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Richmond officials kick off town halls on Navy Hill project

Nov. 14, 2019 4:18 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond city officials are set to hold the first in a series of town halls to discuss a major downtown redevelopment initiative. Mayor Levar Stoney and other officials will be available for questions about the Navy Hill proposal, which includes plans for a high-rise hotel, apartments,...

Virginia doctor accused of performing unnecessary surgeries

Nov. 14, 2019 1:18 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dr. Javaid Perwaiz’s website describes his surgical skills for gynecological procedures as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures he performed were unnecessary, unwanted and even unknown to some of his patients. Perwaiz, 69, of...

Nolley, Hokies too much for S. Carolina Upstate in 80-57 win

Nov. 13, 2019 10:51 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Through three games, Landers Nolley II has taken more than twice as many shots as any player on Virginia Tech’s roster. And Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young is unapologetic about that. “Your better players are going to get the majority of the shots,” he said....

Miller carries George Mason over LIU-Brooklyn 80-74

Nov. 13, 2019 10:25 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jordan Miller had a career-high 25 points as George Mason beat Long Island-Brooklyn 80-74 on Wednesday night. Xavier Johnson had 13 points for George Mason (3-0). Javon Greene added 12 points and eight rebounds. AJ Wilson had 10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks for the home team....

Maryland rallies from 19 down to beat James Madison 70-68

Nov. 13, 2019 10:15 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — With No. 8 Maryland struggling on the road, coach Brenda Frese turned to a full court press to rally past James Madison. Shakira Austin scored 21 points and Ashley Owusu made a layup with four seconds left to help No. 8 Maryland rally from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit and beat...

Probe offers no clear answers for Virginia mass shooting

Nov. 13, 2019 10:04 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A months-long independent probe into the Virginia Beach mass shooting has concluded, but it offers no clear answers as to why a city engineer killed 12 people in his workplace, according to findings released Wednesday. The investigation, conducted by Chicago-based security...

Austin scores 28 points in 102-64 Samford win

Nov. 13, 2019 9:48 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Austin scored 28 points with four 3-pointers and Samford rolled past Division II-member Virginia-Wise 102-64 on Wednesday night. Robert Allen added 20 points and Deandre Thomas had 15 with six assists for the Bulldogs. Logan Dye scored 14 points. Cameron Whiteside and Chance...

Curry carries Old Dominion past Loyola (Md.) 62-53

Nov. 13, 2019 9:08 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Malik Curry posted 19 points and made six assists and Old Dominion held off Loyola (Md.) 62-53 on Wednesday night. Xavier Green had 11 points for Old Dominion (2-1), which led 33-14 at halftime. Jason Wade added 10 points and six rebounds. Andrew Kostecka had 14 points and four rebounds...

Christmas, Wooden carry James Madison past Shenandoah 96-48

Nov. 13, 2019 8:31 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Michael Christmas had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead five James Madison players in double-figure scoring as the Dukes routed Division III opponent Shenandoah 96-48 on Wednesday night. Julien Wooden added 16 points for the Dukes. Deshon Parker chipped in 13 and Quinn Richey and...

Virginia man charged after 2012 rape kit tested

Nov. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with sexually assaulting a minor after being identified through a state initiative to eliminate a backlog of untested rape kits. Dyron Williams Sr., of Spotsylvania, was charged with carnal knowledge of a minor after he was identified by testing a 2012...