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Bill would allow nursing homes to give medical cannabis

Feb. 26, 2020 6:29 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers continue to fine tune legislation that aligns with the state’s growing medical cannabis program by advancing two Senate bills facilitating the work of caregivers and lab employees. SB 185 sponsored by Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant, R-Henrico, would allow employees...

Neo-Nazi leaders face conspiracy charges on both coasts

Feb. 26, 2020 6:23 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Several leaders of a violent neo-Nazi group have been charged with conspiring to harass journalists, church congregations and a former Cabinet official, prosecutors on both U.S. coasts announced Wednesday. John C. Denton, 26, of Montgomery, Texas, was charged in U.S. District...

Sen. Adam Ebbin, D-Alexandria, waits to address a press conference ahead of the floor votes on SB 868, the Virginia Values Act, The event was held in the Jefferson Room of the State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. In the background is Mara Keisling, Executive Director of The National Center for Transgender Equality. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia lawmakers send LGBTQ protections bill to governor

Feb. 26, 2020 3:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a comprehensive anti-discrimination bill that advocates said will make the state the first in the South to enact such protections for LGBTQ people. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Adam Ebbin, prohibits discrimination on the basis...

Virginia Senate advances two proposed gun control measures

Feb. 26, 2020 3:20 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has advanced two pieces of Gov. Ralph Northam's proposed gun-control measures after previously rejecting them. The Senate voted Wednesday to advance legislation that would require gun owners to report to police any lost or stolen firearms and to toughen the penalty...

Virginia man killed when pickup broadsides tractor-trailer

Feb. 26, 2020 12:52 PM EST

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A 95-year-old man was killed when his pickup truck collided with a tractor-trailer backing into a driveway, Virginia State Police said. A news release from the agency said the tractor trailer was blocking Route 460 in Windsor while the driver attempted to back the rig into a residential...

FILE - This undated photo released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows Evelyn Mae Boswell. Megan Boswell, the mother of the 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert, has been arrested for filing a false police report, the Bristol Herald Courier reported Tuesday night, Feb. 25, 2020. The TBI said in a news release that the child's grandmother, Angela Boswell, and her boyfriend, William McCloud are

Mom of missing toddler accused of filing false police report

Feb. 26, 2020 8:52 AM EST

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now accused of filing a false police report. Megan Boswell, who has said the toddler’s grandmother took the little girl to Mendota, Virginia, is being held at the Sullivan County jail...

Council mulls changing street named for Confederate general

Feb. 26, 2020 3:51 AM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The Hampton City Council is considering a resolution that would change a street named for a Confederate general to one named for Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. The city council's vote is scheduled for Wednesday, the Daily Press of Newport News...

Park Service to study designation for Dodona Manor

Feb. 26, 2020 3:46 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says it will study whether to grant affiliate status to the northern Virginia home of former Secretary of State George C. Marshall. U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., announced Tuesday that the Park Service...

Grants available for developing specialty crops in Virginia

Feb. 26, 2020 3:43 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says it expects to administer nearly $540,000 in federal grants for the development of specialty crops. The agency said in a news release that groups looking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in the state are...

Korean water heater manufacturer to locate in Virginia

Feb. 26, 2020 3:40 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Korean manufacturer of water heaters plans to build its first U.S. facility in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam said Tuesday that Navien, Inc. plans to spend near $80 million to build a manufacturing and assembly operation in James City County. The new project will be built in an old...