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Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Dec. 9, 2019 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 gun rights activists wearing “Guns SAVE Lives” stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership. The “God. Family. Guns” rally was...

Virginia legal landscape shifts as cannabis support grows

Dec. 9, 2019 5:17 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — “We do grams, eighths, quarters, half ounces, pounds, wholesale pounds -- however you want it,” Jacob Stretch said, standing between crates of dried hemp in his living room that doubles as his hemp processing and drying facility. Stretch, owner of Chesapeake Blue, just...

Voicemail said couple burned by volcano; then silence

Dec. 9, 2019 4:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Relatives of a newlywed American couple are desperately seeking information after learning that the husband and wife were severely burned from a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Barbara Barham told The Washington Post on Monday that daughter Lauren Urey, 32, and husband Matthew Urey,...

Northam proposes $22M to improve maternal health outcomes

Dec. 9, 2019 3:58 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday that his budget proposal will include about $22 million for efforts to improve health outcomes for mothers and babies and reduce the racial disparity in the state’s maternal mortality rate. Part of the funding in the spending plan...

Sherod leads Richmond past S. Alabama 75-57

Dec. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nick Sherod scored 17 points as Richmond beat South Alabama 75-57 on Sunday. Jacob Gilyard and Blake Francis added 15 points each for the Spiders. Gilyard also had eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals for the Spiders. Andre Gustavson had 10 points for Richmond (8-1), which...

Police make arrest in shooting death of Virginia firefighter

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a Virginia fire lieutenant who was killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting while trying to protect one of her children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Hopewell Police said Friday that a 26-year-old...

Panel calls for Virginia to purge dozens of old racist laws

Dec. 5, 2019 6:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The laws are still on the books in Virginia: Blacks and whites must sit in separate rail cars. They cannot use the same playgrounds, schools or mental hospitals. They can’t marry each other either. The measures have not been enforced for decades, but they remain in the...

Northern Virginia science center gets $10 million donation

Dec. 5, 2019 4:59 AM EST

STERLING, Va. (AP) — A planned science center in northern Virginia is getting a $10 million donation to jump-start its construction. Northwest Federal Credit Union announced its donation Wednesday at a press conference. The Children's Science Center will be an extension of the Richmond-based Science Museum...

Virginia firefighter fatally shot while shielding her child

Dec. 4, 2019 4:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia fire lieutenant killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting was not the intended target and was trying to protect one of her children when she was shot. Richmond fire Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry was celebrating Thanksgiving at the home of her boyfriend’s family in...

Consultant to review downtown Richmond redevelopment plan

Dec. 4, 2019 4:15 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s city council has chosen a consulting firm to review a major downtown redevelopment initiative. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Chicago-based C.H. Johnson Consulting will vet the Navy Hill proposal, which includes plans for a high-rise hotel, apartments, commercial...