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Northam to remove Lee statue pedestal, transfer land to city

Dec. 05, 2021 14:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Sunday that his administration will remove an enormous pedestal that until earlier this year held a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. The announcement marks a reversal in course from...

2 boys killed, 2 men injured in Richmond shooting

Nov. 13, 2021 12:04 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two boys were killed and two men were seriously injured in a shooting at a convenience store in Richmond on Friday night. Richmond police who responded to a report of shots fired at the OMG Convenience Store found four people with life-threatening...

Richmond installs cleanliness gauges in James River

Nov. 13, 2021 09:11 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s outdated sewer system floods dozens of times each year, sending sewage into the James River and making it unsafe for swimmers and tubers. The state has given the city a deadline of 2035 for overhauling the sewer system, but Mayor Levar...

Arthur Ashe mural defaced with white nationalist insignias

Oct. 21, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A mural of Black tennis legend and Richmond, Virginia, native Arthur Ashe was defaced with insignias associated with a white nationalist group, police said Thursday. Officers called Thursday morning to the city's Battery Park found the mural...

Obama to campaign with McAuliffe in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 12, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama will campaign with fellow Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the final stretch of the Virginia governor's race. “The stakes could not be greater,” McAuliffe said, as he announced the news Tuesday morning on MSNBC. ...

Monument to emancipation unveiled, dedicated in Virginia

Sep. 23, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A monument that honors Virginians who fought against slavery and for freedom has been dedicated in the former capital of the Confederacy. The Virginia Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Commission unveiled its Emancipation and Freedom Monument to a...