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Large, peaceful protest underway in Richmond

Northam, state leaders call on Virginians to unite following unrest in Richmond

Numerous businesses set on fire, damaged & looted overnight in Richmond

COVID-19 cases surpass 44,000 in Virginia with 1,375 deaths reported

Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments

Man seriously injured in shooting during violent overnight protests in Richmond

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Over 5,800 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Virginia hospitals

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

2 Capitol Police officers injured during second night of violent protests in downtown Richmond

  Dumpster fires set during second night of protests in downtown Richmond

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

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

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,”

Following months of workplace complaints, Northam proposes on-the-job safety rules for COVID-19

His administration said Northam also wants the new rules to address masks in non-public-facing businesses and require employers to notify employees if a co-worker tests positive for the virus.

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.

Chesterfield continues offering free COVID-19 testing through June

Virginia Repertory Theater hosts virtual summer camps

New Kent County hosting COVID-19 testing event

Flying Squirrels looking for residents making difference through community program

Digital map provides access to historic African-American cemetery online

Several lottery customer service centers around Virginia begins reopening

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.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to install outdoor sculpture exhibit

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens will be installing an outdoor sculpture exhibit as they plan to reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘This is not the city I know’; Richmond Mayor and other leaders speak out on protest

Many say they feel the frustrations but condemn the violence and destruction.

GRTC suspends all services through weekend; Services will resume Monday morning

The GRTC announced that the company has suspended all services through the weekend. Services will resume on Monday morning.

New traffic pattern begins on Airport Drive in Henrico

All northbound and southbound lanes will be shifted onto the existing southbound side of Airport Drive for crews to begin work in the northbound lanes.

  Old Dominion Energy headquarters demolished in downtown Richmond

The former Dominion Energy headquarters is scheduled for implosion at 7 a.m. Saturday.

  Old Dominion Energy headquarters demolished in downtown Richmond

The former Dominion Energy headquarters is scheduled for implosion at 7 a.m. Saturday.

GRTC Pulse bus destroyed during overnight protests; service delayed Saturday morning

GRTC service is being delayed Saturday morning after protesters set a Pulse bus on fire overnight.

  Protests over George Floyd’s death turn violent in downtown Richmond

Hundreds of people marched down Broad Street in Richmond on Friday evening to protest George Floyd’s death.

News to Know: As COVID-19 continues to spread, here’s everything you need to know

To make it easier to stay up to date, NBC12 put everything you need to know in one place.

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.

  Petersburg gives restaurant, bar owners way to expand seating during COVID-19 pandemic

Businesses in Petersburg are expanding beyond their existing walls and patios closing a portion of Sycamore Street and opened its new outdoor seating area with 40 picnic table in hopes to make up for the revenue lost by COVID-19.

Fourth positive rabies case of 2020 confirmed in Henrico

Henrico police said the fourth positive rabies case of 2020 in the county has been confirmed.

  Richmond leaders speak out on George Floyd’s death; peaceful events planned for weekend

Many protest are planned all across the nation, including here in Richmond, in response to what’s happening in Minnesota.

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.

Autism Society debuts new challenge to replace canceled event

The Autism Society of Central Virginia is canceling its 18th Annual 5K and Family Fun Day.

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.

  Richmond enters phase one of reopening

The City of Richmond is officially in phase one of re-opening along with Northern Virginia and Accomack County.

Phase One for Richmond City offices, facilities begins Monday

The City of Richmond entered Phase One of reopening on Friday, and city offices and facilities will enter their Phase One operations on Monday, which largely entails the phasing in of limited in-person services in key city facilities.

Henrico Schools employee present at meal distributions tests positive for COVID-19

A Henrico County Public Schools employee who was present at meal distributions at Longan Elementary School has tested positive for coronavirus.

Richmond-area restaurants open for outdoor seating, curbside pickup, and delivery

Restaurants across Central Virginia and what services they're offering.

  Retiree reflects on career inside Dominion building

There are likely countless stories within the walls of the former dominion headquarters and for Paula Jacobson, just about every one of them is a happy memory. Jacobson started working at the East Cary Street building one year after it was constructed in the summer of 1979.

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

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.

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.

  News to Know for May 29: Mask mandate begins; Richmond enters Phase One; Dominion demolition details; Unsettled weather continues

Before you head anywhere today, make sure you bring your mask!

  First Alert Weather Day: Isolated strong storm possible Friday afternoon/evening

There is a low chance for strong to severe thunderstorms on Thursday.

A look at how restaurant inspections have changed

Richmond restaurant inspections have been slightly changed.

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.

  Richmond businesses excited to reopen Friday with safety guidelines in place

Friday, businesses in Richmond will join other parts of the state in entering phase one of re-opening. While stores are opening, it still won’t be business as usual.

  Governor Northam details mask mandate enforcement

Friday also marks a big change in the state: to go into a public building or business you will have to wear a mask.

  Police arrest man suspected of shooting Chesterfield officer in leg

The person accused of opening fire on Chesterfield police officers Wednesday night, with a bullet striking one in the leg, has been arrested police said.

Henrico Schools considering 5 different options for return to school in fall

Henrico County Public Schools is considering five different options for returning to school in the fall.

Chesterfield announces $5 million for ‘Back in Business’ grant program

Chesterfield County is launching the “Back in Business” grant program to support small businesses negatively impacted by 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.

  Special Olympics Virginia Law Enforcement Torch Run to carry on virtually

It's a staple of the Special Olympics Virginia Summer Games- the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

  Louisa girl collecting toys for her birthday to give to children at St. Jude

Birthdays in a pandemic have certainly changed, but long before parties were canceled, one little girl was already celebrating her June birthday a little differently.

GRTC hosting voluntary COVID-19 testing event for employees

GRTC is hosting a voluntary COVID-19 testing event for its employees on June 1.

Virginia individual income tax deadline is June 1

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

Richmond and Henrico Health District holding community COVID-19 testing events in June

The Richmond and Henrico Health District has announced community COVID-19 testing events for the first week of June.

Hanover Tomato Festival canceled due to coronavirus concerns

The Hanover County Tomato Festival, which usually draws large crowds to Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns.

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.

Police: Man charged with murder in connection to death of 22-year-old woman on bicycle path

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective J. Baynes at 804-646-3617 or contact Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

Petersburg closes street to increase space for outdoor dining

Petersburg has closed a portion of Sycamore Street to allow for increased outdoor dining.

Police arrest 2 in connection to shooting death of woman

Anyone with further information is asked to call Major Crimes Detective P. Ripley at (804) 646-0423 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

Fire marshal investigating cause of Henrico house fire

The Henrico Fire Marshal is investigating the origin and cause of a house fire that happened Thursday afternoon.

Hopewell superintendent named Virginia Superintendent of the Year

Hopewell City Schools Superintendent Dr. Melody D. Hackney has been named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year.