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Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins unanimous pick: VMI's 1st Black leader

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, who was named interim superintendent of Virginia Military Institute amid the controversy over the school’s Confederate ties and the removal of a statue of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, was voted unanimously Thursday to become the first...

Lawsuit filed over delays at Virginia Employment Commission

Apr. 15, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Five women are suing the leader of the Virginia agency that handles unemployment benefits, alleging “gross failures" to provide needed help as required by law amid the coronavirus pandemic. The class-action lawsuit was filed Thursday morning in...

2 tigers at Virginia zoo test positive for the coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two tigers at a zoo in Virginia have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that the Malayan tigers live at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. The zoo said it doesn’t know how its tigers were...

State police seek witnesses of Black soldier's traffic stop

Apr. 15, 2021 08:56 AM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say they're looking to hear from anyone who may have witnessed or has information about the traffic stop involving Windsor police and a Black Army lieutenant. The traffic stop occurred on December occurred on the night of Dec....

Conor Sheary signs 2-year, $3 million deal with Capitals

Apr. 14, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Forward Conor Sheary re-signed with the Washington Capitals for two years and $3 million on Wednesday. The 28-year-old Sheary is fourth on the Capitals with 11 goals this season, including 10 in five-on-five play. He also has...

Virginia Senate rejects gun control bill amendments

Apr. 14, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate rejected the governor’s amendments to a bill that restricts the gun rights of anyone convicted for assault and battery of a family member. Under House Bill 1992, introduced by Del. Kathleen Murphy, D-Fairfax, anyone convicted...

Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants

Apr. 14, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, but was unable to see a...

AUTO RACING: NASCAR's short track swing wraps up at Richmond

Apr. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

All Times Eastern NASCAR CUP SERIES Toyota Owners 400 Site: Richmond, Virginia Schedule: Sunday, race, 3 p.m. Track: Richmond Raceway Race distance: 400 laps, 300...

Virginia public transit finds reduced ridership, zero fare

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia public transit systems from Northern Virginia to Hampton Roads are looking for a path forward after losing riders and revenue during the pandemic. Some transit systems have been harder hit than others. “We are serving a market of...

Police officer fired 4 months after soldier's traffic stop

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A police officer accused of pepper-spraying and pointing his gun at a Black Army lieutenant in Virginia was fired four months after the traffic stop occurred and two days after videos of the incident drew national attention. William Saunders, who is...