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COVID-19 early release program for inmates to end July 1

Jun. 16, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic raged over the past year, Virginia prison officials released more than 2,100 inmates early to try to control the spread of the virus by reducing the prison population. That practice will end on July 1, the Department of Corrections announced...

Girl's sex-assault lawsuit reinstated by appeals court

Jun. 16, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit from a northern Virginia student who said her school failed to take appropriate action after she said she was sexually assaulted on a band trip. The student, who has since graduated, said...

Rattlesnake found in northern Virginia neighborhood

Jun. 16, 2021 16:03 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A rattlesnake was spotted slithering through a neighborhood in northern Virginia, a local animal services group said. The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria received a call on Sunday about a snake in the Old Town section of the city. The...

Amazon allots $300 million for housing near mass transit

Jun. 16, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Amazon is providing $300 million in low-interest loans to support housing located near mass transit in the Washington, D.C., area and the Seattle and Nashville, Tennessee, regions. The largest amount, $125 million, is earmarked for the nation's...

Court voids ruling that sperm donor must pay child support

Jun. 16, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When it comes to deciding whether a sperm donor should pay child support, a judge should follow the paternity laws of the state where the child is conceived, a North Carolina appeals court ruled this week. The case involved Anthony Garrelts, a...

Pregnant woman waits an hour for ambulance after crash

Jun. 16, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The fire department responded when a pregnant woman was in a car crash in Richmond over the weekend, but the woman says she waited more than an hour for an ambulance. WRIC-TV reports that Latanya Thornton was in a crash on Saturday at the...

Richmond council votes to hold referendum on casino

Jun. 16, 2021 09:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond City Council has voted to hold a referendum on building a casino. News outlets report that the council voted 8-1 on Monday to approve the addition of the November referendum on whether to permit the casino to be built. Councilwoman...

Boat lands big marlin, big check in North Carolina tourney

Jun. 16, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (AP) — One big marlin meant one big check for a boat entered in an annual tournament on the North Carolina coast. Natural, which is based in Beaufort, had to wait out a thunderstorm on Tuesday before learning Jonathan Fulcher had landed a...

Analysis: Breaking down the College World Series teams

Jun. 15, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A look at the eight teams competing in the College World Series, which starts Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. (Capsules in order of CWS opening games. Coaches’ records through super regionals): NORTH CAROLINA STATE (35-18) ...

Feds to cooperate in Virginia case against Park Police cops

Jun. 15, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland, in a break from his predecessors in the Trump administration, is allowing federal agents to cooperate with local prosecutors pursuing manslaughter charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot a Virginia man after a...