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Police: Virginia man found in car trunk after crash in Miami

Oct. 27, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities found the body of an aspiring hip-hop artist inside the trunk of a Virginia man's car after he crashed on a Miami highway, police said. Robert Deupree Avery Coltrain, 25, was arrested and charged with illegal transport of human remains and second-degree murder in the death of...

FILE - In this Friday Sept. 18, 2020 file photo shows Kin Lee of Alexandria, Va., wearing a pro-Trump hat and shirt as he waits in a line for early voting at Fairfax County Government Center, in Fairfax, Va. Enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing them to get the economy going, according to a majority of Virginia voters polled this month. A poll conducted by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that 62% think the biggest priority for their community is to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, even if it hurts the economy, while 35% said removing restrictions to help the economy, even if more people get the virus, is the bigger priority. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Poll: Virginia voters say virus, not economy, most important

Oct. 26, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Enacting restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is more important than removing them to get the economy going, according to a majority of Virginia voters polled this month. The poll conducted by Hampton University and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public...

FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Devon Henry, whose company handled the summer removals of Richmond's Confederate monuments, spoke with The Associated Press about navigating safety concerns for himself and his crew and previously unreported complexities of the project. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Oct. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for...

Miami wide receiver Mark Pope (6) catches a first-half pass as Virginia's Nick Grant (1) defends during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 
 (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

No. 11 Miami holds off Virginia 19-14, moves to 5-1

Oct. 25, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami's coaching staff sent a clear message to its receivers this week by opening up what was a nine-player competition for three starting spots. Mike Harley heard them — and came up with the best game of his career. D’Eriq King threw for 322 yards and a touchdown,...

Willis throws 6 touchdowns as Liberty beats Southern Miss

Oct. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns — five in the first half — and Liberty remained unbeaten after dominating Southern Mississippi 56-35 Saturday. The Flames (6-0) piled up 537 yards of offense, racing to a 35-7 halftime lead as Willis found five...

File this Thursday March 21, 2020 file photo shows Virginia State Sen. Joe Morrissey, D-Richmond, gestures during a news conference in his office at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Morrissey, sponsored legislation that was approved by the General Assembly last week that will turn over sentencing of criminal defendants to judges instead of juries, beginning in July 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

After 200 years, Virginia to let judges decide sentences

Oct. 24, 2020 8:24 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Defense attorneys call it “the jury penalty.” It’s a centuries-old sentencing system in Virginia that calls for juries to decide punishment for criminal defendants, and often leads to stiffer sentences than what judges give or prosecutors offer in plea deals. ...

Virginia Tech quarterback Hendon Hooker, left, scores in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Blacksburg Va. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

No. 19 Hokies looking to run over Wake Forest on the road

Oct. 22, 2020 3:50 PM EDT

No. 19 Virginia Tech (3-1, 3-1 ACC) at Wake Forest (2-2, 1-2), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network). Line: Virginia Tech by 8 1/2. Series record: Virginia Tech leads 25-12-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? It's a ways away, but if the Hokies can keep winning, their Dec. 5 game at home against top-ranked Clemson could...

Miami defensive end Quincy Roche (2) recovers a fumble in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Pittsburgh in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

No. 11 Miami set to play host to reeling Virginia

Oct. 22, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

Virginia (1-3, 1-3 ACC) at No. 11 Miami (4-1, 3-1), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (ACC Network). Line: Miami by 12 1/2. Series record: Miami leads 10-7. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Miami will look to remain in the top tier of the ACC standings on Saturday, knowing that a win assures them of remaining in a group of no more...

Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case

Oct. 22, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure's state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has...

Deployment Manager Jason Peres prepares to close the doors on the Relay, an electric autonomous vehicle, in Fairfax, Va., Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that can seat six and drive itself through the region’s notorious traffic.  State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that will provide free shuttle rides back and forth from the Dunn Loring Metrorail stop to the bustling Mosaic District in Fairfax County, Va.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Self-driving shuttle debuts in high-traffic Virginia spot

Oct. 22, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MERRIFIELD, Va. (AP) — The future of transportation arrived in northern Virginia, looking like a big blue toaster on wheels that seats six and drives itself through the region’s notorious traffic. State and local officials debuted the Relay system Thursday, an all-electric, autonomous vehicle that...