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Boy, 12, goes missing while swimming in Virginia Beach

Jul. 03, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A search was underway Sunday afternoon for a 12-year-old boy who went missing while swimming off the coast of Virginia Beach. Boats and at least one helicopter were assisting in the effort to find Zamari Wilson, who was last seen in the water around...

Police: Boy fatally shot at Virginia party, another injured

Jul. 03, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A child is dead and another person is injured after multiple shootings at a party in central Virginia, police said. Officers were called to an event venue in suburban Richmond on Saturday night for a report of a shooting, local news outlets reported. ...

Virginia hospital creates mentor program for stroke patients

Jul. 03, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — In a room on the second floor of the Sheltering Arms Institute in Goochland, two women were talking near a window. One was recounting the day she had a stroke and was left on the floor of her home alone for 16 hours. Kim McCue, who had been at the hospital for...

Students learn to turn differences into ... fruit salad

Jul. 03, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The ambassador of the bananas came to talk with the community of oranges to see how the two fruits could peacefully coexist on the imaginary island of Fruitopia. Sydney Werness, 17, a junior at Patrick Henry High School, was the banana ambassador who met the...

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

Jul. 02, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using...

VEC to resume trying to collect about $860M in overpayments

Jul. 02, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission is resuming efforts to collect what it says is nearly $860 million in overpayments that went to hundreds of thousands of out-of-work residents. The agency announced its intentions Friday, just after an overpayment waiver...

Fire that engulfed Richmond school deemed accidental

Jul. 02, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A nighttime blaze that engulfed a historic elementary school in Virginia's capital city has been deemed “accidental" but the exact cause remains undetermined after a lengthy fire department investigation. The Richmond Fire Department said in a statement...

Tennessee Recovery Court graduates celebrate accomplishment

Jul. 02, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three grateful Greene County Recovery Court graduates stepped into the sunlight Thursday at Hardin Park. More than 70 fellow Recovery Court participants, friends, family and Recovery Court team members joined them to mark the occasion. ...

What’s in the freedge? Free community refrigerator opens

Jul. 02, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — The Congregational Community Action Project (CCAP) and several other local organizations are celebrating the opening of “The Friendly Neighborhood Freedge.” The freedge — a combination of the words “free” and “fridge” — is an outdoor...

Play tells story of filling in pools rather than integrating

Jul. 02, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — As American citizens celebrated freedom and liberty in their nation on Independence Day, 1961, a government founded on notions of the inalienable human rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness took action at a local level to deny those rights to their fellow...