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Danville sets deadline for casino proposals for January 13, 2020

Thanksgiving weekend highway deaths in Va. down from 2018 to 2019

  Nonprofit collecting items to help struggling new parents

Man accused of supporting ISIS through bomb-making video

Trial dates set for SEAL, Marine charged in soldier’s death

  Consumers winning financial settlements from robocallers

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Panel calls for Virginia to purge dozens of old racist laws

2 charged in connection to death of teen shot near school

Driver charged with DUI after two-vehicle crash

This is not a drill: Fire ant quarantine expands in Virginia

On This Day: A 16-year-old girl from Hopewell warns the rebels of a British plot

Postal worker shot by inspector at Virginia post office

Motorist charged with DUI accused of striking highway crew

Authorities in Virginia say a driver suspected of being under the influence crashed into a highway construction crew, sending eight people to the hospital.

  Football coach arrested for allegedly assaulting player in locker room

The New Kent County Sheriff’s Office said the alleged incident happened on Nov. 8 at the New Kent High School.

Augusta County to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

Augusta County is the latest to become a Second Amendment sanctuary county.

Fluvanna supervisors take up 2A sanctuary topic, Toscano says trend could be “problematic”

Right now in Fluvanna County, a whole lot of people are telling supervisors they want the county to be a Second Amendment sanctuary.

Police recover more than 500 pills from Va. high school student

Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea’s Farewell Play Tour’ comes to VSU

Police: Va. teacher charged after holding girl upside down by ankles

Richmond joins Dec. 6 Global Climate Strike

Lawmakers plan summit on legalizing cannibis in Virginia

VSP investigating fatal crash in Rockingham County

On This Day: The first Thanksgiving took place in Virginia 400 years ago

On this day in history—400 years ago on December 4th, 1619 – the very first Thanksgiving in North America, and it happened right here in Virginia.

Goochland supervisors unanimously vote to pass resolution protecting 2nd Amendment

Goochland County supervisors unanimously voted to pass a resolution protecting the Second Amendment.

‘He was exactly the same person off-camera’: Mr. Rogers’ nephew shares more about his uncle

The new Mr. Rogers movie "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" continues to rack up positive reviews, but you may not know that the cultural icon has close ties to a professor in one hometown.

Stolen memorial bench from church causes Va. family heartache

"It was just like reopening the grief. You know you heal from grief a little bit at a time but that, it's just brought it all back to the whole family," said Terry Tucker.

  Northam, staff provide gifts for Salvation Army’s Angel Tree

The staff at Governor Ralph Northam’s Office is doing its part to make it a Merry Christmas for children in the Richmond area.

Operation BradyStrong Mission M&M Christmas Toy Drive benefits UVA Children’s Hospital

A toy drive that remembers children who've lost their battle with cancer is bigger than ever this year.

On This Day: Child abductor identified by clothing, showing advancement of forensics

On Dec. 3, 1989, a 5-year-old girl disappeared from a Christmas party in Fairfax, but how detectives were able to make the arrest of Caleb Hughes showed how advanced forensics had become.

  TSA, Virginia DMV remind travelers to get REAL ID ahead of 2020 deadline

REAL ID will be required to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility beginning Oct. 1, 2020.

Navy veteran recalls his encounter with DC Snipers

After 27 years in the Navy, Harley Peterson couldn’t help but evaluate a passing car as he would an unfamiliar ship cruising past his own off the coast of Vietnam or in the Atlantic.

  Driver charged after dump truck crashes, hangs off bridge

A portion of Route 60 in New Kent County is closed due to a tractor-trailer crash in the vicinity of Pocahontas Trail.

Popular ‘Pappy Van Winkle’ bourbon lottery dates announced

The popular - and expensive - Pappy Van Winkle bourbon will once again be available during Virginia ABC’s online lottery.

Virginia man dies after losing control of car, hitting tree

A Virginia man is dead after crashing into a tree in Culpeper County.

Tractor-trailer destroyed by flames on Virginia interstate

No one was injured when a tractor-trailer was destroyed by fire in Fauquier County on Tuesday morning.

New report on Virginia schools says achievement gaps persist

A new report by the Virginia State Board of Education says there remains a persistent achievement gap for certain student groups and the state faces a growing shortage of high-quality teachers

Virginia city seeks proposals for potential casino project

The city of Danville, Virginia, has put out a request for proposals from operators interested in bringing a casino to the city

Virginia college marching band to perform in Rome parade

A college marching band from Virginia is one of two representing the U.S. in a parade that will end in St. Peter’s Square in Rome for the pope’s New Year’s blessing

Reward for information regarding stolen Confederate flags increases

The Harrisonburg Police Department continues to investigate the thefts of the flags.

Pregnant pup abandoned at Virginia animal shelter

A pregnant dog was abandoned at the Campbell County animal shelter over the weekend.

Louisa Co. supervisors vote to become Second Amendment sanctuary

On Monday night, gun activists in Louisa County celebrated after the board of supervisors voted to approve a resolution to make the county a Second Amendment sanctuary.

18-year-old killed after striking tree with vehicle

Officials continue to investigate.

Report: Alanis Morissette heading out on tour for 25th anniversary of ‘Jagged Little Pill’

The Jagged Little Pill ticket presale starts Dec. 10. Regular ticket sales open Dec. 13.

Sheriff’s Office: Murder suspect Brown captured crawling from attic

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has provided updated information about the capture of murder suspect Michael Brown.

Bald eagle smashes window at Virginia tax office, flies off

A bald eagle has made an unexpected appearance at a Virginia tax preparation office, smashing into a window and then apparently flying off without serious injuries

Dominion outlines progress on coal ash pond closure law

A company official says Dominion Energy is on track to meet the mandates Virginia lawmakers set out earlier this year for closing its coal ash ponds

Virginia Department of Health warns consumers of possible scams

Virginia Department of Health Warns of Fake Vital Records Websites

Charlottesville crews working to remove graffiti on Confederate statues

Last week’s graffiti on the statue of Robert E. Lee is not coming off easily.

Car crashes through brick sign in Staunton

Crews are cleaning up a crash in Staunton that took out a brick sign Monday morning.

Capitol Police add military service pins to officers uniforms

Virginia Capitol Police are ushering in a new era this week with the unveiling of a small but significant change to uniforms that will honor employee’ service to their nation’s military.

2 former special forces soldiers run for GOP nomination

Two former special forces soldiers in Virginia are competing against each other for the Republican nomination in a deeply split congressional district

Report: Medical costs are rising in Virginia’s prisons

A state report says medical care in Virginia’s prisons accounts for a fifth of operating expenses

UVA and William & Mary hope to be carbon neutral by 2030

The University of Virginia and William & Mary are the latest schools to announce plans to become carbon neutral

On this day: Letter sent to Virginia governor about segregation found at library

On this day in history December 2nd 1955, a black man named Robert Leon Bacon wrote to the Governor of Virginia describing the hardships of living under segregation.

A Greene County bull riding 7-year-old heads to Las Vegas to compete in World Finals

Most 7-year-olds spend their free time playing video games or riding their bikes, but one Greene County child uses his spare time to practice his bull riding.

On This Day: Former slave, Revolutionary War spy petitions General Assembly for freedom

On this day in history Nov. 30, 1786, a slave and former American spy petitioned the Virginia General Assembly for his freedom.

Police warn of rise in thefts of packages delivered to homes

Police in Virginia are warning people to watch their home deliveries or find other ways to receive packages in the mail

Virginia Army base served Thanksgiving meal to 10,000

A U.S. Army base in Virginia known for its culinary training and competitions served up more than 17,000 pounds of food this Thanksgiving

Don’t fall for secret gift card scam

New Kent Sheriff’s Office shares warning

Meet the Native American tribe that wants to be the first Cherokee group recognized by Virginia

Now, tribes like Wolf Creek have to petition the Office of Secretary of the Commonwealth, which will consult an appointed Indian Advisory Board before approval.

Vehicle runs off road, overturns in Nottoway County; driver killed

Crews found the vehicle 7 hours later and about 75 feet from the highway.

On This Day: Virginia Delegate resigns after challenging his cousin to duel

On this day, Nov. 28, 1818, Virginia Delegate John M. McCarty resigns saying he was unable to take the oath against dueling after he challenged his cousin to one.

  Marine deserter accused of killing mother’s boyfriend in Virginia arrested

The suspect in the murder of his mother’s boyfriend in Franklin County has been arrested.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals in Virginia

Holiday deals and packages will be offered throughout different locations around Virginia.

Virginia police searching for man wanted for rape

Virginia police are asking for help locating a man wanted for rape.

King William County supervisors declare county as ’Second Amendment Sanctuary'

King William County has joined the growing number of counties in Virginia declaring it as a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary."

VDOT working to address aging bridges across the commonwealth

Thousands of Virginians depend on the commonwealth's 21,000 bridges to get where they need to go.

  New partnership launched to battle human trafficking

Collaborative effort will focus on juvenile victims.

More work from home in U.S., Virginia and D.C. area

More Americans are working from home, and that’s especially true in Virginia and in the Washington, D.C., metro area, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Bad actor: Virginia man sentenced for using movie money

A Virginia man who bought electronics with movie prop $100 bills has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison

Brush fire along I-64 blocks lanes, causes backups

According to VDOT, the east and west lanes at Emmaus Church Road are blocked due to the fire.

Man charged with sex crimes with child under 13

Redmond is being held at Northern Neck Regional Jail without bond.

Defense seeking competency evaluation for Louisa Co. teen accused of murder

The 16-year-old at the center of a fatal home invasion on S. Spotswood Tr. is asking for a mental health evaluation.

Man who shot, killed dog faces more charges; another also charged

A man is charged with killing a hunting dog in Caroline County.

Marine deserter wanted in Va. killing placed on FBI’s Most Wanted list

Acting US Marshal Brad Sellers says anyone harboring murder suspect Michael Brown or any other fugitive could face criminal charges, in response to groups saying on social media they would protect him from capture.

Jens Soering, Elizabeth Haysom granted parole

Parole has been granted for a former UVA student serving multiple life sentences for the killing of his girlfriend's parents in 1985.

  New report is latest step towards legalizing casinos in Virginia

Research project casinos to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

Hard Rock Casino announces plans for Virginia location

Hard Rock International and the Bristol Resort & Casino are teaming up to create the Hard Rock Casino Bristol.

VDOT lifting most lane closures for Thanksgiving travel

The Virginia Department of Transportation is lifting most lane closures in work zones to help with Thanksgiving travel.

Former Virginia gang leader jailed on drug charges

An inmate convicted in 2015 of helping to lead a street gang is accused of paying a Virginia sheriff’s deputy to smuggle contraband into a jail