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Virginia mom sentenced for drunken fight, leaving kids alone

A Virginia woman who left her two children alone while getting into a drunken fight at a beach party pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges.

Some gun laws still alive in Virginia’s General Assembly

Shelter dog euthanasia numbers dropping in Virginia

Veterans fight for access to medical marijuana at Capitol

  Groups battle over Virginia values in pending LGBTQ legislation

One dead after fatal crash in King and Queen County

$15 minimum wage, paid sick days hang in balance as Democrats debate labor priorities

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Elderly Newport News woman located safely

$1.3 million to increase computer science education in Va. schools

High winds destroy Virginia’s largest, tallest corkscrew willow tree

Virginia moves toward banning conversion therapy

Senate advances bill expanding access to renewable energy

Missing 85-year-old man found dead inside vehicle

  ‘I thought it was like magic’: 3D printing class now offered at Louisa middle school

Louisa County Middle School students are learning a new way to problem solve using technology.

Diocese of Richmond announces settlement program for clergy sex abuse victims

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond announced Monday that it has created a new compensation fund for victims after it identified nearly 50 priests who are credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.

Louisa County Chamber launches campaign to grow area tourism

Louisa County is launching a campaign to promote tourism in the area.

Two UVA students develop website to track spread of Coronavirus

Two University of Virginia students have developed a website to track the spread of the Coronavirus.

  Man charged with animal cruelty after 21 dogs found dead, 1 rescued in Dinwiddie

  Sen. Amanda Chase launches 2021 governor bid

9-year-old Va. girl gives out art kits with ‘skin-colored’ options

Virginia bakery manager accused of sexually assaulting developmentally disabled employees

Woman reported missing in New Kent County

Police: Driver charged in crash involving Virginia State Police Trooper

State sees increase in addiction treatment access as lawmakers consider expanding care

A state agency is reporting substantial gains in addiction treatment under Virginia’s Medicaid expansion — a report that comes as lawmakers consider several budget proposals to expand the continuum of care for substance use disorders.

Louisa County teacher runs 50 miles to support students, educators

A Louisa County High School (LCHS) teacher will run 50 miles to spread inspirational messages of support for students and educators throughout Virginia.

Abandoned presidential statues in Williamsburg attract tourists from around the world

From 2004-2010, the statues were part of a tourist attraction in Williamsburg called Presidents Park, but the park wasn’t a hit among visitors.

Lawmakers support raises for teachers, state employees

Virginia state employees and public school teachers could soon be getting raises and bonuses.

Duluth Trading Co. to open store in Short Pump

The Henrico location will be the second Virginia-based store, and the brand’s 62nd retail location nationwide.

Police: DNA, genealogy tests linked suspect to 1992 killing

Investigators used DNA and genealogy tests to identify a suspect in a 28-year-old deadly robbery in Maryland, a man who was shot and killed when law-enforcement officers tried to arrest him in Virginia last week.

Work begins on $20M beach replenishment project in Virginia

Sand for replenishing Sandbridge Beach is coming from the Sandbridge Shoal, a site a few miles offshore. Contractors will widen the beach up to 90 feet and raise it to six feet.

Bluegrass & Brews on the James to take place May 2

Bluegrass & Brews will take place on the banks of the James River, providing guests with an outstanding backdrop for the seven-hour event.

31-year-old missing woman located safe

Caroline County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 31-year-old Joann Love.

Richmond to host 60 Second Film Festival

The film festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, beginning at 7 p.m.

University of Tenn. at Chattanooga to offer tuition discounts in 9 states

Students from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia would pay about $18,000 a year instead of about $26,000 a year as out-of-state students.

Find out how to apply for HCPS’ 2020-21 preschool program

Early Learning Preschool is designed to provide a high-quality preschool environment for children who live in Henrico County and who will be 4 years old by Sept. 30.

  Mike Bloomberg visits Richmond Saturday

Bloomberg spoke at Hardywood Brewery and he is the featured speaker at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s annual fundraising gala Saturday night.

New ruling could change the way Virginians file for divorce

A new court ruling could have major impacts on how Virginians file for divorce and how much spousal support they pay or receive.

Judge: City can remove 176-year-old slave auction block

A judge has ruled that officials in a Virginia city have the authority to approve the removal of a 176-year-old slave auction block from a street corner.

14-year-old boy who allegedly stabbed Barnard freshman Tessa Majors arrested: NYPD

Majors was in Morningside Park just before 7 p.m. on Dec. 10 when, according to the NYPD, she was a victim of a “robbery gone wrong.” A 13-year-old boy has already been charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Goochland to hold countywide litter clean up day on Feb. 22

The initial Clean-Up Day on Feb. 22, includes three staging locations focusing on the specific areas.

Teen accused of killing mother, brother arrested in N.C.

Authorities say Norwood shot and wounded his father, who escaped and called for help.

Virginia emerges as South progressive leader under Democrats

Legislators are rewriting laws at a breathtaking pace, with landmark legislation on guns, LGBTQ protections, abortion and other key issues advancing nearly every day in a state that was once synonymous with the Old South.

  One year since the death of ‘Tommie the pitbull’

Tommies’ death came after a week of intense treatment to the severe burns he suffered after being set on fire in Abner Clay Park.

Tuckahoe meeting to highlight staying informed in an emergency, coronavirus update

The meeting also will provide an update on the coronavirus, which is responsible for an outbreak of respiratory illness that originated in China and has spread to other parts of the world, including the United States.

Over 1,000 Democrat-backed bills pass by crossover, Republican tally trails

An analysis of legislation passed by crossover shows that across both chambers, more than 1,400 bills passed. While the House of Delegates passed more bills than in previous years, this article breaks down bills by party affiliation.

