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Youngkin calls for increased state spending on child care programs

Dec. 07, 2023 17:44 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Thursday that the proposed budget he will soon unveil for the next two fiscal years will include an increase in state spending on early learning and child care programs. The central aim of the proposal is to...

Virginia expects to wipe out pandemic unemployment backlog next summer

Dec. 07, 2023 15:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia agency that processes unemployment benefits has made progress clearing pandemic-related backlogs, but it isn't expected to finish until next summer, a top official told lawmakers this week. Jeff Ryan, chief deputy commissioner of the Virginia...

Tabbs' 38 lead Morgan State past UMBC 92-80

Dec. 06, 2023 21:02 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Wynston Tabbs' 38 points led Morgan State over UMBC 92-80 on Wednesday night. Tabbs was 13 of 21 shooting, including 6 for 10 from 3-point range, and went 6 for 6 from the line for the Bears (3-8). Will Thomas scored 23 points while shooting 8 of 14 from the field...

King scores 21, Kitley & Amoore have double-doubles, No. 15 Virginia Tech women drop LIU 98-50

Dec. 06, 2023 20:08 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Cayla King scored 21 points, Elizabeth Kitley and Georgia Amoore had double-doubles and No. 15 Virginia Tech coasted to a 98-50 win over Long Island on Wednesday night. King had seven 3-pointers and the Hokies went 17 of 35 (49%), one short of the school...

Virginia state art museum returns 44 pieces authorities determined were stolen or looted

Dec. 06, 2023 10:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state-run fine arts museum has begun the process of returning 44 pieces of ancient art to their countries of origin after law enforcement officials presented the institution with what it called “irrefutable evidence” that the works had been stolen or looted. ...

Isaac McKneely hits 6 3-pointers, scores 22 points in Virginia's 77-47 rout of N.C. Central

Dec. 05, 2023 21:22 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Isaac McKneely matched career highs with six 3-pointers and 22 points as Virginia routed North Carolina Central 77-47 on Tuesday night for its fourth straight victory. McKneely shot 8 of 11 from the floor and made 6 of 8 from long range before leaving...

Man believed to have fired shots before a Virginia house exploded died in the blast, police say

Dec. 05, 2023 18:49 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The owner of a Virginia house that exploded as police tried to execute a search warrant is believed to have died in the blast, officials said Tuesday, as details emerged about numerous grievances he expressed against neighbors and others on social media and in lawsuits. ...

AeroVironment: Fiscal Q2 Earnings Snapshot

Dec. 05, 2023 16:27 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — AeroVironment Inc. (AVAV) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $17.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Arlington, Virginia-based company said it had net...

Man believed to have fired shots at officers before an Arlington, Virginia, house exploded is presumed dead, police say

Dec. 05, 2023 15:00 PM EST
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Man believed to have fired shots at officers before an Arlington, Virginia, house exploded is presumed dead, police say.

No. 9 UNC's faster tempo is helping the Tar Heels thrive entering a matchup with No. 5 UConn

Dec. 05, 2023 06:03 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Hubert Davis is spending much of every game emphatically waving his arm to signal his Tar Heels to go-go-go in pushing the ball upcourt on just about every rebound. His team is doing a better job of increasing the tempo to start this...