Two survivors find friendship through the American Cancer Society

Richard Turner and Carolyn Williams have been friends for more than a decade. In that time they’ve made a lot of memories.

Suspect in officer-involved shooting named, deputy released from hospital

William Cody Grimes, 28, of Rural Retreat, was involved in an accident with a tree in the stolen car before a deputy responded to the scene in the 500 block of Chinquapin Avenue.

‘We are not broken’; Bronze Star recipient speaks at Appomattox Veterans Day ceremony

On Veterans Day, a day meant to honor Evans and all other veterans, she said the most meaningful way to honor them is to remember that their injuries and experiences do not define them.

Maryland Police: Missing Virginia fisherman found dead

Authorities in Maryland say a recreational fisherman from Virginia was found dead in the water, days after his running boat washed ashore with no one on it

2 men are running 500 miles for veteran suicide awareness

Two Massachusetts men are running 500 miles to raise awareness about veteran suicide

Eastern Shore grocery is selling a $230 bottle of beer

A gourmet grocery store on Virginia's Eastern Shore is selling a bottle of beer that costs $230

Camera, apparent tripwire found near Charlottesville statue

Police have removed an unauthorized camera and apparent tripwire device from the vicinity of a Confederate monument in Charlottesville, Virginia

Man shot multiple times, killed in Charles City

A man is dead after being shot multiple times in Charles City early Saturday morning.

Marine deserter sought in fatal shooting of Virginia man

A man is wanted after a homicide in Franklin County on Saturday.

Authorities accuse Virginia doctor of unnecessary surgeries

Federal prosecutors are accusing a Virginia physician of performing unnecessary surgical procedures on women without their knowledge or consent

Missing man with cognitive impairment found dead

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (540) 582-7115.

Virginia Democrats’ speaker pick would be first woman in job

Virginia's House of Delegates is poised to have the first female speaker in its 400-year history, with the chamber's Democrats choosing a veteran legislator for the post

Police release photos of getaway car in double shooting

Police have released photos of the car involved in a double shooting and attempted carjacking in October.

Virginia GOPers cancel gun violence meeting after election

Virginia Republicans have canceled a meeting where they were to present GOP-backed proposals to curb gun violence