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  ‘Today is the beginning of a new era’: Outlook on impact of Biden-Harris administration

“The first year is going to be a balancing act between getting new initiatives and reversing Trump’s initiatives."

  Vaccinations underway for teachers in Henrico, Richmond and Chesterfield experiencing delays

Breaking down what’s inside the COVID-19 vaccines

  Biden’s first act: Executive orders on pandemic, climate, immigration

  Some unemployment benefit programs implemented, others still delayed

Sheriff’s office warns of phone scammer pretending to be deputy

Henrico police search for 2 men accused of stealing 3 cartons of cigarettes

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UVA rolls out COVID-19 mitigation plans ahead of spring semester

Va. lawmakers begin taking up dozens of election bills amid swirl of conspiracies

Hanover County creates call center for COVID-19 vaccination questions

Richmond police search for missing woman who may need medication

Free COVID-19 testing events in Richmond, Henrico for January

University of Richmond increasing COVID-19 prevalence testing

  Richmond Mayor, health leaders urge patience over COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney held a COVID-19 briefing Wednesday afternoon. The health department hopes to get to the rest of phase 1B people by the end of this month.

Over 320,000 Virginians receive COVID-19 vaccine | More than 39K fully vaccinated

So far, more than 320,000 Virginia residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine, according to data from the Virginia Department of Health.

Police: Man arrested in fatal shooting at Richmond hotel

Police say Marquise McCormick was charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in relation to the shooting.

Over 4,500 new COVID-19 cases reported in 24 hours | Positivity rate decreased to 13.5%

The Virginia Health Department reported 455,591 new COVID-19 cases in Virginia, a 4,515 case increase in the past 24 hours.

RPS staff vaccine appointments canceled, rescheduled

VCU Police: Suspect sought after stalking two students

  4,000 COVID-19 vaccines to be administered at Richmond Raceway starting Wednesday

Neo-Nazi group to pay $10K to Charlottesville car attack survivor

  News to Know for Jan. 20: Biden to be sworn in as 46th President; Mass vaccination event; Sunny, windy day

  RPS weighing whether to enact year-round schooling

Groups that oppose legalizing marijuana speak out

A General Assembly subcommittee began work on marijuana legislation Tuesday, as a coalition of opponents spoke out against legalization.

COVID-19 vaccinations begin Wednesday for Henrico Schools employees

Employees at Henrico County Public Schools will start to be vaccinated for COVID-19 starting on Wednesday.

Teacher on leave after video circulates defending mob march

Prince William County Public Schools say they are investigating.

UVA Student writes thousands of letters to servicemen and women overseas

2020 turned out to be tough for a lot of people, and that includes our servicemen and women deployed overseas. One UVA student went the extra mile to make sure our troops felt appreciated.

Want to know which vaccine phase you’re eligible for? Take the survey

The Virginia Department of Health does not have a section for people to sign-up to get the vaccine, but they are able to find out which phase of the rollout they are eligible for.

UVA adds five names to Memorial To Enslaved Laborers

The names of enslaved people who were owned by UVA and its professors are engraved on the Memorial to Enslaved Laborers. When the memorial was first erected, some members of Myra Anderson’s family weren’t included, so she went to work on getting them added.

Gubernatorial candidate McAuliffe calls for General Assembly to ban sale of assault weapons

Democratic Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe is calling for a ban on the sale of assault weapons.

  ‘None of it is acceptable’: Rash of racists messages sent across Central Va.

In a matter of four days the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police and Henrico Police all announced investigations were underway in each jurisdiction.

  Chesterfield Schools notifies employees of delay in vaccinations due to supply

Chesterfield County Public Schools told its teachers and staff that there has been a delay in vaccinating most employees due to supply issues with the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dominion Energy rolls out more electric school buses

Middlesex County Public Schools and Dominion Energy celebrated more electric school buses hitting the road in Virginia.

