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Convicted killer Jesse Matthew diagnosed with cancer; transferred to Sussex State Prison for treatment

Convicted killer Jesse Matthew Jr. has been diagnosed with cancer, and transferred to Sussex State Prison.

Downpours, runoff lead to decline in Chesapeake Bay’s health

Cashier stops scam victim buying Google Play cards

Northam’s medical school to reveal results of yearbook investigation

UVA’s U-Hall to be taken down with explosives

  Dominion Energy to upgrade 100 homes for 100 veterans

Man arrested for DUI after driving on wrong side of road

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Man out on bond charged with violating protective order

  Body of missing boater found in James River

Next year, Virginia’s $100M bridge to nowhere will finally connect to a road

Broad Street reopens near Route 288 after crash downed Verizon lines

No injuries reported when school bus with students on board crashes

  ‘Feels like yesterday’: Va. boy struck by lightning in 2009 sets sights on new path

Va. community continues to learn lessons from Hurricane Camille

The powerful storm killed more than 120 people in Nelson County 50 years ago this summer.

4 teens charged in attack on Virginia middle school student

Four teenagers have been charged in an attack on a Virginia middle school student as she walked home from school

Cyclist travels across America to raise awareness about brain injuries

Mark Gutierrez is biking 5,000 miles across the country to raise awareness about brain injuries to first responders and military personnel for Project Hero.

Grief lingers in Virginia town that paid high price on D-Day

The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy has powerful significance for the small town of Bedford, Virginia

Route 17 in Caroline County re-opens after crash

VDOT suspending most work zones during Memorial Day weekend

What to know about primary elections in Virginia on June 11

  Virginia Marine surprises daughter at graduation

Cat tests positive for rabies in Prince George

Bridge to be named in memory of fallen Trooper Dowell

Do minimum sentences protect victims of domestic violence?

Existing law says a person who commits assault and battery on a family member three times in 20 years would be guilty of the lowest-level felony charge in the state.

  8 suspected cases of measles in Va. test negative

More than 800 cases of measles have been reported in the U.S. so far in 2019.

Henrico Police offering $10 rabies vaccinations

Henrico offering $10 rabies vaccinations for pets on May 18.

Virginia ABC launches program against teen drinking

“Power of Parents” is a partnership with the Virginia chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving

  2 men arrested in Louisa church burglary, van theft

Louisa deputies are investigating a break-in at Oakland Baptist Church in Gum Spring.

  Digital Dialogue: The truth about human trafficking

Human trafficking is a dangerous reality happening all over the nation, and right here in the Commonwealth.

  New app targets distracted drivers with traffic alerts

The app “TravelSafely” sends warning signs right to your smartphone for everything from your speed in a school zone to a light that’s about to change.

Spotsylvania woman accused of pretending to be a doctor

Sharonda Avery claimed to have two doctorate degrees and a master’s degree, but the sheriff’s office said an investigation showed she didn’t have any degree at all.

Baby hawk dies after being found on roadside in Prince George

The chick was turned over to the Altons’ Keep Wildbird Rescue in Suffolk.

  Driver charged, asked to pay $25K after pileup in Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

A bucket truck swerved into the path of a tanker-truck, which caused the tanker-truck to strike the tunnel wall.

Program to offer caregivers reimbursement for respite costs

An estimated 450 families could be helped by the voucher program.

Vandalism causes $1M in damage to excavator

The damaged machine was last known to be in working condition May 11.

2 arrested after drugs, guns found in Petersburg

Saint Wilkerson and Chasity Brown were arrested for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm with a controlled substance.

Officials urge drivers to be alert as more motorcyclists hit the roads

More motorcyclists will be revving up and hitting the road, now that the weather is getting warmer.

Virginia Piedmont accent ranks among top 50 sexiest accents in US

Good news! If you live in the Virginia Piedmont area - you officially have a semi-sexy accent!

Northam ceremonially signs bill making public schools tobacco-free.

The signing took place Tuesday morning at JR Tucker High School.

Virginia ranks No. 7 on ‘best states’ list

If you’re looking for a better place to live than Virginia, there aren’t many options.

DGIF: Leave deer fawns alone

Fawns are born from May to July and will lie motionless in the vegetation, camouflaged by its white-spotted coat.

Woman wins $800K in Virginia Lottery on Mother’s Day

The winning numbers were 3-6-9-19-29.

Woman charged with stealing gaming system, leftover Chinese food

The sheriff’s office said the surveillance images led to the suspect being identified as Summer Davis, 26, of Stafford.

Baby emerald tree boas born at Virginia Zoo

Emerald tree boas are known for their bright green color, but as babies, they aren’t green at all.

  Red Cross offers Amazon gift card to blood donors

All donors who give blood by June 10 will receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card

Man says he smelled gas at Virginia gas station just before it exploded

The affects of Friday’s explosion at the South River Market have rippled through Rockbridge County, and the small town of Buena Vista.

  Man arrested in deadly Appalachian Trail attack in Va.

Authorities said the male victim used his cell phone to call for help before he died.

  National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes in Virginia this past weekend

The National Weather Service will survey the damage to determine if two tornadoes touched down in Virginia on Saturday as storms moved through the area.

