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Lawmakers shelve bills cutting unemployment appeals times

Jan. 30, 2023 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have shelved a pair of bills that would have given unemployment claimants half as much time to file an appeal with a state agency still struggling with pandemic-related cases. A Senate panel on Monday voted unanimously to pass by the...

West Virginia advances school mandate on 'In God We Trust'

Jan. 30, 2023 13:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public schools in West Virginia may soon be required to display the phrase “In God We Trust” in every building if a bill passed by the state Senate on Monday becomes law. The bill was introduced by Republican Sen. Mike Azinger, who said he wants to...

Traylor scores 25, No. 12 Va. Tech women beat Virginia 72-60

Jan. 29, 2023 20:55 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kayana Traylor made 9 of 15 shots from the field and scored 25 points, Elizabeth Kitley added 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting and No. 12 Virginia Tech beat Virginia 72-60 Sunday night. Virginia Tech (17-4, 7-4 ACC) rebounded from a 66-55 loss Thursday at...

Virginia police: 4 juveniles charged in 16-year-old's death

Jan. 29, 2023 14:47 PM EST

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Four young people have been charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in central Virginia this past week, police announced on Sunday. Chesterfield County Police said the four, whose names won’t be released because they are...

Will Chincoteague ponies become Virginia’s official pony?

Jan. 29, 2023 09:03 AM EST

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — What better way to foster bipartisan unity than the legendary herd of Chincoteague ponies? A pair of bills introduced in the Virginia Legislature by the Eastern Shore delegation, Delegate Robert Bloxom, a Republican, and Sen. Lynwood Lewis, a Democrat, have...

Big dreams: Painter decides to buy aging Maryland lighthouse

Jan. 29, 2023 09:02 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — To call it a fixer-upper would be generous. There’s no running water, no heat, no electricity. Once one gets past the romance of buying a historic Chesapeake Bay lighthouse, there’s lead paint, asbestos and toxic benzene. Vandals broke down the door and...

Old Dominion knocks off Coastal Carolina 60-59

Jan. 28, 2023 19:37 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Mekhi Long had 19 points and 19 points in Old Dominion's 60-59 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday night. Bryce Baker made two free throws with one second left to put the Monarchs up 60-59. He scored nine points and added seven rebounds for Old Dominion (13-9,...

Virginia police officer accused of shooting another officer

Jan. 28, 2023 18:47 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A local Virginia police officer remains jailed after authorities accused him of shooting another officer while the two were both off duty. Michael Trenton Rusk, 24, was listed on Saturday as an inmate at Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail in Williamsburg. ...

Gardner, Franklin lead No. 7 Virginia past BC, 76-57

Jan. 28, 2023 15:16 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Freshman Ryan Dunn is still finding his way at Virginia, but when the No. 7 Cavaliers needed a spark Saturday, he provided it. Dunn had a putback dunk and an alley-oop dunk in an 18-4 first-half run that gave Virginia control in its 76-57 victory over...

Authorities capture 2 Virginia inmates in Tennessee

Jan. 28, 2023 12:18 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Two inmates who fled a southwest Virginia jail were being held without bond on Saturday after they were captured in northeast Tennessee, authorities said. Officers located Johnny Shane Brown and Albert Lee Ricketson in a barn on Friday in Rogersville,...