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Program aims help autistic adults find meaningful employment

Sep. 23, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — For adults who have autism, finding employment can be tough. Conditions such as communication deficits and poor fine motor skills present significant challenges for working most jobs. And many of the resources for people with autism are geared toward children. A recent study...

Video of high school student's gift to janitor goes viral

Sep. 23, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Angel Echevarria, 31, was homeless for four years. Tristan McAlister, 17, had a closet full of sneakers worth hundreds of dollars. Despite their different backgrounds, these two struck up a friendship in the halls of Stafford High School that led to a random act of kindness that...

Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

Sep. 23, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — This was supposed to be a relatively easy road trip for Virginia Tech. Cross the state, connect with some its fans and maybe a few recruits there, and pick up a routine victory against Old Dominion. The Monarchs and their backup quarterback turned the Hokies first visit to their stadium...

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway. Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night, winning from 39th to complete a season sweep of the...

Easly leads North Texas to 4th win, 47-7 over Liberty

Sep. 22, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Loren Easly rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as North Texas jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 47-7 victory over Liberty on Saturday night to remain undefeated on the season. Mason Fine hit Jaelon Darden on a 6-yard TD toss and found Rico Bussey Jr. on a 22-yard...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond. Busch won for the sixth time in his...

James Madison rolls over William & Mary 51-0.

Sep. 22, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben Dinucci threw two touchdown passes, Jimmy Moreland scored the fifth defensive touchdown of his career and James Madison ran its home winning streak to 18 games with a 51-0 win over William & Mary on Saturday. The Dukes (3-1) also won their 18th straight conference game in...

Perkins leads Virginia past Louisville 27-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — As he watched his quarterback, already dealing with a dislocated finger, hurdle over a Louisville defender, Virginia senior wide receiver Joe Reed insisted he wasn't worried about Bryce Perkins. "I want him to do what he does," Reed said. "We don't want to put any limitations on...

2 Virginia teens arrested in separate school threats

Sep. 22, 2018 5:19 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia teens have been arrested for allegedly making separate threats against schools. Police said a 13-year-old boy has been charged in connection with posting a threatening note about a Norfolk middle school on social media Monday. The boy was charged with threatening bodily...

Newman moving to Roush-Fenway in 2019

Sep. 22, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Newman will drive full-time for Roush-Fenway Racing in the No. 6 Ford next season in NASCAR's Cup series. The team announced the move Saturday at Richmond Raceway, hours before the second race of the playoffs. Newman has driven the No. 31 for Richard Childress Racing since 2014,...