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Richmond police identify fatal shooting victim

Jul. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Richmond, Virginia, have identified a fatal shooting victim. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 21-year-old Javonte Mangum died in the shooting early Sunday. Police say officers responded to a report of random gunfire at Creighton Road at about 3:47 a.m. When they...

Navy's new training facility creates realistic conditions

Jul. 21, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Few things can match training on a warship for a naval battle. But the Navy believes it's created something even better on shore. A new facility on Naval Station Norfolk will start training sailors July 22 to conduct anti-submarine warfare, air defense and surface combat in a way that...

Navy airman sentenced in murder-for-hire plot

Jul. 20, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy airman has been sentenced to 25 years confinement, with 15 years suspended, for attempting to kill his wife in a murder-for-hire plot. Uriel Gerardo-Olivas was sentenced Friday following a court-martial at Naval Station Norfolk. Media reports say he also will receive a...

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Jul. 20, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown. Democrats have threatened to boycott the event because they say Trump doesn't represent their...

Virginia slave dwellings being added to Google Street View

Jul. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In an effort to preserve and increase digital access to slave dwellings in Virginia, Charlottesville-based Virginia Humanities has created virtual tours of the living quarters and made them available on Google Street View. The virtual tours were released by Google on June 19,...

The Rush Limbaugh of Brazil lives in rural Virginia

Jul. 20, 2019 9:06 AM EDT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Thousands crowded onto the busiest streets of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, clad in the green and gold of the Brazilian flag, many chanting a slogan at the core of the nation's sudden shift to the right. "Olavo is right!" they yelled, in Portuguese. "Olavo is right!" More than 4,600...

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

Jul. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday. The diocese posted the pope's decision on its website, saying former bishop Michael Bransfield can't live within the diocese, can't...

3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

Jul. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three members of a white supremacist group were sentenced Friday to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Members of the now-defunct Rise Above...

Police: Woman injured after train hits truck which hits her

Jul. 19, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a woman who escaped a wreck involving a pickup truck at a railroad crossing was injured when a train hit the truck, which then hit her. Authorities tell news outlets that the unidentified 58-year-old woman was approaching the Fauquier County crossing on...

Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge

Jul. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman...