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Farmer keeps cows out of the creek to fight water pollution

May. 28, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

WIRTZ, Va. (AP) — The herd of Black Angus cows that approached Alex Hunt on his Franklin County farm, hoping for a handout of grain, seemed benevolent enough. But if left to freely roam 430 acres of fields and forest, the cattle would surely head for one of four creeks on the land....

Class teaches techniques to protect bay, green spaces

May. 28, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carla Pool arrived at Second Baptist Church on Broad Rock Boulevard and followed the purple arrows down the hallway to the Multi-Purpose Room. She and her mother were among the first to arrive for their Tuesday night class is South Richmond. Pool and about 20...

Jury's duty in Depp-Heard trial doesn't track public debate

May. 28, 2022 07:44 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A seven-person civil jury in Virginia will resume deliberations Tuesday in Johnny Depp's libel trial against Amber Heard. What the jury considers will be very different from the public debate that has engulfed the high-profile proceedings. For six weeks,...

Robotic buoys developed to keep Atlantic right whales safe

May. 28, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

A Cape Cod science center and one of the world’s largest shipping businesses are collaborating on a project to use robotic buoys to protect a vanishing whale from lethal collisions with ships. A lab at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution developed the technology, which uses buoys...

Former Virginia Tech player acquitted in 2021 beating death

May. 27, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va (AP) — A jury on Friday acquitted a former Virginia Tech football player who had been accused of fatally beating a man he says he initially believed from a Tinder match to be a woman. Former player Isimemen Etute, 19, was found not guilty of a charge of...

22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

May. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Police: Teen charged in shooting of 9-year-old girl

May. 27, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A 15-year-old Virginia boy has been arrested and charged in a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition, police said. Prince William County police said the teen is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding,...

Virginia man found guilty in ex-girlfriend's strangulation

May. 27, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A jury found a Virginia man guilty on Friday of murdering his ex-girlfriend almost four years in front of the couple’s young toddlers. Lamont Johnson, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bellamy Gamboa, 39, in July 2018, The...

Simon's 8 Ks lead Notre Dame into ACC semifinals

May. 27, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Liam Simon tied a career high with eight strikeouts while allowing just two hits in five innings and No. 3 seed Notre Dame beat fifth-seeded Virginia 3-0 on Friday in the ACC Tournament. Notre Dame (35-13) had already secured a spot in the semifinals after...