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Police: Person dies after plane crashes into garage

According to the investigation, a fixed-wing aircraft struck a garage-type structure causing it to be engulfed in flames.

Police: 15-year-old charged in October murder of 17-year-old

Over 2,500 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Virginia | 37 COVID-19 deaths reported

Police: 18-year-old arrested after fatal Fredricksburg shooting

WWII pilot’s cap returned to Roanoke after stranger finds it in French auction

Virginia Lottery to license mobile sports betting early next year

New reports detail deepening segregation by race and poverty in Virginia schools

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VMI Board of Visitors Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee meets for first time

AAA says gas prices in Virginia hit four-year Thanksgiving week low

Legal state marijuana sales could overtake illegal trade by year four

Va. delegate proposes marijuana tax revenue be used for reparations

Racial equity obstacles in Virginia’s push to legalizing marijuana

Police: man charged for sexually assaulting hospice patient

Report finds Loudoun school’s admission policy discriminates

The complaint alleged the admissions process relies too much on a standardized test and that the school system failed to identify gifted Black and Hispanic students in its elementary and middle schools.

Jury duty? No thanks, say many, forcing trials to be delayed

Within the past month, courts in Hartford, Connecticut, San Diego and Norfolk, Virginia, have had to delay jury selection for trials because too few people responded to jury duty summonses.

Most Virginians altering Thanksgiving traveling plans and staying home

With Thanksgiving just days away, many Virginians are choosing to alter their usual holiday travel plans and stay home.

Va. DMV offers commercial driver’s license renewals online

The Virginia DMV is now offering commercial driver’s license renewals online.

VSP is asking drivers to slow it down this Thanksgiving

Police: D.C. firefighter shot while tending to shooting victim

Richmond man receives 30 mo. sentence for heroin, fentanyl distribution

Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to 5.3% in October

Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged

DMV encourages Virginians to use 2-year renewal for ID, driver’s license

Mailing holiday gifts? USPS has some tips

As people around the world plan for virtual holiday gatherings, the United States Postal Service is preparing for an increase in mailed packages.

Police: Virginia woman, 3 children dead in murder suicide

Police in Virginia say a woman and three young children are dead in an apparent murder-suicide.

Martinsville man wanted after deputies say he stabbed fiance

A Martinsville man is wanted after allegedly stabbing his fiancé during an argument.

Assisted living facilities asking for family, community support for residents this Thanksgiving

Residents at nursing and assisted living facilities will likely not be able to have Thanksgiving with their loved ones this year, but staff at places like Rosewood Village are trying to keep residents connected to their family, even if it's not in person.

UVA student-athletes set university record in Graduation Success Rate

UVA student-athletes show high graduation rates in recent NCAA report

Virginia farmers ‘mostly unaffected’ this Thanksgiving

Virginia farmers have remained mostly unaffected this Thanksgiving, according to the president of the Virginia Poultry Federation.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over Roanoke jail death

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a man who committed suicide in a Virginia jail has been settled for $370,000.

Border Patrol agents arrest Va. sex offender, rescue missing woman

Border patrol agents arrested a convicted sex offender and rescued a woman they say was in danger.

On This Day: Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Ellen Glasgow dies in Richmond

On Nov. 21, 1945, author Ellen Glasgow suffered her fourth heart attack and died in her sleep in her home on West Main Street – near the Jefferson Hotel.

  Extended benefits program for unemployment assistance deactivates in Virginia today

Approximately 1.4 million claims and about 20,000 people will be affected by ending the program.

Wild animals are not pets, Va.’s wildlife resources reminds

The Department of Wildlife Resources is reminding Virginians to leave wildlife animals alone, even it is injured or presumed to be orphaned.

Police identify man killed in Caroline Co. crash

Virginia State Police have identified a man who died Saturday in a crash in Caroline County.

8 big decisions facing Virginia lawmakers as they debate marijuana legalization

As lawmakers begin to seriously consider what a legal marijuana market might look like in Virginia, here’s a preview of some of the looming policy decisions.

Camera captures black bear destroy beehives in Virginia

The unbelievable sight was captured on-camera back in March, and now a Charlottesville woman is looking for help rebuilding her hobby.

Dairy farmers say a mild winter could impact your grocery bill in a positive way

With winter around the corner, local dairy farmers are getting ready as a mild winter may benefit the industry. It could also mean more money might stay in your pocket at the grocery store too.

Congressman Denver Riggleman introduces new telehealth bill

Congressman Denver Riggleman introduces new telehealth bill.

  Virginia day care closed for ignoring COVID-19 guidelines

A Christian day care in southwest Virginia was forced to close because its pastor believes COVID-19 is a hoax.

Investigation into disappearance of Sage Smith enters 8th year

The Charlottesville Police Department is again asking for the public’s help with tips in the disappearance and homicide of 19-year-old Sage Smith, who vanished eight years ago today.

Tree sitters continue pipeline protest, as law enforcement officers visit site

Tree sitters in Montgomery County continued their protest against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, days after a judge ordered them to come down.

Virginia’s COVID-19 data dashboard to be offline Saturday for maintenance

The routine maintenance is scheduled to take place between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

UVA Medical Center granted contract to expand COVID testing statewide

UVA Medical Center is now part of a new network to expand COVID-19 testing capacity statewide.

UVA researchers discover triple-negative breast cancer gene that causes its spread

Triple-negative breast cancer, also known as TNBC accounts for 40,000 deaths in the U.S. Now researchers at the University of Virginia have discovered the gene responsible for it's spread, giving hope to many suffering from the disease.

School: Teacher cited Floyd’s death in chemistry exercise

The sentence read: “George Floyd couldn’t breathe because a police officer put his” blank “George’s neck.”

