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Hopewell Public Schools close for students Monday, Tuesday for boil water advisory

A water main break is causing low water pressure in the city of Hopewell.

Reunion site named after hero of Virginia Beach shooting

Man arrested for assault on Law Enforcement Officer

Chesterfield attorney named ‘Influential Woman of Law’ 2020

Sports Backers announce annual ‘Warrior Nation Celebration’ to take place Saturday, Jan. 25

73-year-old bicyclist killed after hitting barrier on Virginia Capital Trail

  Chesterfield Police search for Wendy’s robbery suspects

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Tethering bill adds new protections for animals kept outside

Subcommittee advances bill banning LGBTQ discrimination

  Virginia in coalition of states suing over regulations of 3D printed firearms

  Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police raising money for fallen officer’s family

Va. poultry house burns to the ground, thousands of chickens killed

Mechanicsville woman wins $1 million in Powerball

Virginia House advances gun control measures

A Democratic-led House committee voted Friday for several pieces of gun legislation that a Republican majority has blocked for years.

Gov. Northam announces Virginia’s unemployment rate remains at 2.6%

Governor Northam announced Virginia has set a new record high for the number of employed people.

Newport News officer dragged by vehicle identified

A Newport News officer that was dragged by a vehicle has been identified.

  Fire at old Bedford Middle School rekindles; police look for person of interest

Bedford Police say a fire early Thursday at the former Bedford Middle School was intentionally set, and they have released surveillance photos of a person of interest.

Senate passes bill for schools to provide menstrual products

Staunton will not consider a Second Amendment sanctuary status

Northam to be subpoenaed to testify at murder trial

Va. officer dies after being dragged by vehicle during traffic stop

1 flown to hospital after being badly burned in house fire

Infectious disease expert from UVA weighs in on China coronavirus

Dog stranded in Va. creek rescued, returned to owners

A dog rescued from a creek is okay and back home with its owners.

  Legislation to reverse abortion restrictions in Va. moves forward

Legislation to reverse decades of abortion restrictions in the Commonwealth is moving forward.

Northam announces nearly $12 million for affordable housing, homelessness reduction projects

The money will fund a total of 25 projects.

Virus concerns disrupt Chinese student exchange in Virginia

More than 20 Chinese exchange students who recently arrived in northern Virginia will be unable to visit their host school because of concerns over a disease outbreak.

Two Spotsylvania townhomes shot into, no injuries reported

Two townhomes in Spotsylvania County were shot into. No one in the incident was injured.

Man charged with murder in shooting death of man in Richmond hotel room

A man is charged with murder in the shooting death of a man inside a hotel room on Chamberlayne Avenue.

Virginia woman charged in man’s death in storage unit fire

The Bristol Herald-Courier reports that Kelly Goff was arraigned on manslaughter and abduction charges Tuesday in Washington County.

Virginia General Assembly working on bill that would elect President based on popular vote

The Virginia General assembly is working on passing a bill that would elect a President based on popular vote, instead of Electoral College.

LOCKN Festival announces all-star 2020 lineup

LOCKN Festival has announced its initial lineup for an all-star celebration of Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday.

  Thousands of jobs needed in U.S. Census Bureau’s Richmond Office

In just a few weeks the U.S. Census Bureau will begin collecting data on the country’s population, an endeavor that will require the needs of tens of thousands of data collecting jobs across the country. Thousands of these positions need to be across the commonwealth including Richmond.

  Stoney discusses making Richmond a pro-worker environment at D.C. event

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney spoke at an event in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, laying out changes his administration is implementing to make Richmond a pro-worker environment.

  Virginia Senate passes ‘Red Flag’ gun bill

A vote at the state Capitol Wednesday is meeting both praise and criticism after senators approved what’s being called the “Red Flag” bill.

First responders give Va. 9-year-old special send-off as he seeks groundbreaking treatment

Wednesday morning, first responders around Page County lined the streets of the Deerfield Estates neighborhood in Stanley, not for an emergency, but to say a temporary goodbye to 9-year-old Brayden Rodriguez.

Delegates considering bill to clarify hunting prohibitions for violations

The Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources in Virginia's House of Delegates met Wednesday to consider legislation that would impact hunting laws.

Virginia Senate advances bill allowing transgender people to change birth certificate

The Senate passed a bill earlier this week that would allow a person who changed their sex to have a new birth certificate issued, something that the transgender community said will help eliminate problems experienced when their legal identification doesn’t match their transition.

Bill defining milk advances in Virginia legislature

As people drink less dairy milk and some turn to plant-based alternatives such as oat, soy and almond milk, dairy farmers say they’re struggling. That’s why Virginia is the latest state to advance legislation restricting the use of the word milk formarketing purposes.

Good Samaritan returns ring lost in 2006 back to Roanoke Catholic alum

For many of us, the cares of teenage years are long behind us.

  House bill aims to ban some privately-owned gun ranges

Would require private ranges to have 50 or less employees, among other stipulations.

5 arrested after law enforcement seize drugs, firearms in joint investigation

All of them are being held at Piedmont Regional Jail.

18-year-old charged with multiple sex crimes

With the help of Chesterfield County police, Schultz was arrested on Jan. 17.

Officials determine cause of fire in James City County that left one dead, one hospitalized

A fire in James City County leaves one person dead and another person hospitalized for breathing issues.

UVA; Scientists ID way to halt blinding eye disease

UVA says researchers have successfully treated age-related macular degeneration in mice after finding an unexpected link between two forms of the blinding eye disease.

Deputies search for missing man after vehicle found abandoned

Anyone with information is asked to call deputies at 804 966-9500 or 804 780-1000.