3 new COVID-19 cases detected during on-site testing event

GRTC said three new COVID-19 cases were found among its workforce during an on-site testing event for staff on Jan. 14.

Troopers investigating after vehicle shot at in Henrico

Virginia State Police are investigating after a driver was shot at in Henrico County on Tuesday.

  VDH sets COVID-19 vaccine timetable to reach distribution goals

VDH hopes to hit Governor Ralph Northam's target of 25,000 COVID-19 vaccine shots in arms per day by February 14 and 50,000 shots per day by April 1.

Senate lawmakers strip Chase of her last committee assignment

Lawmakers in the Virginia Senate stripped Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, of her last committee assignment Tuesday.

FEMA denies Gov. Northam’s request for funding after Capitol insurrection

Governor Ralph Northam’s office announced FEMA has denied a request for an emergency declaration for funding.

VDH launches dashboard for outbreaks in colleges, universities in Virginia

This dashboard includes confirmed outbreaks reported to VDH among public and private colleges and universities since August 1, 2020.

Senior Alert canceled for missing man with cognitive impairment

A Senior Alert has been canceled after a missing man with a cognitive impairment has been safely located.

Save the date! State Fair of Virginia coming in 2021

The state fair will be held from Sept. 24 through Oct. 3.

  News to Know for Jan. 19: Rise in COVID-19 cases; Vaccine interest forms; Virginia State Fair 2021

Take a look at our top headlines to get you out the door.

  AMBER Alert canceled for abducted 5-year-old

An AMBER Alert has been canceled for a child police say was abducted and believed to be in “extreme danger.” Police say the five-year-old has been located.

  Health officials warn coronavirus spreading faster through community spread

Monday, the state saw the second-highest daily total ever recorded with 7,245, which is right behind Sunday's total of nearly 10,000 new cases.

Interstate, bridge closures announced ahead of inauguration

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced several interstate and bridge closures that will take place ahead of the presidential inauguration.

Governor Northam gives remarks at virtual MLK Day event

That event was the fifth annual Dr. King Day of Advocacy.

Senate gathers on ‘Lobby Day’ under heightened security

Several gun-rights advocates came to Richmond on Monday, some of them heavily armed.

Boy dead after being hit by cars on Virginia highway

Virginia authorities are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who was struck by one or more vehicles.

Virginia’s gun reform advocates go virtual for Lobby Day 2021

While a caravan of pro-gun lobbyists made its way through Richmond for Lobby Day 2021, proponents of stricter gun laws were holding the 29th Annual Virginia Vigil & Advocacy Day to Prevent Gun Violence on Zoom.

Death investigation underway after man, woman shot in Petersburg

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 804-861-1212.

RPD: Dispute leads to man, woman firing shots

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

  Private school teachers eligible for vaccinations under Phase 1b

RHHD is clarifying, private school teachers will be vaccinated under Phase 1b, but at other vaccination events outside of this week's Richmond Raceway events.

  Councilman concerned about firearms ordinance enforcement in Richmond; at least 1 confiscated

Starting last week, went up around the city saying firearms were prohibited at permitted events and events that would require a permit, as well as certain designated areas near the event.

2 dogs die in fire after saving man

Dinwiddie Fire and EMS were called just before 6:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 to a house fire in the 12000 block of Old Stage Road.

Colonial Heights Schools to stay virtual this week

Colonial Heights Public Schools will stay virtual through Jan. 22 due to COVID-19.

Deputies arrest man suspected of robbing bank

Deputies were called just before 10 a.m. on Jan. 15 to the Atlantic Union Bank along Main Street in Bowling Green for the report of a robbery.

  2nd Amendment supporters from all over Virginia come to Richmond for Lobby Day

Whether they were on wheels or on foot, plenty of people showed up for a Second Amendment rally in downtown Richmond.

Hopewell City Schools will go virtual for Inauguration Day

The school district said the decision was made due to ‘predicted threats of violence in Richmond’.

