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James Madison shuts out Northern Iowa 17-0 in FCS quarters

Dec. 13, 2019 10:22 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Percy Agyei-Obese ran 33 times for 124 yards and a touchdown and No. 2 seed James Madison dominated defensively in a 17-0 win over Northern Iowa in the FCS playoff quarterfinals on Friday night. James Madison (13-1) won its 13th straight and will face the Montana-Weber State winner...

Boy, 13, arrested in killing of Barnard College freshman

Dec. 13, 2019 8:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was arrested Friday in the stabbing death of a Barnard College freshman who was approached in a park by as many as three youths as she ventured from her New York City campus on the eve of final exams. The boy was arrested on charges including felony murder, City...

Man faces life sentence in bizarre failed kidnapping plot

Dec. 13, 2019 12:12 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Florida man is facing a life sentence after pleading guilty in a failed plot to kidnap five children from Virginia and kill their parents. Federal prosecutors in Virginia said Frank Jesse Amnott, 31, pleaded guilty Wednesday to three charges in the 2018 plot. One of the charges...

Police remove car over similarity to one used in attack

Dec. 13, 2019 6:44 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Charlottesville Police Department is taking a Dodge Challenger out of service because of its similarity to the car used in a fatal attack during a 2017 white supremacist rally. The city announced the decision in a news release Thursday. City Manager Tarron Richardson said...

Something in the Water to show Post Malone, A$AP Rocky, more

Dec. 13, 2019 5:51 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The 2020 lineup for the Something in the Water music festival in Virginia includes Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, Pharrell and Friends, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, and more. The lineup was first announced Thursday at schools in Virginia Beach, where festival organizer...

Virginia city says Michael Vick owes $70K in unpaid taxes

Dec. 12, 2019 8:11 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Former football star Michael Vick owes tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid taxes on luxury cars that he owned in Virginia, officials said. Officials said Vick owes the city of Hampton about $70,000, the Daily Press of Newport News reported Thursday. Vick lived in Virginia after...

College freshman, 18, stabbed to death near her NYC campus

Dec. 12, 2019 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An 18-year-old Barnard College freshman from Virginia was fatally stabbed in a park near the school's campus in New York City. Tessa Majors was walking in Manhattan’s Morningside Park just before 7 p.m. Wednesday when she was accosted by an unknown number of people — possibly...

Man convicted in 2017 Charlottesville car attack to appeal

Dec. 12, 2019 7:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man plans to appeal his convictions for driving his car into a crowd of counterprotestors during a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia. The Daily Progress, citing online court records, reports that a lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr. filed a notice of appeal Monday....

Virginia man accused of hiding missing body to be retried

Dec. 12, 2019 8:40 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man will be tried a second time on a charge of concealing a body that's never been found. Christopher Terry is accused of burying a missing 3-month-old girl in a shallow grave, based on a confession police said he gave, recanted and then gave again. The baby's mother also...

Prosecutors can move forward with leaks case against analyst

Dec. 12, 2019 1:20 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge has allowed prosecutors to move forward with their case against a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter, according to court papers unsealed Wednesday. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in...