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Boy dies 1 day after lighting strike in Virginia mountains

Sep. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died after being struck by lightning in the Virginia mountains. Media outlets report the Bath County Sheriff's Office saying the lightning strike occurred Saturday afternoon in the Hot Springs area. The office said the unnamed boy died late...

Motorist injured in boulder collision on Virginia road

Sep. 15, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — What a Virginia motorist thought was a large trash bag on the road as she traveled to work before dawn turned out to be a boulder the size of a picnic table. Barbara Harris of Amelia County was seriously injured when her SUV collided with the rock early Friday. The Richmond Times...

Police: Virginia mall evacuation began with child's shouts

Sep. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police in northern Virginia believe the evacuation of an entire shopping mall this weekend happened because a child shouted inside a movie theater about a shooter. The reports about a shooting led to a massive police presence Saturday evening at the Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington...

Retired teachers celebrate, well, not going back to school

Sep. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For 35 years, Inez Blount-Mason's job on the first Tuesday of September was welcoming back students who wished it were still summer break. Now, she spends those Tuesdays on the dance floor, taking her turn in a soul train line. Blount-Mason's not going back to school. The former Norfolk...

These Virginia slopes are alive with 'The Sound of Music'

Sep. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NELLYSFORD, Va. (AP) — The experience starts as soon as the audience gets on the ski lift. Singing nuns also are riding the lift, the von Trapp children are playing croquet and badminton — and marching to and fro — and Austrian music is playing over the speakers. The hills truly are alive...

Virginia jails struggle to screen inmates, prevent suicide

Sep. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Benjamin Wash had a long history of drug addiction and had tried to kill himself at least once before he was booked into the Riverside Regional Jail in Virginia on Nov. 28, 2017. But somehow, he was able to hang himself with a bedsheet two days after he was detained. Wash was one of 51...

No. 25 Virginia barely hangs on, beats Seminoles 31-24

Sep. 15, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia turned the clock back 24 years and the No. 25 Cavaliers handed Florida State another gut-wrenching defeat. The Cavaliers stopped Cam Akers on a final-play run from the 4 on Saturday night and barely hung on for a 31-24 victory that was reminiscent of the one in 1995...

Despite panic, no evidence of shooting at movie theater

Sep. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in northern Virginia say they have found no evidence that a shooting occurred at a movie theater that's part of a popular mall. Reports of a shooting had prompted panic and a large police presence Saturday night. But the Arlington County Police Department later tweeted...

Tennessee Tech rides big 2nd quarter to win over UVa-Wise

Sep. 14, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Gist ran for 94 yards and a touchdown and Tennessee Tech outlasted Division II-member Virginia-Wise 31-14 on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles (2-1) were held out of the end zone except for a 16-minute stretch of the first half in which they scored four touchdowns....

Liberty's Gandy-Golden lights up Buffalo in 35-17 win

Sep. 14, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Antonio Gandy-Golden caught two of Stephen Calvert's four touchdown passes, and Liberty coach Hugh Freeze collected his first win with the Flames in a 35-17 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night. Calvert was 23 of 30 for 325 yards passing, and Gandy-Golden finished with eight...