Sheriff’s Office warns Amelia residents of ‘unsettling letters’

The Amelia County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of ‘unsettling propaganda’ being found in the village area.

Police: 22-year-old woman killed in Hanover crash

Police say a 22-year-old woman was killed in a crash in Hanover County.

Road closures for Lobby Day in Richmond

Police say if you live or work in the area surrounding Capitol Square and downtown, residents should expect disruptions to your usual routines.

  Ideas for paying off credit card debt

It happens all the time. A car breaks down or the AC Unit goes out. A big expense you never saw coming. It’s a new year and a new time to tackle debt.

Biden nominates former VSU Dean of Agriculture to Cabinet position

Dr. Bronaugh is one of five women nominated today by the Biden Administration to serve in the number two spot as Deputy Secretary at key Cabinet agencies.

  News to Know for Jan. 18: State Capitol security; Inauguration update; Phase 1b vaccines begin

Take a look at our top headlines before you head out the door.

Two men sent to hospital after Richmond shooting

Police say two men were transported to a local hospital on Sunday evening after a shooting in Richmond.

  Richmond police urge people to avoid State Capitol

Richmond police are urging people to avoid downtown in the area of the Virginia State Capitol.

  VDH urges vigilance as COVID-19 cases soar to record levels

In the past 24 hours, the Virginia Department of Health recorded nearly 10,000 new COVID-19 cases.

  Ashland police investigating hate symbols leaflets posted downtown

Ashland police officers are investigating several hate symbol leaflets that were posted on businesses on Sunday morning.

  Police identify woman killed in homicide on Richmond’s Southside

Police are investigating a homicide after a woman was found dead in the city’s Southside Saturday night.

  ‘It has to change:’ Mother of 18-year-old shot and killed by troopers asking for footage to be released

The family of Xzavier Hill, the 18-year-old teen shot and killed by police on I-64 on Jan. 9, says they are pleading for justice, asking that Virginia State Police release footage from the shooting.

  Eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine? Officials say fill out this interest form

The Richmond and Henrico Health District is urging people who qualify for groups 1A and 1B to fill out an interest form, found on vax.rchd.com.

Richmond to hold virtual info sessions on proposed zoning ordinances

The City of Richmond is proposing changes to its zoning ordinance and plans to discuss the amendments during several public information sessions.

  Police: Va. man arrested in D.C. with unauthorized credential, 500+ rounds of ammo

A Virginia man who showed police an unauthorized inauguration credential at a checkpoint in Washington, D.C. was arrested after a gun and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were found in his vehicle, NBC4 reports.

GRTC reports new COVID-19 case among employees

One additional employee at GRTC has tested positive for COVID-19, the transit company announced on Saturday.

Poll: Majority of Virginians say GA special session failed to address systemic racism

A majority of Virginians felt that the General Assembly’s 2020 special session did not address systemic racism, according to a recent poll from VCU’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

  Amtrak halting Va. routes ahead of Presidential Inauguration

Amtrak Northeast Regional trains will not operate south of Washington, D.C. next week leading up to the Presidential Inauguration.

Shenandoah Nat’l Park announces 2021 fee-free days

Shenandoah National Park will waive entrance fees on seven days throughout 2021, marking national holidays and appreciation for park patrons.

  Richmond police investigating ‘suspicious’ death at Bryan Park

Richmond police are investigating a “suspicious” death in Bryan Park.

Petersburg police investigating fatal pedestrian crash

Police in Petersburg are investigating a crash that left one pedestrian dead on Friday night.

VSU to host virtual events, volunteer opportunities honoring MLK Jr.

Virginia State University and Chesterfield County are joining together to host a panel discussions and other events as a way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Va. gubernatorial candidate releases plan to expand affordable child care

Virginia Senator and Democratic candidate for Governor Jennifer McClellan is touting a plan to expand access to affordable childcare.