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A resident is removed from the Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Gallatin, Tenn. Multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus at the facility Friday. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a statewide

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

Apr. 2, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too late...

Stephanie Owens looks over the garden with her son, Cole, as they tend to it at their home Wednesday March 25 , 2020, in Glen Allen, Va. Owens is a pharmacist who has had to continue to go to work, but has been able to spend more time with her kids because they are home from school . One of the activities that they have done is planting the garden. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A walk through town: Families, coronavirus and togetherness

Mar. 28, 2020 6:31 AM EDT

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — In a quiet suburb just north of Richmond, Virginia, a mother and her three children spend a weekday afternoon planting a small garden of spinach, red cabbage and lettuce. Across town, a dad teaches his kids how to play volleyball on an empty court. In a sprawling park, a father shows...

Liberty University's football stadium is empty as students were welcomed back to the university's campus, Tuesday March 24 , 2020, in Lynchburg, Va. Officials in Lynchburg, said Tuesday they were fielding complaints and concerns about the hundreds of students that have returned from their spring break to Liberty University, where President Jerry Falwell Jr. has welcomed them back amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Governor urges Falwell to rethink welcoming students

Mar. 25, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Virginia's governor asked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Wednesday to reconsider his decision to welcome students back to the Lynchburg campus this week after their spring break. Speaking at a news conference in Richmond, Gov....

Judge won't free man linked to extremists over virus risk

Mar. 20, 2020 3:44 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The risk of exposure to the coronavirus in jail does not warrant freeing a 19-year-old Maryland man while he awaits trial on criminal charges stemming from his membership in a violent white supremacist group, a federal magistrate judge ruled Friday. William Garfield Bilbrough IV...

This photo provided by NerdWallet shows Annie Colpitts posing in a doorway of her tiny home, in Ashland, Va. Colpitts designed and helped build the home. (Courtesy of Annie Colpitts/NerdWallet via AP)

How I bought a tiny home; one woman's story

Mar. 18, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

HGTV shows have popularized tiny homes — typically those smaller than 400 square feet — in a big way. Many people are drawn to this alternative path to homeownership as a way to save before committing to a more expensive piece of property. However, getting a tiny home is different from the typical...

FILE - In this file image from a Jan. 1, 2020, surveillance video released by the U.S. Attorney's office in Maryland, Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leave a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. In a court filing Wednesday, March 11, 2020, Lemley, accused of joining a white supremacist group and discussing violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia, is seeking his pretrial release from federal custody.  (U.S. Attorney via AP, File)

Man linked to extremist group seeks release from jail

Mar. 11, 2020 2:14 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man accused of joining a white supremacist group and discussing violence at a gun rights rally in Virginia is seeking his pretrial release from federal custody. In a court filing Wednesday, defense attorney Ned Smock asked a federal magistrate judge in Greenbelt,...

In this Thursday, March 5, 2020 photo, Virginia State Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, speaks during an interview in his office at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. The former prosecutor-turned-defense attorney, who calls himself

Scandal-scarred Virginia lawmaker now seeks justice reform

Mar. 11, 2020 1:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a few years ago, Joe Morrissey's political career appeared to be over. The former prosecutor-turned-defense attorney was pressured into resigning from the Virginia House of Delegates after he was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old receptionist at his law firm. But Morrissey,...

Del. Delores McQuinn, D-Richmond, right, gives an impassioned speech for passage of HB 1537, her bill that would allow the removal, relocation or altering memorials to war veterans, during the floor session of the Virginia House of Delegates inside the State Capitol in Richmond, VA Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. The bill passed, 53-46. Looking on are, from left, Del. Jeff Bourne, D-Richmond, Del. Rip Sullivan, D-Fairfax and Del. Kathleen Murphy, D-Fairfax. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Lawmakers pass bill allowing Confederate monument removals

Mar. 8, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some of Virginia's scores of Confederate monuments could soon be removed under legislation state lawmakers approved Sunday. The Democratic-led House and Senate passed measures that would undo an existing state law that protects the monuments and instead let local governments decide...

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Correction: Virginia-Renewable Energy story

Mar. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story March 5, 2020, about energy legislation, The Associated Press erroneously reported state regulators' estimate of rate increases associated with the newly approved bill. The State Corporation Commission has predicted the bill would result in a monthly minimum increase for the...

Judge denies bond for man linked to white supremacists

Mar. 4, 2020 4:44 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal magistrate judge refused to set bond Wednesday for a 19-year-old Maryland man awaiting trial on criminal charges in connection with a white supremacist group. William Garfield Bilbrough IV has been in federal custody since his arrest in January on charges that he helped...