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Bowman denies Hamlin with swift late move at Richmond

Apr. 18, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another week, another agonizing loss for Denny Hamlin. And this time it was to Alex Bowman, who came from nowhere with 10 laps to go at Richmond Raceway to put the No. 48 Chevrolet in victory lane for the first time in nearly four years. ...

Survivors of childhood sexual assault raise awareness

Apr. 18, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Fatima M. Smith and two of her friends told parents and police that their cheerleading coach had sexually abused them, they were ostracized by the families of their teammates. Years later, in high school, that experience — the death threats,...

Top-ranked James Madison defeats No. 11 Richmond 23-6

Apr. 17, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ethan Ratke kicked three field goals to set a Colonial Athletic Association record and top-ranked James Madison drubbed eleventh-ranked Richmond 23-6 on Saturday, staking a claim for an at-large playoff berth. The season-finale win wraps up the...

Death toll in suburban Richmond house fire climbs to 6

Apr. 17, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A house fire in suburban Richmond has now claimed the lives of six people, including four children. The fire occurred early Friday on Glass Road in Chesterfield County. On Friday, fire officials reported that the death toll included an adult woman...

Elliott would love to find a way to be different at Richmond

Apr. 17, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Like many drivers in NASCAR’s top series, Chase Elliott had a hard time figuring out the best way to navigate the layout at Richmond Raceway when he first raced on the track. Some think the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval drives like a mini...

Nemechek outruns boss to win NASCAR truck race at Richmond

Apr. 17, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — John Hunter Nemechek passed teammate Chandler Smith with 17 laps to go and outran team owner Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Truck Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday. Nemechek, already the series points leader, gave Kyle Busch Motorsports its...

McAuliffe has fundraising lead in Virginia governor's race

Apr. 16, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has a commanding lead in fundraising as he seeks another term in the governor's mansion, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. McAuliffe reported raising $4.2 million in the first...

Changes to bill bans guns in state buildings, Capitol Square

Apr. 15, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia legislators recently accepted the governor’s substitute to a bill banning firearms on and near Capitol Square, as well as in state buildings. Lawmakers voted last year to ban firearms from the state Capitol. Senate Bill 1381, introduced...

Lawsuit filed over delays at Virginia Employment Commission

Apr. 15, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five women are suing the leader of the Virginia agency that handles unemployment benefits, alleging “gross failures" to provide needed help as required by law amid the coronavirus pandemic. The class-action lawsuit was filed Thursday morning in...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR's short track swing wraps up at Richmond

Apr. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Toyota Owners 400 Site: Richmond, Virginia Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. Track: Richmond Raceway Race distance: 400 laps, 300...