The fallout from the shooting of a teacher by a first-grader in Virginia has prompted a staff shakeup in the Newport News school district. In addition to the firing of Superintendent Gary Parker this week, the principal and assistant principal of Richneck Elementary School have also left th…
Several years of pandemic restrictions and curriculum battles have emboldened longtime advocates of funneling public funds to private and religious schools in statehouses throughout the country. Republicans and parents’ rights activists are pushing voucher-style education savings account pro…
A Democratic-led Virginia Senate panel has defeated several bills that would have restricted abortion access in the state. Among them was a measure that was a priority for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. The Senate Committee on Education and Health voted the measures down without debate Thur…
Boeing has pleaded not guilty to a criminal charge in a case revolving around two crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes. A federal judge in Texas took Boeing's plea Thursday. The judge is considering whether to appoint a special monitor to examine safety issues at the company. It's an unusual cas…
A northern Virginia man convicted nearly a decade ago of supporting the Islamic State group as a teenager has now been accused of violating his terms of release by meeting with a convicted Taliban supporter. According to court documents, the FBI photographed Ali Shukri Amin meeting with John…
The contract imposed on railroad workers last fall didn't resolve their quality-of-life issues, but there are indications the major freight railroads might start to address some of their concerns about demanding schedules and the lack of paid sick time. Most workers and their unions remain s…
An attorney says a Virginia teacher who was shot by a 6-year-old student during class plans to sue the school district. Diane Toscano, a lawyer for the 25-year-old teacher, Abigail Zwerner, said Wednesday that on the day of the shooting, concerned teachers and employees warned administrators…
Authorities in Virginia and Tennessee are continuing their search Friday for two inmates who escaped from a regional jail. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says the inmates escaped Thursday afternoon from a recreational yard at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority in Abingdon. On Friday, police found a stolen Cadillac SUV that they believe was used by the inmates on state Route 66 in Bulls Gap, Tennessee. The inmates _ 51-year-old Johnny Shane Brown of Rogersville, Tennessee, and 31-year-old Albert Lee Ricketson of Abingdon, Virginia _ are considered armed and dangerous. The sheriff’s office says Ricketson was convicted on two counts of first-degree murder. The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $5,000 reward each for information leading to their arrest.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday afternoon's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Cash Pop Lunch Break" game were:
Virginia House Republicans have voted down a range of bills that would have added new restrictions on firearms. Among the measures defeated in a marathon Thursday subcommittee meeting were a ban on assault-style weapons, a college campus gun ban and a gun-storage bill that were priorities for Democrats. The votes underscore that major action on gun laws is unlikely this year, given the divided control of the General Assembly. The House Public Safety subcommittee also advanced measures supported by gun rights groups that are likely to be defeated in the Senate.
A bill that would let Petersburg hold a public referendum on a proposed $1.4 billion casino while blocking Richmond from a second shot at a project rejected in 2021 has cleared an early hurdle. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the measure from Democratic Sen. Joe Morrissey advanced from a Senate subcommittee 7-2 Thursday. Morrissey and Petersburg officials argued Richmond does not need the economic boost that a casino would bring. A bill similar to Morrissey’s has been proposed in the House of Delegates.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The winning numbers in 's drawing of the Virginia Lottery's "Cash Pop Coffee Break" game were:
Several years of pandemic restrictions and curriculum battles have emboldened longtime advocates of funneling public funds to private and religious schools in statehouses throughout the country. Republicans and parents’ rights activists are pushing voucher-style education savings account proposals in a dozen states that would allow students to use taxpayer dollars toward education outside traditional K-12 schools. The debates have inflamed teachers’ unions and resurfaced concerns about efforts to gradually privatize public education. If enacted, they could transform the nature of state government’s relationship with the education system and deepen contrasts between how going to school looks in many red versus blue states.
After being found guilty of a misdemeanor stalking charge in October in Lynchburg General District Court, former Liberty University tight end Jerome Jackson was acquitted of the charge Friday in Lynchburg Circuit Court.
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A CNU survey says a plurality of Virginians support Gov. Glenn Youngkin's job performance, but a majority wants him to forgo a presidential bid.
The 50th anniversary of the 1973 signing of the Paris Peace Accords, the beginning of the end of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War, struck Virginia War Memorial director Clay Mountcastle as a good time for an exhibit at the memorial, looking at the lives of Virginia’s often overlooked Vietnam veterans.
A postal carrier was attacked and seriously injured by two Great Dane dogs in Lenoir on Thursday. Both dogs were seized by the Caldwell County Animal Care Enforcement.
A Lynchburg man was arrested after shots were fired in the city Wednesday evening, but no one was hurt, and no property was damaged, police said.
A 17-year-old boy was charged with multiple felonies in connection with a carjacking Thursday evening in Lynchburg, police said.
APPOMATTOX — A Meherrin man was found guilty Thursday of an attempted murder charge after coming onto school property with a gun in a vehicle at Appomattox County High School last March.
A Lynchburg man was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year behind bars on a drug distribution charge stemming from 2019, but wounding and firearm charges against him won’t move forward.
While Lynchburg City Council's Republican majority is generally unified on providing tax relief in some form, discussions on when and how remain heated.
Appomattox County Sheriff Donald Simpson recently announced he will not seek a second term in the Nov. 7 election.
Establishing a tourism zone is part of the board’s strategic plan approved in 2021.
Bedford Town Council unanimously approved matching a grant awarded to the town fire department to allow installation of three training towers at a regional fire service training facility.