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Not guilty plea entered for man in fatal home invasion

May. 16, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — A judge entered a not guilty plea on Monday for a man accused of fatally shooting the daughter of a former Kentucky lawmaker during a home invasion. Shannon Gilday, 23, appeared in Madison Circuit Court for a continued arraignment on charges of murder,...

Woman who survived a volcanic eruption graduates from ODU

May. 14, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There was a moment when she and her husband, Matt, were hunkered down behind a boulder — holding hands and saying “I love you” as a storm of volcanic ash, rock and acids engulfed them, turning a bright sunny afternoon to night — that Lauren Urey was almost certain...

Police: Body found at Richmond waste facility

May. 13, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Workers at a Virginia waste facility found a body Friday morning, police said. Richmond police officers were called to the city waste management collection and transfer station on Maury Street after 8 a.m. Friday when staffers found a body on the grounds,...

Police: Bullet pierced window at attorney general's office

May. 10, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Capitol Police are investigating after a bullet pierced a window at the office of the Attorney General in downtown Richmond. Police said officers were called to the Barbara Johns Building on Monday evening and found a small round hole at the top of the...

Richmond seeks to move last city-owned Confederate monument

May. 10, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials are seeking a court order to move the only remaining Confederate monument owned by the city. The Richmond City Council voted unanimously Monday to direct the city administration to grant the statue of Confederate Gen. A.P. Hill to the Black...

Man pleads guilty in case testing use of geofence warrant

May. 10, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has pleaded guilty to federal bank robbery charges in a closely watched case that tested the constitutionality of broad search warrants that use Google location history to find people who were near crime scenes. The Richmond Times-Dispatch...

William & Mary dedicates memorial to enslaved

May. 07, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary has dedicated a brick memorial that recognizes people who were enslaved by the university. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the memorial is 20 feet high and 16 feet wide. It cost more than $2.9 million to build, including construction...

Police: Va. school bus driver accused of impaired driving

May. 01, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A school bus driver for a central Virginia school district was charged with driving under the influence following what police call a hit-and-run crash and a brief chase. Richmond police said it happened Friday afternoon, according to media outlets, when...

Authorities: Man injured in Va. duplex explosion has died

Apr. 30, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — A man critically injured when an explosion occurred in his southeastern Virginia duplex over two weeks ago has died from his injuries, authorities said. Franklin City Manager Amanda Jarratt confirmed that the man died Friday, according to news outlets. The...

Virginia House Democrats vote to remove their leader

Apr. 27, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Democrats voted Wednesday to remove their caucus leader, months after an unsuccessful election cycle that saw the party lose full control of the state government. The 48-member caucus voted by secret ballot to remove Minority Leader Eileen...