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Beekman scores 18, Virginia survives late rally in 72-68 win over Boston College

Feb. 28, 2024 23:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Reece Beekman had 18 points and eight assists and Virginia held off a last-minute rally to defeat Boston College 72-68 on Wednesday night. Quinten Post’s jumper got Boston College within 70-65 with a minute to go. After a Virginia turnover, Mason Madsen hit a layup...

Legislation allowing recreational marijuana sales in Virginia heads to GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin

Feb. 28, 2024 19:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers passed legislation Wednesday that if approved by Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin would allow recreational retail sales of marijuana to begin next year. Under the bills, the state would start taking applications on Sept. 1 for cultivating,...

Virginia lawmakers again decline to put restrictions on personal use of campaign accounts

Feb. 28, 2024 19:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Wednesday defeated for another year campaign finance reform legislation that would have prohibited elected officials from spending political donations on personal expenses such as mortgages, vacations or gym memberships. Virginia — which...

FedEx ends naming rights agreement for the Washington Commanders stadium long known as FedEx Field

Feb. 28, 2024 19:28 PM EST

FedEx has ended its naming rights agreement to the Washington Commanders' stadium in Landover, Maryland, a venue that had been known since 1999 as FedEx Field. The move confirmed Wednesday comes two years prior to the expiration of the current agreement scheduled for 2026, and as the...

Virginia lawmakers defeat 'second look' bill to allow inmates to ask court for reduced sentences

Feb. 28, 2024 18:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that would have allowed people with lengthy prison terms to petition a court to consider reducing their sentences after serving a minimum of 15 years was defeated in the Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday. This is the third consecutive year that a...

Registrar encourages Richmond voters to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots

Feb. 28, 2024 06:27 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The top elections official in Virginia’s capital is urging city residents to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots for next week’s presidential primary amid reports of mail delivery problems. General Registrar Keith Balmer said at a recent...

Madsen leads Boston College against Virginia after 21-point performance

Feb. 28, 2024 03:48 AM EST

Virginia Cavaliers (20-8, 11-6 ACC) at Boston College Eagles (15-12, 6-10 ACC) Boston; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Eagles -1.5; over/under is 126.5 BOTTOM LINE: Boston College hosts the Virginia Cavaliers after Mason Madsen scored 21...

Mintz scores 29 points and Syracuse wins third straight game, beating Hokies 84-71

Feb. 27, 2024 21:27 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Judah Mintz scored 29 points and Syracuse again withstood a second-half rally before pulling away from Virginia Tech 84-71 on Tuesday night in the Orange's season home finale. Mintz was 10-of-17 shooting and made all eight of his free throws. JJ Starling...

Proposed new Virginia 'tech tax' sparks backlash from business community

Feb. 27, 2024 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Trade associations representing hundreds of companies that do business in Virginia have come out swinging against a proposal to expand the state sales tax to cover digital goods, something Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed and Democrats endorsed in their budget...

BWX: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 27, 2024 17:23 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — BWX Technologies Inc. (BWXT) on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $65.9 million. The Lynchburg, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 72 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.01 per...