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Authorities search for girl unaccounted for since February

Sep. 21, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in western Virginia are searching for a 3-year-old girl who has been unaccounted for since February. Augusta County Sheriff Donald Smith said that Khaleesi Cuthriell was in the care of Candi Royer from October until January of this year,...

Testimony: Dominion Virginia made well above fair profit

Sep. 20, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Energy earned more than $1.1 billion above a fair profit from customers in Virginia in a four-year span, according to testimony by State Corporation Commission staff, but customers aren't likely to see that much in refunds. The testimony...

Review paints dire picture of Virginia employment commission

Sep. 20, 2021 18:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A year and a half into the coronavirus pandemic, the Virginia Employment Commission is still swamped with backlogged claims, its call centers are underperforming and serious staffing problems persist, according to a scathing interim report the state’s legislative...

Police: 2 shot at Virginia high school, suspect in custody

Sep. 20, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school and a suspect is in custody, police said Monday. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the side of his face at Heritage High School and a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg, Newport...

Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A new bipartisan redistricting commission is looking at two sets of distinctly partisan maps as it sets out to draw new boundaries for Virginia's General Assembly districts. Democratic and Republican map drawers on Monday submitted their first...

Police investigate self-defense claim after fatal shooting

Sep. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating a “claim of self-defense” in what they described as a domestic-related incident that left one man fatally shot and his girlfriend injured over the weekend. Fairfax County police say the shooting happened...

Union members vote to accept new Mondelez contract

Sep. 20, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Striking union members voted to accept a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with snack company Mondelez International, ending a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

Juvenile fatally shot during fight at Virginia county fair

Sep. 19, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

RINGGOLD, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile at a county fair. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened Saturday night at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair. The...

Chesterfield inmate dies in jail after medical emergency

Sep. 19, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An inmate in the Chesterfield County Jail died Saturday night as a result of a medical emergency, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office announced. WRIC-TV reports that a fellow inmate notified jail staff at about 10 p.m. Saturday that...

Virginia to add tests to find pandemic-related learning gaps

Sep. 19, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Schools across Virginia will soon administer additional testing to assess how students in grades 3 through 8 are doing in math and reading after two turbulent school years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the mandated tests are part of...