Virginia schools will have some flexibility in administering state SOLs this spring

Younger students will have the option of taking local assessments in history, social science and English under waivers and emergency guidance.

Two-year driver’s license renewal option now available online

This means drivers do not have to go to the DMV in-person to renew.

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine calls President Trump’s actions dangerous

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine calls Trump's refusal to concede the election to President-Elect Joe Biden dangerous.

“Democracy in Dark Times,”: UVA survey finds America dangerously polarized and partisan

A new survey suggests that the nation is partisan and polarized to a dangerous degree – but that does not mean the effects are permanent.

UVA Medical Center receives nation’s highest award for nursing practice

UVA Medical Center's nursing practice received Magnet recognition for the second time, making one of the best in the nation.

  COVID-19 causing families to change their holiday meal plans

Many families are opting to do a smaller Thanksgiving, which means a smaller turkey.

Salvation Army bell ringers out early this year due to much-needed donations

You will see the red kettles and Salvation Army bell ringers out earlier this year in order to collect donations much needed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia ABC announces holiday hours

Virginia ABC has announced its holiday hours for November, December and January.

  TSA, airline industry experts outline safety measure ahead of holiday travel

TSA is working towards near-contactless security checkpoints.

Man wins big with Virginia Lottery ticket he bought while on chocolate shake run

Tuesday, Nov. 17 ended up being a lucky day for an Amelia Courthouse man who bought a Virginia Lottery ticket while on a chocolate shake run.

Judge: Virginia pandemic restrictions apply to gun show

A judge has rejected a legal challenge from one of the nation’s largest gun shows to newly imposed pandemic restrictions in Virginia that will force cancellation of an upcoming exposition.

90 inmates test positive for coronavirus at Chesapeake jail

The jail’s daily population averages 985 inmates.

VDH offers easy guidelines for assessing Thanksgiving activity risks

The rise in COVID-19 cases comes just before the holidays, when get-togethers with family & friends are a big part of the festivities. Now is the time to solidify those safe celebration plans to slow the spread.

Prehistoric Atlantic sturgeon washes up in Virginia Beach

A rare and prehistoric fish has washed up on Virginia Beach’s oceanfront. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the nearly five-foot long Atlantic sturgeon was found Saturday.

Study: Virginia hospitals set charges 10-13 times over costs

The study from National Nurses United documents how high hospital charges are accelerating a national health care crisis for patients and families.

As Virginia routes more students with disabilities to private schools, costs are soaring

The past two budget cycles have also included funding for studies to examine private day tuition rates.

  Extended Unemployment Benefits ending in Virginia

The Virginia Employment Commission has been notified that the Extended Benefits Program is ending in Virginia.

Natural Bridge State Park sells honey produced by bees from their hives

Natural Bridge State Park has become a little sweeter lately.

JMU tests out autonomous vehicle aimed to help retirement communities

Students and faculty at James Madison University are working on a project to benefit retirement communities by helping the elderly get around without the need of a driver.

New bill passed to protect Virginians from surprise medical bills

Virginia’s General Assembly passed a new law during its session this year to protect Virginians from getting surprise medical bills.

Missing man suffering from cognitive impairment found safe

Virginia State Police have canceled a Senior Alert for a missing man who suffers from a cognitive impairment after he was found safe.

Virginia elections board votes to certify state results

Virginia’s State Board of Elections has voted to certify the state’s election results, two days later than expected because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Richmond’s voter registration office.

With Northam’s signature, new eviction and utility cut-off protections take effect

Gov. Ralph Northam signed a revised state budget Wednesday that restricts evictions and prohibits utilities from cutting off power, water and gas through the end of the state of emergency.

Repairs made to Dinwiddie County’s Emergency Communications Center line

While the calls were being rerouted, officials said there was no disruption of service.

  Gov. Northam defends decision to tighten COVID-19 restrictions statewide

Gov. Ralph Northam will be giving a COVID-19 briefing for the first time since announcing new COVID-19 restrictions in the commonwealth.

With legalization on the table, medical marijuana producers push to loosen restrictions

As Virginia begins its first earnest conversations about legalizing recreational marijuana, the state’s nascent medical marijuana industry is just getting off the ground.

  Virginia 30 Day Fund looks to help 1,000 small businesses by end of year

Fund crossed the 750 mark this week.

Over 136,000 new Medicaid members added since beginning of pandemic

Open enrollment for Medicaid began on Nov. 1 and will end on Dec.15.

UVA students create a ‘Collegepedia’ to make COVID-19 news more accessible

Every day, there’s new information online about COVID-19 making it hard to keep up.

Pandemic triggers ‘enormous’ spike in drug overdose deaths

From January through June, at least 1,086 Virginians died from overdoses of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, prescription opioids and other drugs, the state medical examiner has found.

  Pandemic shopping is leading to bare shelves at grocery stores again

If you’ve been to a grocery store lately, you may have noticed popular household items flying off the shelves yet again.

As virus cases rise, Navy limits sailors’ travel, activity

U.S. Navy bases and personnel in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region have been ordered to limit travel and other activities as coronavirus cases rise.

  NBC12 and Salvation Army team up for annual Angel Tree Program

Angel Tree is a Christmas tradition for thousands of families in Central Virginia, but it’s going to be a bit different due to the ongoing pandemic - that includes an even easier way to find a child in need.

Wedding industry, engaged couples prepare for the worst as gathering limits tighten in Virginia again

Brides-to-be are being forced to once again make changes to their big day, and vendors are doing their best to adapt.

Dr. Anthony Fauci to speak on UVA’s Medical Center Hour Wednesday

The Medical Center Hour at the University of Virginia hosts a high profile guest Wednesday.