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Mother of 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in Virginia could be jailed for failing drug tests

Sep. 21, 2023 02:10 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old who shot his teacher in Virginia could be jailed Thursday for failing drug tests while awaiting sentencing on federal weapons charges that she used marijuana while possessing a firearm. A bond revocation hearing is set in federal...

Family of man who died while being admitted to psychiatric hospital agrees to $8.5M settlement

Sep. 20, 2023 19:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a man who died while handcuffed and pinned to the floor for about 11 minutes as he was being admitted to a Virginia psychiatric hospital has reached an $8.5 million settlement with the state and the county and sheriff whose deputies were involved in restraining...

After leaving bipartisan voting information group, Virginia announces new data-sharing agreements

Sep. 20, 2023 19:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Months after withdrawing from a data-sharing interstate compact to fight voter fraud, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin's administration on Wednesday announced a series of recent steps it has taken to improve the accuracy of the state's voter rolls. Among them is...

Family of man who died after he was pinned while being admitted to a psychiatric hospital agrees to an $8.5M settlement

Sep. 20, 2023 16:25 PM EDT
HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Family of man who died after he was pinned while being admitted to a psychiatric hospital agrees to an $8.5M settlement.

QB Brennan Armstrong back is on familiar turf at Virginia. He is wearing the colors of the opponent

Sep. 20, 2023 15:02 PM EDT

Brennan Armstrong holds 15 Virginia records set over five seasons, but when he trots onto the Scott Stadium turf on Friday night he will be wearing the visitor's colors. The left-handed quarterback transferred to North Carolina State following last season, a year in which he...

Virginia is the next big battleground for abortion rights and may send a signal for 2024

Sep. 20, 2023 09:29 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrat Russet Perry has knocked on thousands of doors in a swing district outside the nation's capital as she campaigns for a seat that could decide control of the Virginia state Senate in November. The issue that comes up the most — particularly among women and even from...

Challenges to library books continue at record pace in 2023, American Library Association reports

Sep. 20, 2023 08:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Book bans and attempted bans continue to hit record highs, according to the American Library Association. And the efforts now extend as much to public libraries as school-based libraries. Through the first eight months of 2023, the ALA tracked 695 challenges to...

Some Virginia Democrats say livestreamed sex acts a distraction from election's real stakes

Sep. 19, 2023 20:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More Virginia Democrats on Tuesday cast the controversy surrounding a legislative candidate who livestreamed herself performing sex acts as a distraction from the stakes in this fall's elections, while stopping short of fully championing her continued campaign. ...

Republican Derrick Anderson to run for Democratic-controlled Virginia US House seat

Sep. 18, 2023 16:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Derrick Anderson, a U.S. Army combat veteran and attorney, announced plans Monday to again seek the Republican nomination for a Virginia congressional seat that could be a key to determining party control of the U.S. House. The former Green Beret pledged in a...

US Rep. Wexton, a Democrat, won't seek reelection to Congress after new medical diagnosis

Sep. 18, 2023 13:50 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton, a Democrat, announced Monday she won't seek reelection in her competitive district in the northern Virginia suburbs of Washington after learning she has a severe form of Parkinson's disease. Wexton announced in April that she had...