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Virginia author publishes book about WWII refugee

Jennifer Cartis, a mom of three and recent author, wrote the book, “A Story Worth Telling”, in only six weeks.

’I’m so excited’: JMU student battling cancer finally gets to attend football game

  Longtime Petersburg judge found dead inside home

Virginia hospitals oppose plan to stop some surprise medical bills

Three teens shot at Virginia high school football game

  Liberty students share concerns, praise for Falwell following media reports

Judge: Confederate statues will stay in Charlottesville

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As vaping illnesses mount, officials warn of dangers of e-cigarettes

  Yak on ride to butcher shop escapes to Virginia mountains

Virginia school forfeits football game over racial slur post

18-year-old killed in fatal Lynchburg vehicle crash

Virginia police: Officers shoot, wound armed man

K9 officer apprehends man wanted in domestic assault

Fairfax suit a chance for him to plead own case, analyst says

An analyst said the most difficult part for Fairfax legal team is to prove malicious intent.

  Sheriff’s office seizes dozens of goats found in poor condition

The animals’ wool was “severely overgrown, matted and coated with feces and flies.”

  Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax sues CBS for $400 million

“This defamation suit arises from intentionally fabricated, false, and politically motivated statements made by Meredith Watson and Vanessa Tyson," the lawsuit says.

Virginia ABC to offer discount for National Bourbon Heritage Month

Virginia ABC stores are celebrating the occasion with a 20% discount on 10 bourbon in stores and online on Sept. 19.

Report: A million people likely won’t get state tax refund checks

Virginia man guilty of murder, concealing missing woman’s body to serve 35 years

Virginia launches live ‘elk cam’

’You are just in disbelief’: Army veteran remembers 9/11 rescue efforts at ceremony

One year later, still no sign of missing Roanoke baby Arieanna Day

Baby Jamaican boas born at Virginia Zoo

Petersburg Area Transit to provide service to Ettrick Amtrak Station

The new stop comes ahead of PAT’s bus route realignment set for later this year.

  Amelia Academy community remembers 9/11 victims

Event organizers say the annual tradition instills a spirit of humility and strength in young people— many of whom were not even alive yet to remember the day.

Virginia’s poverty rate drops to 10.1%, new data show

The state’s poverty rate remained well below the national rate, which averaged 12%.

Virginia joins states suing owners of Purdue Pharma

Virginia has joined a growing number of states suing members of the family that owns Purdue Pharma for their alleged role in the nation's opioid crisis.

Central Virginia 9/11 events honor those who lost their lives

Many events in Central Virginia are being held to commemorate the lives lost during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

  Groups rally together run 343 laps for 343 fallen New York firefighters

Powhatan groups to walk or run laps in honor of fallen first responders.

  Peregrine falcon released into the wild in Hopewell

The falcon was treated by the Wildlife Center of Virginia after it fell from the Benjamin Harrison Bridge in May as a fledgling.

Liberty’s Falwell says he’s target of ‘attempted coup’

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he's asking the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees

Bob Ross paintings to be on display in Virginia

Bob Ross’ happy little trees and happy little clouds will be on display at the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center for about a month.

12 charged over illegal turkey hunting in southeastern Virginia

An investigation into illegal turkey hunting practices has netted 12 suspects charged in 47 violations.

Motorcyclist stops for gas, wins Va. Lottery prize equivalent to $1M

Weekly Two Grand features prizes starting at $5.

  32 dogs - some ‘near death’ - rescued; two people face animal cruelty charges

The King and Queen Sheriff’s Office says 32 dogs rescued from a home were in conditions that ranged from “poor to near death.”

Roadside exhaust sniffers caught almost 900 vehicles in Northern Va. last year

The boxes, a relatively new addition that relies on infrared and ultraviolet beams to test individual vehicles’ exhaust as they pass, serve a dual purpose: if a car passes the sniff test, it can count as the required emissions inspection.

Colonial Downs says it took in $17.5 million in racing wagers

But only 15 percent of that money came from Virginia.

Company to test self-driving tractor-trailers on Va. roads

The company says the automated runs require both an engineer overseeing the system and a trained driver.

James Fields Jr. ordered to pay restitution to Charlottesville victims

The Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing Heather Heyer in the incident.

Virginia awards $7.7M for extended-year school programs

More than $7.7 million in state grants has been awarded to support the development of year-round and extended-year instructional programs in 57 schools around Virginia.

  Contaminated fuel causes rescue vehicles to be shut down in Prince George

In total, three fire engines, one ladder truck and three medical units are still out of service because of the problem.

Hit list for harm recovered after student from Va. school taken into custody

A minor was taken into custody Monday after reports surfaced that he had a hit list of students and employees local to Alleghany County that he wanted to harm.

Virginia man charged with vehicle theft, assault in Stafford

The stolen vehicle was found by Prince William County police who also arrested the suspect.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

Governor in blackface scandal names new diversity director

The Virginia governor embroiled in a blackface scandal earlier this year plans to appoint an official whose job will be to make government more inclusive.

Virginia Pridefest celebrates region’s LGBTQ community

The celebration includes local, regional and national entertainment, youth- and family-friendly activities, vendors and performances.

City of Emporia resolves water discoloration issue

City officials say the water is now safe for drinking and all other uses.

