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Virginia supreme court rejects redistricting challenge

Sep. 22, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has rejected a legal challenge to a state law that changes how prison inmates are counted for purposes of redistricting. The challenge came from individuals, including southwest Virginia state Sen. Travis Hackworth, who...

County could withhold funds over pronouns, teachings on race

Sep. 22, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — Leaders in a Virginia county have voted to withhold funding for school programs that would teach critical race theory or ask that students identify their chosen pronouns. The Stafford County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to denounce the...

Court throws out ruling on handgun sales to people under 21

Sep. 22, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a ruling that found a law banning licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults under 21 is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...

Officials free man accused of hiring hitman to kill wife

Sep. 22, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Virginia dropped all charges against a man charged with hiring a hitman to kill his ex-wife after the accused hitman withdrew his guilty pleas and refused to cooperate with the investigation into the 2004 double slayings that also left the woman's...

Virginia investigators now believe missing 3-year-old died

Sep. 22, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — Investigators in western Virginia announced Tuesday that they now believe that a missing 3-year-old girl is dead. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that an investigation has revealed that Khaleesi Cuthriell, who had been...

Police: Teen charged in high school shooting that wounded 2

Sep. 21, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A 15-year-old Virginia boy has been charged in a shooting that wounded two fellow students at their high school, police announced Tuesday. Newport News police said in a news release that the teen was charged with two counts of aggravated...

Police in northern Virginia sound warning after 6 overdoses

Sep. 21, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia are warning the community about a potentially fatal batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl after six people overdosed early Tuesday morning. At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin...

Northern Virginia imam charged with indecent liberties

Sep. 21, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — The imam at a northern Virginia mosque has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl who had sought his help. Fairfax County police said Tuesday that the 36-year-old imam, a Maryland resident, served as imam for the last nine years at the...

Authorities search for girl unaccounted for since February

Sep. 21, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in western Virginia are searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been unaccounted for since February. Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith said that Khaleesi Cuthriell was in the care of Candi Royer from October until January of this year,...

Testimony: Dominion Virginia made well above fair profit

Sep. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy earned more than $1.1 billion above a fair profit from customers in Virginia in a four-year span, according to testimony by State Corporation Commission staff, but customers aren't likely to see that much in refunds. The testimony...