Democratic megadonor backs out of fundraising gala, citing party’s decision to let LG Justin Fairfax speak

A top donor to Virginia Democrats has pulled his group’s sponsorship of the Democratic Party of Virginia’s annual fundraising gala, saying party officials had told him they will allow Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to speak despite the allegations of sexual assault leveled against him last year.

Va. student leaves notes of positivity around school

Imagine walking into school and seeing sticky notes all over the walls.

’My head has been spinning ever since’: Va. man win $10 million with scratch off ticket

A Haymarket man is $10 million richer after winning the top prize from an Extreme Millions scratch-off ticket.

Man reunited with lost family photos

Dozens of pictures found in an office building on Preston Avenue several months ago are now back in the proper hands.

Police search for 4 people in connection to Family Dollar larceny

Anyone with information is asked to call First Precinct Detective J. Clark at (804) 646-0698 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

  District investigating after child left on school bus overnight in Buckingham County

Officials in Buckingham County are trying to figure out how an 11-year-old student was left on a school bus for an entire day.

Police looking for info after 29-year-old man shot near I-95 ramp in Prince George

Virginia State Police are investigating a shooting that happened near an Interstate 95 entrance ramp in Prince George County.

State police searching for home repair worker accused of child porn possession

Virginia State Police are searching for a home repair worker who is accused of child porn possession.

Virginia offers new migratory bird-protection plans

Virginia officials are announcing plans to create a new habitat for about 25,000 seabirds that lost their nesting site when it was paved over by crews working on a state tunnel expansion project.

Governor: strong economy means more money for state budget

By law, about $112 million of that extra money is designated for the state’s reserves.

Senators announce more than $94M for affordable housing in Virginia

Nearly $95 million in federal funding will help support affordable housing in Virginia.

UVA says Chesapeake is now Virginia’s 2nd most-populous city

The southeastern Virginia city of Chesapeake has surpassed Norfolk to become the state’s second-most populous city.

Man arrested for double murder in Halifax County

An 18-year-old Alexandria man has been arrested and charged for Saturday’s murder in Halifax County.

Danville cat shot with arrow recovering, up for adoption

The Danville Area Humane Society says a cat found in January with an arrow in her has survived and is up for adoption.

Virginia Democrats at odds over terms of Confederate statue removals

House lawmakers called the new rules unnecessary.

Man shot after officer-involved shooting

According to the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office, one adult man was shot and deputies immediately rendered life-saving measures.

Woman seeks rightful owner of family photos

The search is on to find anyone who may know someone in photos over 25 years old.

House advances bill to allow food stamp benefits at certain restaurants

The House advanced a bill this week that will help individuals in Virginia with an annual income of less than $3,600 get a hot meal with their food stamps, from certain restaurants.

Stakeholders regroup after tobacco legislation falls short

Yan Gleyzer was watching via livestream when the state Senate voted Tuesday to defeat a bill that would prohibit the sale of flavored tobacco products.

Jail superintendent resigns, claiming poor conditions and operations, sources say

The Superintendent of Riverside Regional Jail, Colonel Carmen DeSadier, is resigning from her position after less than a year on the job.

Virginia superintendents plead for more funding in news conference

The Coalition of Small and Rural Schools of Virginia held a news conference at the Capitol this morning, pleading with state lawmakers for school funding.

  Woman with self-inflicted gunshot wound to head drives herself to fire station

Prince George Police said they are investigating after a woman was shot on Tuesday.

Senators announce more than $47M for programs across Virginia

More than $47 million in federal funding will support public housing and workforce development across Virginia.

Takes a village: Bear ‘foster mom’ raises cub saved by dog

An orphaned black bear cub was placed with a foster mother this week after the baby was rescued by a pet dog and carried gently to safety.

Charges dropped against only person arrested at Richmond gun rights rally

Prosecutors have dropped a felony charge filed against a woman who was cited for wearing a mask in public following a gun-rights rally at the Virginia Capitol last month.

Greater Richmond Convention Center hosting 2020 Virginia International Auto Show

The Greater Richmond Convention Center will be hosting the 2020 Virginia International Auto Show.

Buy one, get one free Valentine’s Day sale on Amtrak trips

Amtrak is showing how much they love their customers by having a buy one, get one sale for Valentine’s Day.

Virginia official apologizes for post on disabled students

The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star reports that Caroline County Supervisor Clay Forehand publicly apologized at the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

Bill preventing license suspension over court debt unanimously passes senate

When Brianna Morgan’s driver’s license was suspended due to court debt in 2014, her life became more challenging. Morgan was pregnant at the time and had two children, which made it difficult to get around without a car.

Study: Virginia has the rudest drivers

According to a study by Insurify, Virginia has the rudest drivers in the United States.

Inmate dies after being assaulted at Va. state prison

An inmate at Sussex II State Prison died at the hospital after officials say he was assaulted.

Staunton-area boxer gets Best of Working Group at Westminster

A boxer dog with ties to the Shenandoah Valley is leaving New York City with two more titles to add to her credentials.

  Marijuana decriminalization bills pass both chambers

Bills aim to reduce fines and penalties for adult offendors.

  The story of Barbara Johns and the road to integrated schools in Virginia

In the heart of Farmville, sitting between Main Street and Griffin Boulevard stood a museum that was once an overcrowded, segregated high school in 1951.

Virginia mother who abducted 4 children arrested in Indiana, officials say

A Stafford County mother who police say abducted her four children in June 2019 has been arrested in Indiana.

Lockdown lifted at King William Co. school after investigation into ‘threatening note’

A lockdown has been lifted at a King William County school after authorities conducted an investigation into a threatening note.