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COVID-19 cases nearing 48,000 in Virginia with 1,445 deaths reported

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reported 47,856 total positive coronavirus tests throughout the state Thursday - a 951 case jump since Wednesday.

Deputies: Virginia man assaulted 3 people due to their race

Virginia Department of Corrections preparing for summer heat

13-year-old pleads guilty in connection to the stabbing death of Tessa Majors

VA 30-Day Fund commits $100,000 to businesses damaged by protests

Liberty University campus police and protesters come together during demonstration

Harrisonburg woman dies after kayak overturned on James River

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On this day: Captain Jack Jouett begins famous overnight ride that rivals that of Paul Revere

On this day: Nearly 50,000 Union troops launch assault at Cold Harbor

Green New Deal Virginia Coalition Summit will take place virtually

  Gov. Northam speaks publicly for first time on recent unrest in Virginia

  Northam: Most of Virginia to move into Phase Two starting on Friday

AHIP launches $100k fundraising campaign to help central Virginia families with home repairs

Virginia county pulls officers from DC after Trump photo-op

Arlington County has pulled its officers out of the District of Columbia after they helped clear peaceful protesters from a park so that President Donald Trump could have a photo opportunity outside the White House.

GRTC to operate under normal schedule Tuesday

GRTC buses are back in service Monday after being suspended over the weekend.

Man gets 10-month sentence for threatening Muslim politician

A jury convicted the 53-year-old man of posting a threatening tweet directed at Virginia politician Qasim Rashid.

Sheriff’s Office: Tear gas used after protesters throw rocks, bottles at deputies

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said it deployed tear gas and pepper balls after protesters started to throw rocks and bottles at deputies.

More emergency SNAP benefits to be released

Virginia launches workplace safety investigations into seven employee deaths from COVID-19

Free fishing days scheduled for June 5-7

Violent crime in Virginia increases by two percent, according to 2019 crime report

Senior Alert canceled for elderly man from Fairfax County

Art illumination honors front line workers at Charlottesville area hospitals

Hospital testing sheds some light on extent of asymptomatic COVID-19 in Virginia

In the weeks since Virginia’s hospitals have reopened for non-life-threatening procedures, many have implemented wider COVID-19 testing protocols to protect patients and staff from the virus.

Officers injured, two people arrested during “destructive demonstrations” in Lynchburg

Two Lynchburg police officers were injured after protests turned violent overnight into Monday.

DMV reopens additional locations; customers should make appointments ahead of time

The Department of Motor Vehicles announced they will open an additional five customer service locations starting on May 26.

Dominion Energy proposes four-month ‘no disconnection’ policy for customers

Dominion Energy has announced the company will be issuing a four-month ‘no disconnection’ policy for customers who are financially struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Children’s Museum closing Fredricksburg location due to pandemic

The Children’s Museum announced they will be permanently closing its Fredricksburg location.

Radio host, pawn store owner filing lawsuit over Gov. Northam’s mask policy

Charlottesville radio host Rob Schilling and pawn shop Owner Tobey Bouch are suing Governor Ralph Northam and other state officials over the mask mandate.

9th inmate dies due to COVID-19 in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Corrections reports that a ninth inmate in Virginia has died due to COVID-19.

Unlawful Assembly declared to protesters in Fredricksburg

Fredricksburg police say an unlawful assembly was declared to a group of protestors in downtown.

Northam declares state of emergency, calls on Virginians to unite following unrest in Richmond

Governor Ralph Northam and other state leaders have called on Virginians to unite following protests that occurred in the city of Richmond.

Teenagers organize march attended by hundreds in Baton Rouge over death of George Floyd

Baton Rouge joined the growing list of cities across the United States where marches have been held in objection to excessive use of force by members of law enforcement, particularly during interactions with people of color.

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

The headquarters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in Richmond also burned for a time and had graffiti scrawled on its exterior.

