NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A layer of ice and a blanket of snow covered coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia early Saturday after a winter weather system brought colder temperatures and precipitation not often seen in the region.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Freezing rain, sleet and snow blew into coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Friday in a winter storm that forecasters say could snarl a region that's unaccustomed to winter precipitation.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday he’s confident his administration will win a court battle over his executive order allowing parents to opt out of school mask mandates for their children, but he advised parents to “listen to their principal” until the Supreme Court of Virginia issues its ruling.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Deja Kelly scored 18 points, Kennedy Todd-Williams added 15 and No. 20 North Carolina held Virginia to four points in the second quarter en route to a 61-52 victory on Thursday night.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order Thursday intended to continue offering hospitals, nursing homes and other health care providers extra flexibility as they deal with the latest COVID-19 surge driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Corporate interests with business before the state government cut hefty checks to Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's campaign committee after his victory in November through the end of December, according to finance reports filed this week.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Carolinas and Virginia were bracing for more winter weather on Thursday, with officials urging drivers to stay off potentially icy roads and schools canceling classes in coastal areas that don't frequently see frozen precipitation.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reece Beekman had 19 points, Jayden Gardner scored 14 and Virginia continued its bedevilment of Pitt beating the Panthers 66-61 on Wednesday night.
In securing its eighth straight win over the Panthers, Virginia (11-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) moved its all-time record against Pitt to 19-4 in a series that started in the 1957-58 season.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond residents living near the site where a statue of Confederate Gen.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum.
The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first USS Wisconsin before World War I.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for a Virginia murder has confessed to two additional slayings, one of which goes back 35 years, police said Wednesday.
Fairfax County Police said at a press conference that Charles Helem, 52, has been charged with murder for the 1987 slaying of Eige Sober-Adler, 37.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A technician died while working on an escalator at a Virginia department store on Wednesday morning, fire officials said.
The Richmond Fire Department said an escalator technician was doing maintenance at the Dillard’s at Stony Point Fashion Park and died after falling through the machine, news outlets reported.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new Republican governor was facing pushback from Democratic lawmakers, school districts and a group of parents who sued him Tuesday over an executive order that aims to create an opt-out for classroom mask mandates.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a former Tidewater Virginia sheriff convicted of federal bribery charges last year has requested a competency evaluation before sentencing, saying his client’s mental health has declined rapidly.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that in remarks Monday during the Urban League of Hampton Roads’ annual Martin Luther King Jr.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — History-making Republican Winsome Earle-Sears began her tenure presiding over the Virginia Senate on Monday as the state's first woman to serve as lieutenant governor and the first Black woman to hold statewide office.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Glenn Youngkin asked the divided Virginia General Assembly on Monday to work with him to enact his “sweeping vision of change” for the state by rolling back taxes, expanding school choice and boosting funding for law enforcement.
CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man was fatally shot in the parking lot of a police substation during a child custody exchange.
Chesterfield police said an officer was working in his patrol vehicle in the parking lot of the Appomattox Police Station heard a gunshot at about 6:30 p.m.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican bill targeting diversity efforts at Virginia’s “Governor’s Schools” would ban the 19 selective schools from using race and other factors in admissions.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the measure introduced by Del.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — School districts across Virginia were taking stock Sunday of the implications of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order that seeks to end mask mandates in schools, with some school systems saying they will continue to require masks.
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — A school district in Virginia plans to pull copies of the controversial book, “Gender Queer: A Memoir,” from its library shelves.
The Washington Post reports that Loudoun County school officials are citing color illustrations that were deemed inappropriate.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Striking a tone of bipartisanship and optimism, Virginia’s new governor, Glenn Youngkin, pledged to “restore trust in government and to restore power to the people” after he was sworn in to office Saturday.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts gave Virginia Tech the lead with just over a minute to go and Storm Murphy hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to earn the Hokies a 79-73 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jake LaRavia scored 15 points to lead four in double figures and Wake Forest pulled away in the final six minutes to beat Virginia 63-55 on Saturday, snapping a nine-game losing streak to the Cavaliers.
PETERSBURG, VA. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been charged with animal cruelty after officials say she buried her dog alive.
The Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office received a call Thursday from someone claiming to have witnessed the incident in the Jones Trailer Park.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former state employee who was fired after finding misconduct during an investigation of the Virginia Parole Board has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer and two top officials of outgoing Gov.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has tossed out a 2019 complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar from a conservative group alleging the Minnesota Democrat illegally spent campaign funds on her now-husband’s political consulting firm.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency Friday ahead of a storm expected to bring snow, sleet, ice, and freezing rain to much of the state this weekend.
In a statement, Northam urged Virginia residents to take the storm seriously and prepare ahead of time.
Virginia's outgoing governor has pardoned a state senator who was jailed after a sex scandal that involved a 17-year-old receptionist who later became his wife.
Sen. Joe Morrissey told The Associated Press that Gov.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Critics of outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring say he bent the law to suit his political goals. Herring, not surprisingly, sees it differently.
“I have just always tried to use the powers of the office for good and do as much good for people as I can, so that’s why I’m making the most of my term as attorney general,” Herring said in a phone interview.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's state superintendent of public instruction is resigning to become the head of Virginia's public school system.
The resignation of Wyoming State Superintendent Jillian Balow will be effective Sunday.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees urged the Virginia Senate on Friday to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's Cabinet.
POUND, Va. (AP) — The death of an inmate found unresponsive in his cell in a Virginia prison is under investigation, according to Department of Corrections officials.
Department spokesman Benjamin Jarvela said Anwar Phillips was found unresponsive in his cell at Red Onion State Prison early on Jan.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Ralph Northam first decided to jump into politics, he wasn't sure which party to join.
He chose the Democrats, and a decade and a half later — after a quick rise in politics and an explosive scandal that nearly drove him from office — the mild-mannered doctor from Virginia’s Eastern Shore is leaving office claiming to be the most progressive governor in the state's history.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Utah man has been sentenced to five years in prison for his part in a nationwide investment fraud scheme that targeted elderly victims and led to losses of nearly $30 million, officials said.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are warning people to avoid travel during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend as another winter storm approaches the East Coast just days after a previous storm halted traffic on part of Interstate 95.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Outgoing Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Thursday reversed more than 50 legal opinions issued by predecessors during the Jim Crow and Massive Resistance eras that justified segregation, interracial marriage bans and other racist laws.
PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state legislator was charged Wednesday with embezzling from a historical society where he worked.
Joseph Yost, 35, of Pearisburg was charged with four counts of embezzling from the Giles County Historical Society, The Roanoke Times reported.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia couple has pleaded guilty to submitting at least 40 fake loan applications totaling more than $5.1 million connected to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the U.S.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A newly empowered Republican majority assumed control of the Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday as the General Assembly opened its 2022 session under divided party control.
MUREHWA, Zimbabwe (AP) — Inside a sparsely furnished two-room home in rural Zimbabwe, a 3-month-old baby cries. His mother, Virginia Mavhunga, spends her days making trips to the well with a bucket on her head, selling fruits and vegetables at the roadside, cooking, cleaning, washing clothes — she has too much on her hands to offer her child, Tawananyasha, much comfort.
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Gruyere cheese does not have to come from the Gruyere region of Europe to be sold under the gruyere name, a federal judge has ruled.
A consortium of Swiss and French cheesemakers from the region around the town of Gruyeres, Switzerland, sued in U.S.