Judge: Canadian tied to extremist group is ‘very dangerous’

A federal judge in Maryland has ruled that a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist who's linked to a violent white supremacist group will remain in custody.

International Space Station will pass over Central Virginia

The International Space Station (ISS) will pass over Central Virginia tonight.

Gov. Northam to make community development announcement in Charles City County

Governor Ralph Northam will be making a community development announcement in Charles City County.

Dog rescued by police after falling through frozen pond

A dog was rescued by police after falling through a frozen pond in Carroll County.

Charlottesville man charged for indecent liberties with a minor

A Charlottesville man faces charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor.

Documents: White supremacists wanted rally to start civil war

A hidden camera captured members of a white supremacist group expressing hope that violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia this week could start a civil war, federal prosecutors said in a court filing Tuesday.

One day after the big gun rally, House Democrats wipe out GOP firearm bills

The pro-gun masses had their day at the Virginia Capitol Monday. But mathematical reality quickly set in Tuesday morning as a Democratic-led House of Delegates panel easily dispatched nearly a dozen Republican-sponsored gun bills.

Va. Senate votes to prohibit conversion therapy, create transgender school policy, repeal gay marriage ban

A suite of LGBT-friendly legislation cleared the Virginia Senate on Tuesday.

Bill that would ban Dominion donations dies in Democratic-led Senate committee

A Democratic-controlled Virginia Senate committee on Tuesday voted down a proposal to ban political donations from state-regulated utility monopolies like Dominion Energy.

  Proposed bill would ban handheld cellphone use across Virginia

Lawmakers and others are pushing for the passage of legislation that would ban handheld phone use while driving in Virginia.

  Three gun reform bills move to Va. House

Bills propose universal background checks, reinstate one-gun-per-month law, and allow towns to ban guns at public events.

Virginia Senate advances bill to scrap Lee-Jackson holiday

The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation to scrap the state’s Lee-Jackson holiday celebrating two Confederate generals.

Virginia Senate advances ‘red flag’ gun law, despite rally

The Virginia Senate has advanced legislation that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others.

Solar panel inspection will allow Waynesboro Public Schools to use clean energy

Waynesboro Public Schools is ready to flip the switch on clean energy.

Staunton man dies after hours-long standoff in culvert filled with frigid water

A Staunton man who deputies say holed up in a culvert pipe filled with frigid water to avoid arrest has died, according to the Rockbridge Co. Sheriff's Office.

Louisa County, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries collaborating to continue public access to Lake Anna

Louisa County and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) are collaborating to ensure continued safe public access to Lake Anna.

Law Enforcement seeks community help in solving two Farmville shootings

Law enforcement is seeking the community’s help in solving two Farmville shootings.

Service Dogs of Virginia helping veterans cope with PTSD

One organization in Albemarle County has been investing thousands of dollars to address post-traumatic stress disorder, one canine at a time.

Horse that fell down embankment okay after five-hour rescue

A horse was pulled from an embankment during a five-hour rescue in Amherst County Monday night.

Count ‘Em: U.S Census Bureau hiring 3,200 for Richmond office

Jobs include census takers and officer personnel, offering pay ranges of $21.50 - 24.00 per hour.

  With gun rally concluded, both sides weigh in on effectiveness of demonstrations

Hours after the 18th annual Lobby Day Gun Rally at Capitol Square ended, demonstrators on both sides of the debate have already begun weighing in on the effectiveness of the demonstrations.

  Gun safety advocates avoid rally, but call lawmakers to push for legislation

“Today, more than 100 Moms Demand Action volunteers from Virginia and 24 other states made at least 2,300 calls to thank Virginia lawmakers for their dedication to gun safety and encourage them to continue passing common-sense legislation,” a press release stated.

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport has most successful year to date in 2019

Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) is looking toward the future after celebrating a record 2019.

Dominion Pinball League in Charlottesville invites new players to join in on the fun

The Dominion Pinball League in Charlottesville is inviting new players to join in on the fun.

  Thousands protest peacefully at gun rights rally at Capitol

Capitol Police estimate six thousand demonstrators filtered inside Capitol Square for the gun rights rally, plus another 16,000 rallied outside the square.

Police apprehend person who prompted manhunt in Virginia

Police have apprehended the person who prompted a manhunt in Virginia.

‘Here we are, like defenseless caged animals:’ At rally, gun advocates vow to oppose new laws

The rally’s official program included about an hour of speeches on Capitol Square from elected state officials and other gun-rights supporters before demonstrators filed out peacefully into the streets. Many thanked police on the way out.

Man fatally shot in confrontation with off-duty officer

Authorities say an off-duty police officer in Virginia fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened a member of his family.

Stolen puppy returned to Virginia rescue facility

A stolen puppy was returned to a rescue facility in Virginia Beach.

Gordmans now hiring at 17 Virginia stores opening in March

Gordmans is now hiring at 17 different new store locations across Virginia.

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia that’s expected to draw a mix of militias, firearms advocates and white supremacists to Richmond.

  Security preparations in place at Capitol ahead of Monday

Virginia State Police say that they have gotten threats on social media, and Richmond Police Department was also subject to threats on social media pages.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy honored at Sunday service

Community members honored Martin Luther King Jr. through prayer, music and reminiscing on history.

Man allegedly uses fake money to purchase gift cards in Virginia

Reports were taken from retailers where a man allegedly passed the fake money to purchase gift cards.

Historic nuke plant in Virginia to be fully dismantled

The project will now go out to bid and is expected to begin in 2021 with a projected end date of 2025.