On this day: 12 people are killed in Virginia Beach mass shooting

On May 31, 2019, a deadly mass shooting at a municipal building in Virginia Beach. 12 people died including a contractor trying to get a permit and 11 other city employees.

For survivors, families and friends, the bloody summer of 2019 isn’t a distant memory

On May 31, Virginia Beach will mark one year since an employee fatally shot 12 people at the city’s municipal center.

  “It’s not fair”: Business owners clean up after overnight protests

The protests which started off with peaceful marching without warning transitioned to acts of vandalism and destruction to local business, property.

Virginia ABC planning to roll out home liquor delivery

Just like other retailers adapting to the coronavirus pandemic, the state-run liquor monopoly has been exploring options to get its products to customers with minimal human-to-human contact.

Virginia Department of Health won’t be conducting inspections to enforce new mask order

“VDH expects the public to voluntarily comply with the provisions of the order,”

Lynchburg Mayor named to Northam’s New College Institute Administration

Lynchburg Mayor Treney Tweedy was appointed Friday to Governor Ralph Northam’s administration as a member of the New College Institute board.

Virginia Repertory Theater hosts virtual summer camps

The summer camps will offer an accessible online space for creation and connection.

New Kent County hosting COVID-19 testing event

New Kent County will be hosting a COVID-19 testing event for residents.

Several lottery customer service centers around Virginia begins reopening

Beginning June 1, several lottery customer service centers around Virginia will reopen for business.

Protesters flood the streets of Charlottesville in honor of George Floyd

Protesters in Charlottesville showed their support for George Floyd during a rally in front of the city’s police department Saturday afternoon.

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday, some victims’ family members say it has effectively been forgotten after the national spotlight moved on to other mass killings, and more recently has been all but eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Dermatologist gives some tips on how to avoid skin irritation while wearing masks

Everyone in the state of Virginia is now mandated to wear a mask to help fight the spread of the coronavirus. However, wearing those masks can often cause irritation to the skin, especially wearing them long periods of time.

When should you get tested for coronavirus antibodies?

Many people are opting to get the antibody test out of curiosity, or maybe they think they had COVID-19 without any symptoms. But if you get tested too soon, the results may not be accurate.

U. of Virginia announces in-person classes set for August

University leaders said most classes will still be offered remotely.

Can you wear a mask and carry a concealed weapon during the pandemic?

Carrying concealed weapons while wearing a mask is allowed when the governor has declared a state of emergency.

UVA Health: Stroke health is important during pandemic

University of Virginia Health is urging people who are suffering from symptoms of stroke to call 911 despite the pandemic, saying every minute is critical in preventing long-term injuries.

Virginia State Parks opens more beaches for recreational use

Virginia State Parks has opened up more tidal beaches after Gov. Ralph Northam gave them the go-ahead to open back up for recreational use.

Police seek information in connection to assault that left man fighting for life

Richmond police are asking the public to come forward with any information in connection to an aggravated assault that left a man fighting for his life.

Virginia’s annual crime report shows increase in violent crime for 2019

Virginia State Police has released its annual “Crime in Virginia” report for 2019. It’s the state’s official and only comprehensive report breaking down local and statewide crime figures for the year.

Charlottesville fire marshal: Church fire caused by oily rags

Investigators believe oily rags caused a fire at University Baptist Church Wednesday, May 27.

Virginia ABC limiting some whiskey purchases

Many of them are in short supply, and officials want to make products available to as many customers as possible

On this day: Robert E. Lee statue is unveiled in Richmond - the beginning of Monument Avenue

It took 10 years for development to finally reach the statue, which is when Richmond’s famous Monument Avenue was born.

On this day: Patrick Henry, known for fiery speech inside St. John’s Church, is born

On May 29, 1736, American Revolutionary leader Patrick Henry was born in Studley, Virginia.

3rd inmate dies of coronavirus at Buckingham; 7th to die in state

The Virginia Department of Corrections reports a seventh Virginia inmate has died due to COVID-19.

Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office cancels Trunk-N-Treat for 2020

The Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office has canceled Trunk-N-Treat already for 2020.

Yes, disobeying Virginia’s mask order could carry a criminal charge. But Northam appears to be counting on compliance.

Timing wasn’t the only thing that set Gov. Ralph Northam’s new mask mandate apart.

Virginia honors Class of 2020 at virtual event Friday

Virginians are invited to join Governor Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam in honoring the achievements of the Class of 2020 during a statewide virtual celebration Friday.

Virginia truck driver shot dead in high speed chase on NY highway

On Wednesday evening, deputies in Livingston County, New York, pursued a suspect in a high-speed chase on Interstate 390 after they say a Harrisonburg tractor-trailer driver refused to comply during a traffic stop.

Homemade explosive device found in pickup; driver charged

Virginia State Police have charged an Amherst County man with one felony count of manufacturing/possession of an explosive device following a traffic stop Monday night.

Names released of big rig drivers killed in connected crashes on I-81

Two tractor-trailer drivers are dead following connected crashes in Botetourt County Thursday morning.

Virginia individual income tax payment deadline is June 1

The deadline for Virginia’s individual income tax payment deadline is June 1.

Virginia DMV extends validity of licenses and registrations

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is extending the validity of driver's licenses and other forms of identification that have expired for Virginians amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

  One year later: Remembering the victims killed in Dinwiddie church van crash

It’s been one year since a truck carrying a trailer plowed into the back of a Blackstone church van, killing four people and sending several others to the hospital.

Culpeper teacher accused of soliciting former student

A Culpeper High School math teacher is accused of soliciting one of his former students through a social media platform.

Virginia lags in implementing extended unemployment benefits

Tens of thousands of Virginians who are eligible for an expanded unemployment benefits Congress enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic are waiting for their money because the state hasn’t managed to get the program running yet.

  Sen. Kaine, wife have coronavirus antibodies, indicating earlier infection

Sen. Tim Kaine and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies.

CVS opens dozens of new COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout Virginia

CVS is opening dozens of new COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites throughout the state of Virginia.

Opening your business? You should probably flush your water first

Since businesses have been closed since March, water has been sitting in the pipes, growing bacteria.

Virginia attorney general warns businesses about charges

Warnings have been issued to more than 100 businesses in Virginia about price gouging during the COVID-19 pandemic, the state’s attorney general said Wednesday.

  Va. lodging industry launches safety initiative as commonwealth reopens

With most of the commonwealth under phase one guidelines, a new initiative called “Safe Stay” is being implemented by Virginia’s lodging industry to focus on the enhanced practices, social interactions, and workplace protocols in response to COVID-19 pandemic

New hazing lawsuit filed against Virginia Tech

A new lawsuit connected to an alleged blood pinning incident at Virginia Tech has been filed against the university.

Shooting investigation underway after 1 injured in Prince George County

A shooting investigation is underway after one person was injured in Prince George County on Wednesday.

2020 spring gobbler season has second-highest harvest on record in Va.

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said the 2020 spring gobbler season was the second-highest harvest on record in Virginia.

Virginia Department of Fire Program employee accused of stealing money from department

An employee with the Virginia Department of Fire Program is accused of stealing money from the department’s education assistance program.

Are your favorite July Fourth events happening? Find out here

We’ve complied everything you need to know about the top events in Central Virginia right here.

8 killed on Virginia roads during Memorial Day weekend

Of the eight individuals killed two were riding on motorcycles and one was a pedestrian. Statewide, Virginia troopers statewide responded to 480 crashes, cited 2,489 reckless drivers and arrested 70 impaired drivers.

Spotsylvania County cancels annual ‘Stars and Stripes Spectacular’

Spotsylvania County is canceling its annual “Stars and Stripes Spectacular” at the Courthouse District.