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Radford: COVID cases linked to fraternity party

Oct. 21, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Another fraternity at Radford University in Virginia is facing consequences for allegedly violating pandemic-related safety guidelines. TV station WDBJ reports the school's Kappa Alppha Psi chapter was placed on an interim suspension and is being afforded a conduct hearing after...

Police: Virginia man stabbed 2 teens near middle school

Oct. 21, 2020 7:28 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A 46-year-old man has been accused of stabbing two teens during an altercation near a middle school in Virginia. Responding officers found the victims, aged 17 and 18, with stab wounds in a parking lot by Carver Middle School Tuesday evening, Chesterfield County Police said in a...

More Virginia colleges scrap traditional spring break

Oct. 20, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A growing number of Virginia colleges are announcing that spring break will be canceled or modified in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Virginia Tech, located in Blacksburg, announced plans Monday. The biggest change is that the university will not have a week-long spring...

Virginia Military Institute cadets applaud during a speech by Vice President Mike Pence at Cameron Hall, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Lexington, Va. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Probe ordered of VMI after Post's report on racist incidents

Oct. 20, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — State officials have ordered an outside investigation into the Virginia Military Institute following a report in The Washington Post that described Black cadets and alumni facing “relentless racism." Gov. Ralph Northam co-wrote a letter Monday with other state officials and...

Hospitals resolve complaints of clergy access amid pandemic

Oct. 20, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

CLINTON, Md. (AP) — Hospitals in Maryland and Virginia have resolved religious discrimination complaints with federal officials over the hospitals' decisions to block clergy access to patients during the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. In response...

Maya Gebler, center, Cate and Sophie Carroll , right, write letters to fairies in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday Oct. 12, 2020. In the last few months, more than 700 letters have arrived at a fairy tree village outside the home of a journalist and children's book author. (AP Photo/Ben Finley).

Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia

Oct. 20, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With the coronavirus lockdown and school out for the summer, 9-year-old Maya Gebler’s social world had shrunk to her immediate family and a few friends. When her human pen pals stopped writing, she turned to the fairies who had taken up residence at a tree in her Virginia...

Officials: COVID-19 worsening Richmond schools absenteeism

Oct. 20, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A top public school official in Virginia's capital city says the pandemic has “exacerbated” an existing problem with chronic absenteeism. About 1 in 5 students in Richmond Public Schools are on track to be chronically absent, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, citing...

Cult classic ginger ale made in Virginia being discontinued

Oct. 20, 2020 10:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A nearly century-old cult-classic ginger ale that's made in Virginia is being discontinued. Facing an aluminum can shortage during the pandemic this year, Coca-Cola had already ceased production of Northern Neck Ginger Ale in July, The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday. Now, the...

Official: 4 hospitalized after car crashes into store

Oct. 20, 2020 8:00 AM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Four people have been hospitalized for injuries they sustained when a car crashed into a store in Virginia. The incident happened Monday afternoon when the vehicle ran into Visionworks, an eye care store, in Midlothian, WRIC-TV reported. David Swaby was in the store during the...

Spiders' Sherod to miss season after tearing ACL in practice

Oct. 19, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond guard and captain Nick Sherod will miss the coming season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in practice, coach Chris Mooney said Monday. Sherod, a redshirt senior, was injured Thursday, a day after the team's first official practice. It was his second season-ending...