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Virginia Tech's Tyrece Radford (23) shoots past VMI's Sean Conway (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Dec. 3 2020. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)

Keve Aluma leads No. 16 Virginia Tech past VMI, 64-57

Dec. 4, 2020 12:04 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma had 17 points and 12 rebounds and No. 16 Virginia Tech won its 34th consecutive nonconference home game , beating VMI 64-57 on Thursday night. Tyrece Radford added 13 points and Justyn Mutts had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Hokies (4-0). They led 30-23 at halftime...

McDowell leads Liberty past St. Francis (Pa.) 78-62

Dec. 3, 2020 10:39 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Keegan McDowell had a career-high 21 points as Liberty defeated St. Francis (Pa.) 78-62 on Thursday night. McDowell hit 5 of 7 3-pointers. Chris Parker had 13 points and six assists for Liberty (3-2). Shiloh Robinson and Blake Preston each had seven rebounds. Darius McGhee, whose 17...

3 hospitalized after gas explosion at Virginia restaurant

Dec. 3, 2020 9:24 PM EST

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Three people were hospitalized Thursday following a gas explosion in the kitchen of a Virginia restaurant, leaving one of the victims with life-threatening injuries, according to authorities. Crossroads Restaurant in Doswell was closed at the time of the 12:30 p.m. blast, which left the...

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) runs the ball against Abilene Christian during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Virginia brings momentum into matchup with solid BC team

Dec. 3, 2020 9:13 PM EST

Virginia brings plenty of momentum into Saturday's matchup with Boston College, which may be playing its last game of the season. But the Eagles have hardly been pushovers under first-year coach Jeff Hafley. The Cavaliers (4-4, 3-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) have rallied behind quarterback Brennan Armstrong, who...

Imprisoned hacker ordered to be released, promptly deported

Dec. 3, 2020 8:01 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A computer hacker serving 20 years for giving the Islamic State group the personal data of more than 1,300 U.S. government and military personnel has been granted compassionate release because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be placed in ICE custody for prompt deportation, a...

New Virginia laws seek to close ‘school-to-prison pipeline’

Dec. 3, 2020 6:11 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The near future of in-person schooling is uncertain due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Virginia students will return to a system where several penalties for misbehavior have been taken off the table. Two new laws seek to stop criminal punishments in elementary, middle and secondary...

Pandemic prompts extension of crab-pot season in Virginia

Dec. 3, 2020 9:54 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Regulators of Virginia's fisheries have decided to extend the traditional crab pot season. And they say it shouldn't have a big impact on the crab populations in the Chesapeake Bay. The Virginian-Pilot reported Thursday that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission extended the crab...

County's resolution opposes governor's COVID guidelines

Dec. 3, 2020 9:22 AM EST

RUSTBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia's Campbell County have passed a resolution that expresses opposition to the governor’s new safety guidelines that aim limit the spread of the coronavirus. The Lynchburg News & Advance reports that the county's supervisors declared the county on Tuesday...

2 accused of killing Virginia teen who was reported missing

Dec. 3, 2020 6:51 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two people were charged with murder for the death of a Virginia teen who was found dead more than two weeks after she was reported missing. Crystal Ashley Rudy Albritton, 30, was arrested Wednesday for the death of Asia Lionetta Cowell in September, the Newport Police Department...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...