Hearing in Virginia drug case delayed for 900-pound man

A hearing scheduled in a cocaine conspiracy case in Virginia has been delayed after the 900-pound defendant had to be taken to the hospital

State lawmakers want more federal money for I-81 upgrades

A group of Virginia state lawmakers are calling on Congress to find more money to improve safety along Interstate 81.

Missing woman in Farmville found

Deborah G. Ramsey, 66, was last seen on Saturday at 8 a.m. at her home in the Farmville Mobile Home Park on Industrial Park Road.

Man charged in fatal attack on Appalachian Trail

Federal authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested in an attack on the Appalachian Trail that left one person dead and another severely injured

Vice President Mike Pence challenges LU graduates to stand firm against religious intolerance

Calling 2019 a “great time to graduate,” Vice President Mike Pence told graduates of Liberty University Saturday they would have no trouble finding work off campus, thanks to the economic policies of President Donald Trump.

Police: 3 dead, others injured in explosion at Virginia gas station

A call came in reporting the fire at the South River Market in Buena Vista at 9:22 a.m. Friday.

Requirement for more school counselors not fully funded in state budget

The state funds one full-time counselor per 500 elementary students; one full-time counselor per 400 middle-school students and one full-time counselor per 350 students in high schools.

Powhatan K-9 who found missing children gets promotion

Powhatan K-9 Bane has been promoted to sergeant.

Hershey Company to expand Virginia operation

The new project is expected to create 65 new jobs.

Virginia county chosen for jail opioid treatment program

Chesterfield County is one of 15 localities around the country chosen to participate in a national program to expand medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in jails.

  Dinwiddie parents notified of scarlet fever case at elementary school

Parents of students whose children are in the same class and ride the bus with the infected child were notified to watch for symptoms in their children.

Chelsea Manning released from jail on contempt charge

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning has been released from a northern Virginia jail after a two-month stay for refusing to testify to a grand jury

  SPOTTED: Serval on the loose since October captured on camera

A homeowner’s Ring camera captured a short video of the cat near First Landing State Park.

Man wanted in Amelia in theft investigation

The man, who is unidentified, was seen riding in a blue-green Isuzu Rodeo.

Hurricane hunters make a rare visit to southwest Virginia

Flying aboard a USAF Reserve WC-130J Hurricane Hunter aircraft along with the NOAA Lockheed WP-3D Orion aircraft, the pilot, crew and team of meteorologists are hoping to raise awareness of the impacts from tropical cyclones threats.

Secret shopper scam drains Stafford woman’s bank account

The woman was told to purchase gift cards and could keep the balance of money she received, but it turned out to be a bad check.

Popular Virginia children’s singer faces child porn charge

A popular children's performer in northern Virginia has been arrested and charged with possessing child pornography

Virginia nurse wins $7 million in lottery scratch-off ticket

Eartha Ivey won $7 million after purchasing a winning ’100X The Money’ ticket from Dollar Delites, located in the 6500 block of Hampton Roads Parkway in Suffolk.

Two officers, suspect injured after cross-county pursuit turns shootout

Two officers and a suspect are injured after a pick-up truck rammed a Wythe County Sheriff’s Deputy and hit a state trooper head-on.

After executive branch’s scandals, two new PACs form to fill the fundraising gap

Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s new political action committee isn’t for a gubernatorial run — at least not yet.

Guns, drugs, cash seized in Petersburg arrest

Detectives seized two firearms, scales, about seven ounces of cocaine and cash from Thomas D. Walker.

Virginia State Police honor fallen Trooper Lucas Dowell

A portrait of Trooper Dowell will be unveiled during the service before it is hung in the Colonel C.W. Woodson Jr. Memorial Gallery, located within the Virginia State Police Academy.

Virginia governor proclaims May ’Second Chance Month'

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has proclaimed May "Second Chance Month" in a bid to focus attention on criminal justice reform and inmate reentry programs.

  Businesses hit by lawsuits over online accessibility for the blind

Over the last two years, businesses in Virginia and across the country have been slapped with a sea of lawsuits.

Virginians to receive one-time energy bill credit

Credit amounts will vary based on each customer’s energy usage.

Man killed after losing control of vehicle, rolling several times on I-95

The crash happened just before 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at mile marker 128.9.

  Two men suspected of scouting homes, stealing about $2,000 worth of items

Prince George County police are asking people to keep an eye on their belongings after two thefts.

  Escaped Nottoway inmate captured

The escapee is described as a while male 5-foot-10 or 5-foot-11 and 155 to 180 pounds with short hair and a beard.

First of 66 chameleon eggs hatches at Virginia Zoo

The lizards will be on display at the zoo’s World of Reptiles.

Middle school club works hard to help out Virginia K-9s

Nearly $2,000 raised will help buy the K-9s bullet proof vests.

75-year-old man killed when tractor-trailer hits stopped vehicle

A North Carolina man was killed in a crash Tuesday when when it was struck by a tractor-trailer.

  Virginia Tech paleontologist finds, names new 3-foot-tall relative of Tyrannosaurus Rex

The tiny dinosaur is known as “Suskityrannus hazelae” and is a cousin of the more well-known Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Virginia ‘very closely’ following legal debate that could threaten interstate lottery games

A new interpretation of a federal law by the U.S. Department of Justice could mean some nationwide games offered by the Virginia Lottery would have to stop, cutting off about 15 percent of the agency’s annual sales.