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Oduro lifts George Mason over Dayton 50-49

Jan. 22, 2022 21:35 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Josh Oduro had 14 points and 10 rebounds to lift George Mason to a 50-49 win over Dayton on Saturday night. D'Shawn Schwartz had 17 points for George Mason (8-7, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Davonte Gaines added six rebounds. Xavier Johnson had seven rebounds. ...

Hawkins scores 20 to lead Norfolk St. past Coppin St. 84-77

Jan. 22, 2022 21:29 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jalen Hawkins matched his season high with 20 points as Norfolk State topped Coppin State 84-77 on Saturday night. Dana Tate Jr. had 13 points and nine rebounds for Norfolk State (13-4, 4-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive...

Morse lifts James Madison past College of Charleston 95-94

Jan. 22, 2022 19:17 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Vado Morse had a career-high 32 points as James Madison narrowly defeated College of Charleston 95-94 on Saturday. Terrence Edwards made a pair of free throws that gave James Madison the lead for good, 76-75, with 5:53 to play. The Dukes pushed the...

With new AG, Virginia takes new position on abortion case

Jan. 22, 2022 18:55 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s new attorney general has altered the state’s position on a closely watched abortion case before the U.S. Supreme Court, with his office now saying it should be left to individual states to decide on restrictions. When Democrat Mark Herring was...

Coast along Virginia and the Carolinas gets snow, ice

Jan. 22, 2022 18:42 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A layer of ice and a blanket of snow covered coastal areas stretching from South Carolina to Virginia on Saturday after a winter weather system brought colder temperatures and precipitation not often seen in the region. Authorities urged drivers to stay off the...

Hellems, Smith lead NC State past Virginia 77-63

Jan. 22, 2022 18:19 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jericole Hellems scored 21 points, Terquavion Smith added 20 and North Carolina State defeated Virginia 77-63 on Saturday, a rare home win over the Cavaliers. NC State last beat Virginia in Raleigh on Feb. 21, 2009. The Cavaliers had won seven straight at NC...

Police: Burglar steals puppies and cash from Va. pet salon

Jan. 22, 2022 16:16 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Someone stole six newborn huskies in addition to cash during a burglary at an eastern Virginia pet grooming business, police said. Hampton police were called to Critter Cleaners on Friday morning. Officers say a suspect entered through a window and took the...

Va. parent accused of misdemenanor for words to school board

Jan. 22, 2022 12:50 PM EST

LURAY, Va. (AP) — A Virginia parent has been charged with a misdemeanor for her comments to a local school board weighing whether to align its mask-wearing policy with an executive order by new Gov. Glenn Youngkin that would make masks optional for students. Amelia Ruffner King,...

Virginia’s Patawomeck tribe seeks federal recognition

Jan. 22, 2022 09:09 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ancestors of a local Native American tribe hope Congress will help them achieve federal recognition. “Our native ancestors were the first people here,” Patawomeck Chief Charles “Bootsie” Bullock said. “It’s time to be recognized, just as the...

Virginia woman makes custom spiked helmet for a vaccinator

Jan. 22, 2022 09:05 AM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — When COVID-19 vaccines became available, retired Registered Nurse and local resident Hanna Burruss began training to administer the vaccinations as a volunteer. But with her husband being at high-risk for complications from the virus, plus having the...