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Duquesne gets 1st win at Richmond in 25 years

Jan. 16, 2019 9:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sincere Carry scored 21 points with six assists and Duquesne won at Richmond for the first time in over 25 years, taking a 74-68 victory over the Spiders on Wednesday night. Frankie Hughes added 15 points on five 3-pointers and Marcus Weathers had 12 points, nine rebounds and four...

Colombian armed groups seize helicopter carrying $500,000

Jan. 14, 2019 2:18 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's military is attempting to rescue three employees of a global cash transfer company who were kidnapped last week after their helicopter was forced to land in a remote area of the country while carrying the equivalent of $500,000 in cash. The three captives work for Brinks,...

Storm punishes swath of US with snow, ice and freezing rain

Jan. 14, 2019 8:22 AM EST

A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the Midwest pummeled the mid-Atlantic region for a second day Sunday, bringing with it an icy mix that knocked out power, cancelled flights and contributed to hundreds of car accidents. Virginia State Police said the driver of a military surplus vehicle...

Hissing, shouts of 'shame' as pipeline station gets permit

Jan. 8, 2019 5:14 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents. The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key permit for...

Scrutiny, criticism of ICE come with immigration enforcement

Dec. 31, 2018 7:58 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The officers suit up in the pre-dawn darkness, wrapping on body armor, snapping in guns, pulling on black sweat shirts that read POLICE and ICE. They gather around a conference table in an ordinary office in a nondescript office park in the suburbs, going over their targets for the...

A year after being stolen, New Jersey man's dog is returned

Dec. 28, 2018 8:10 AM EST

WALL, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been reunited with his dog, more than a year after the pooch was stolen from his car. The dog-napping happened in Virginia when the owner was on vacation. A few days ago the Yorkie was taken in as a stray by Richmond Animal Care and Control. NJ.com reports the dog's...

Shipwreck revealed on shore beach could be 1880s schooner

Dec. 27, 2018 9:54 AM EST

STONE HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Shifting sands in Stone Harbor have uncovered what is believed to a wrecked ship from the late 19th century. The approximately 25-foot-long vessel's remains were visible on the southern part of the beach over the weekend. A local historian tells NJ.com the ship likely was the D.H....

Appeals court agrees to hear case involving Trump DC hotel

Dec. 20, 2018 10:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Thursday to take up a case accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency in violation of the U.S. Constitution, giving the president's legal team its first major victory in the case. The order issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth...

Stith scores 30 points; Old Dominion beats Richmond 63-54

Dec. 19, 2018 9:26 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — B.J. Stith scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Old Dominion to a 63-54 victory over Richmond on Wednesday night for its seventh straight win. Stith scored 14 points that included nine straight during a 19-4 run and Old Dominion led 59-52 with 1:53 remaining....

Tribe seeks to build Virginia's first casino in Norfolk

Dec. 19, 2018 6:13 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia's first casino in the city of Norfolk. Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said the tribe is eyeing about 20 acres (eight hectares)...