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Construction on Richmond-area Mormon temple set for spring

Jan. 24, 2020 3:49 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Construction on the first Mormon temple in Virginia is expected to start this spring. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said in a news release that a groundbreaking on the Richmond-area temple will be held April 11, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Plans for the...

'Olympics of the Violin' announces competitors

Jan. 23, 2020 4:55 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An event considered the world's leading international competition for young violinists will feature a Virginia competitor when it comes to Richmond this spring. The Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 on Wednesday announced the 44 competitors who had been selected from a pool of 321...

Golden's perfect shooting leads Richmond past La Salle 75-57

Jan. 22, 2020 10:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden was a perfect 6-for-6 shooting to lead four into double digits and Richmond raced away from La Salle 75-57 Wednesday night. Goldman, who finished with 15 points, scored the first four as Richmond (15-4, 5-1 Atlantic 10) shot out to a 10-0 lead and never looked back. Tyler...

This image from a Jan. 1, 2020 surveillance video and released in a U.S. Attorney detention memorandum, shows Brian Mark Lemley Jr, right, and Patrik Mathews leaving a store in Delaware where they purchased ammunition and paper shooting targets. The pair, along with William Garfield Bilbrough IV,  plotted to carry out “essentially a paramilitary strike” at a Virginia gun rights rally, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. FBI agents arrested Mathews, Lemley and Bilbrough on Jan., 16, as part of a broader investigation of The Base, a white supremacist group.  (U.S. Attorney via AP)

Judge: Canadian tied to extremist group is 'very dangerous'

Jan. 22, 2020 5:05 PM EST

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A former Canadian Armed Forces reservist plotted with other members of a white supremacist group to carry out “essentially a paramilitary strike” at a Virginia gun rights rally, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday. U.S. Magistrate Judge Timothy Sullivan agreed to keep...

Richmond city council panel endorses funding for new statue

Jan. 22, 2020 4:39 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond City Council panel has advanced a resolution that requests funding for a statue on the city's famed Monument Avenue that would honor African American troops who fought for the Union during the Civil War. The resolution also asks the city administration to develop a plan for...

Proposal bans holding cellphones while driving in Virginia

Jan. 21, 2020 7:57 PM EST

Karen Giles was proud of her 30 years as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician, her daughter said, until she was killed last February when a dump truck driver looked down at his phone to text a friend about a Valentine’s Day gift. Giles’ daughter, Meredith Spies, said she now...

U. Richmond confirms evidence of slave burial site on campus

Jan. 21, 2020 8:22 AM EST

RICHMOND (AP) — After months of research, a university in Virginia's capital city has confirmed that part of its campus was probably built over the graves of enslaved people. A recently completed study shows that over the course of a century, officials at the University of Richmond uncovered burial...

Demonstrators are seen during a pro-gun rally, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Thousands of pro-gun supporters are expected at the rally to oppose gun control legislation like universal background checks that are being pushed by the newly elected Democratic legislature. (AP Photo/Sarah Rankin)

Pro-gun rally by thousands in Virginia ends peacefully

Jan. 20, 2020 10:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tens of thousands of gun-rights activists from around the country rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday to protest plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation — a move that has become a key flash point in the national debate over gun...

The Virginia state Capitol building is surrounded by fencing, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 in Richmond, Va., in preparation for Monday's rally by gun rights advocates. Gun-rights groups are asking a judge to block the Virginia governor's ban on firearms at a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday, Jan. 15, announced a state of emergency and banned all weapons from the rally at the Capitol.  (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

Jan. 20, 2020 1:18 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia that's expected to draw a mix of militias, firearms advocates and white supremacists to Richmond. Citing credible threats of violence, Gov. Ralph...

Fencing and magnetometers are set up around Capitol Square for the anticipated pro gun rally at the Virginia State Capitol Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

Jan. 19, 2020 3:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — State officials and U.S. hate-monitoring groups are warning about the potential for violence ahead of a gun-rights rally in Virginia that's expected to draw a mix of militias, firearms advocates and white supremacists to Richmond. Citing credible threats of violence, Gov. Ralph...