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Virginia man sentenced on guns, drug charges

Nov. 13, 2019 10:09 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was sentenced to more than a year in prison for charges related to improper gun purchases and marijuana possession. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 22-year-old Jawuan House was sentenced to more than 12 months in prison for making false statements when...

Virginia doctor pleads guilty to illegal prescriptions

Nov. 13, 2019 7:01 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor has pleaded guilty to unlawfully prescribing the painkillers Oxycodone and Tramadol to patients. Federal prosecutors said in a news release that 58-year-old doctor Zeljko Stjepanovic admitted to writing prescriptions for patients without assessing their individual...

Virginia Lyft driver accused of sexually abusing passenger

Nov. 13, 2019 1:44 AM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Lyft driver in Virginia is accused of sexually abusing a passenger. Citing a Chesterfield County police statement, news outlets report 51-year-old Robert W. Sauvager has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration. Police say the passenger...

Virginians are recycling more of their trash

Nov. 12, 2019 7:39 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia recycled almost half of its trash last year, setting a record despite China's ban on importing plastic and other solid waste. The statewide recycling rate in 2018 was 46% — up 3 percentage points from the previous year, according to data released this week by the...

Democrats' wins could help bring down Confederate statues

Nov. 12, 2019 10:33 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades. Members of the new legislative majority say they plan to revive proposals...

Authorities ID man in county's 1st slaying in over a decade

Nov. 12, 2019 5:51 AM EST

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Authorities have released the identity of a man accused in a fatal shooting that disrupted a Virginia county that had gone more than a decade without a homicide. The Charles City County Sheriff's Office announced Monday that 37-year-old Antwan Jackson, of Richmond, was arrested...

Cayo's OT layup lifts Richmond past St. Francis (PA) 100-98

Nov. 8, 2019 9:43 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nathan Cayo scored at the basket in the final minute of overtime to give Richmond the lead and the Spiders held on to beat St. Francis of Pennsylvania, 100-98 in its season opener on Friday night. Deivydas Kuzavas' free throw with 41 seconds left in regulation put the Red Flash in...

Correction: Election 2019-Virginia Legislature story

Nov. 8, 2019 4:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about Virginia's elections, The Associated Press erroneously reported that 3.5 million voters cast ballots, twice as many as in 2015. At least 2.3 million voters cast ballots in the state's legislative races in 2019, an increase of more than 50 percent over four years...

Virginia man gets prison for cyberstalking ex-girlfriends

Nov. 8, 2019 9:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriends and sending nude photos of them to their families, friends and even a church. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports 23-year-old Satyasurya Sahas Thumma was sentenced Thursday on charges...

Hashmi's election draws racist comments on Facebook

Nov. 7, 2019 5:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Days after Virginia's legislative elections, racist comments continued to flood news stories about Ghazala Hashmi becoming the first Muslim American to serve in the state Senate, with hundreds of Facebook users linking her to terrorism and saying it was a "sad day" for Virginia....