Virginia couple hikes entire Appalachian Trail and gets engaged

A couple from Stuarts Draft just finished their 2,200 mile hike of the Appalachian Trail.

Dorian leads to temporary shellfishing shutdown in Virginia

Virginia officials have ordered several waterways closed to shellfishing because of concerns over contaminants that could have been stirred up by Hurricane Dorian

3 missing juveniles found

Anyone with information is asked to call deputies at 434-348-4200 or Jackson-Feild Home 434-634-3217

Senior Alert canceled after 74-year-old Pa. man located

Virginia State Police initially issued the alert on behalf of Pennysylvania State Police and the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department.

  Nearly 2,000 crews helping Dominion Energy restore power

Nearly 2,000 crews from up and down the east coast were at the Richmond Raceway Friday waiting to be sent to the hardest hit areas by Hurricane Dorian.

Louisa man arrested after shooting man in stomach

An investigation revealed the victim had been shot in the stomach by Thomas Johnson, 57, of Louisa.

Salvation Army Central Virginia searching for Christmas Center

All NBC12 Angel Tree donations are stored, sorted and organized in the Christmas Center before going out to families in Dcember.

Va. health officials weigh new rules that advocates hope will expand rural abortion access

New regulations under review distinguish surgical and medication-only abortions for the first time, exempting providers of medication-only abortions from some requirements imposed under legislation signed in 2011.

Free fishing days offered in Virginia during National Hunting and Fishing Day

The full days of free fishing are scheduled for Sept. 28-29.

Arrest made in Ashland park shooting involving teenager

An investigation led to the arrest of 18-year-old Preston Borst, of Ashland, on Wednesday, Aug. 28.

  Evacuations issued in portions of Va. as Dorian approaches

Virginia Beach officials announced mandatory evacuations Thursday for the community of Sandbridge.

  State officials work around the clock inside the Emergency Operations Center

The Emergency Operations Center was activated Monday after Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency.

Woman charged after 12-year-old boy on bicycle struck by car

A boy was sitting stationary on his bicycle at the end of a driveway when he was struck by a vehicle.

  7,000 power crews in place ahead of storm

Crews are getting ready for whatever Hurricane Dorian brings our way.

Virginia National Guard on standby for Hurricane Dorian

The Virginia National Guard is staged and ready for a possible response to Hurricane Dorian.

Virginia AG argues over court fees in redistricting case

Attorney General Mark Herring's office is disputing a $4.5 million bill from a private law firm that recently won a redistricting case.

Jefferson Davis Highway signs coming down in Virginia

A county in northern Virginia is taking down signs that name a major highway after the former president of the Confederacy.

Man gets 99 years for strangling ex buried at Virginia park

A 19-year-old Virginia man has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend and hiding her body at a Mount Vernon-area park.

13-year-old girl with history of running away found safe

The sheriff’s office said she has run away in the past and was found at a friend’s home in Louisa each time.

  Marina along Virginia’s coast prepares for storm

Boat owners and the Deltaville Marina are going through a checklist of precautions to take ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s arrival.

Amtrak alters route schedule due to Hurricane Dorian

The altered schedule will be in effect from Thursday to Saturday in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

Man arrested after attempting to pull knife on deputy responding to fight

A man was arrested after officials said he tried to pull a knife on a deputy that was responding to a fight outside of a motel.

Former employee says Virginia shelter mistreated animals

Virginia State Police are investigating an animal shelter after a former employee accused it of treating animals inhumanely, including unnecessarily euthanizing some.

Virginia gov picks panel to remove discriminatory laws

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has named nine people to a new commission designed to eliminate Jim Crow-era discriminatory language in state laws and regulations.

  Virginia Emergency Operations Center prepares for potential Hurricane Dorian impacts

The Emergency Operations Center was activated Monday when Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency.

  ‘These people are going to be traumatized’: Dorian leaves trail of destruction in Bahamas

Bahamas resident films as furniture floats around him.

11 people killed in crashes across Va. over Labor Day weekend

A total of 11 people were killed in nine traffic crashes over the holiday weekend across Virginia.

Deputies: 2 arrested after robbery suspect points shotgun at clerk’s face

Two people have been arrested in connection to an armed robbery in Stafford County along Jefferson Davis Highway.

Military takes precautions as Dorian threatens ships, planes

The U.S. Military is taking precautions as Hurricane Dorian threatens ships and planes based on Virginia's coast

Virginians warned of donating to fraudulent hurricane relief funds

Any organization you believe to be fraudulent can be reported to the Office of Charitable and Regulatory Programs by calling (804) 786-1343.

School board files appeal to defend its transgender policy

A Virginia school board has filed a federal appeal to defend its transgender bathroom ban

Crush the Crisis aims to take back unused opioid drugs

HCA Virginia said data show opioid misuse is responsible for more deaths than all other medications combined.

Companies deny wrongdoing in fatal Virginia helicopter crash

The company that manufactured a helicopter that crashed and killed two Virginia state troopers monitoring a white nationalist rally says it's not guilty of negligence and fraud

New prison visitation policy aimed at curbing contraband

Virginia prison officials have announced a new visitation policy in an attempt to keep drugs and other contraband out of state prisons