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Cat shot in the head with arrow undergoes emergency surgery

Feb. 18, 2020 9:52 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — An animal welfare group in Virginia has removed an arrow from the head of a cat that had been wounded in West Virginia. The Washington Post reports that the Animal Welfare League of Arlington performed the surgery on Sunday. The arrow failed to penetrate any major organs or...

Gov. Northam awards grants for computer science education

Feb. 18, 2020 4:07 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced new school grants aimed at promoting computer science education. Northam said Monday he had approved a total of $1.3 million in grants to a number of public schools and colleges. Lawmakers authorized the grants last year, which are to be used...

Conference aimed at teaching veterans how to become farmers

Feb. 18, 2020 4:04 AM EST

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (AP) — Virginia State University is sponsoring a two-day conference designed to help military veterans who are starting new careers as farmers. The university's Small Farm Outreach Program is teaming up with the Farmer Veteran Coalition to host “Boots to Roots” March...

Marquette's Markus Howard (0) goes up for a shot against Villanova's Collin Gillespie (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

New 3-point line leading to lower shooting percentages

Feb. 18, 2020 2:07 AM EST

The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball. Shooting percentages are down, historically low. Attempts also have dropped, slightly. Clogged lanes? Depends on who you ask. “I don’t think it’s changed a...

Bishop's 24 points power Norfolk St past Coppin St, 80-60

Feb. 17, 2020 10:40 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Bishop tied his season high with 24 points as Norfolk State won its seventh consecutive home game, routing Coppin State 80-60 on Monday night. Tyrese Jenkins had 15 points for Norfolk State (13-13, 9-2 Mid-Eastern Conference). Steven Whitley added 11 points and 12 rebounds. Joe...

FILE - This Monday an. 20, 2020 file photo shows pro gun demonstrators holding signs in front of the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va. In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Feb. 17, 2020 4:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew cheers from a...

Sen. Amanda Chase, R-Chesterfield, announces that she is running for governor of Virginia in 2021, during a press conference outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia Republican announces gubernatorial run

Feb. 17, 2020 4:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Republican state senator says she's running for governor next year as an unabashed conservative whose top priority will be to promote gun rights. Sen. Amanda Chase announced her candidacy Monday to a crowd of about 100 outside the Capitol on Monday, saying voters were...

Virginia moves toward banning conversion therapy

Feb. 17, 2020 4:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly is moving to ban the discredited practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ children. Conversion therapy is a practice used to try to change sexual orientation or gender identity. The Virginia Senate voted Monday to ban licensed therapists and counselors...

Teenager, adult dead in shootings at Virginia apartment

Feb. 17, 2020 2:18 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man and a teenager died in weekend shootings at a Virginia apartment, police said on Monday. Norfolk police said 62-year-old Milton Washington Jr. and the 16-year-old male — unnamed in a news release — were pronounced dead at the scene of Sunday night’s shooting...

Virginia kennel owner charged after dead dogs discovered

Feb. 17, 2020 10:40 AM EST

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Virginia kennel has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities said they discovered more than 20 dead hunting dogs there. Dinwiddie County Animal Control, acting on an anonymous tip, went to the property off of U.S Highway 1 and discovered the dead dogs inside...