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Richmond authorities reminding people of gun bans at events

Jan. 17, 2021 4:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia’s capital city are reminding people to leave their guns at home if they plan to protest outside the statehouse. Richmond police say signs are being posted in advance of events surrounding Lobby Day 2021 reminding people that firearms are prohibited at...

Error allows vaccine signups by ineligible individuals

Jan. 16, 2021 1:32 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A technology error allowed almost 6,000 Richmond-area residents to sign up to get COVID-19 vaccinations even though they weren’t eligible to get them, according to local officials. Officials in Henrico County said a county scheduling system accidentally sent a sign-up link to...

FILE - Crews prepare to remove a statue Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. on July 7, 2020. At least 63 Confederate statues, monuments or markers have been removed from public land across the country since George Floyd’s death on May 25, making 2020 one of the busiest years yet for removals, according to an Associated Press tally. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Virginia AG authorizes probe of statue-removal contract

Jan. 15, 2021 8:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general has authorized an investigation into a $1.8 million contract for the removal of the city of Richmond's Confederate monuments, a special prosecutor said Friday. The statues were taken down over the summer, and an inquiry into the contract between the...

Police: Man charged after displaying 'KILL BIDEN' sign

Jan. 15, 2021 4:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested for having a “KILL BIDEN” sign. WWBT in Richmond reported Thursday that Kenneth Kraig Thomas of Goochland County was arrested and is facing a charge of threatening a person in writing. He is being held without bond. It was not immediately...

Vanderbilt's Clark Lea adds 3 more to his coaching staff

Jan. 15, 2021 2:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added three more people to his initial coaching staff. He announced Friday the hiring Brandon Hourigan as director of strength and conditioning and a pair of women with Casey Stangel as director of operations and Molly Hart as assistant director of...

FILE - In this  Wednesday Nov 18, 2020. file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gestures during a COVID-19 briefing at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginia lawmakers are set to start this year’s legislative session focused on COVID-19 relief efforts and legalizing marijuana. The 2021 session will kick off Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 with lawmakers meeting away from the Capitol as the state continues to wrestle with the impacts of a global pandemic that’s shut down school, closed businesses and left more than 5,000 Virginians dead in last 10 months, including a state senator. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Northam announces expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 14, 2021 4:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials announced changes Thursday that significantly expand the pool of people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as they also outlined plans for mass-vaccination clinics to speed up the pace of inoculations. Gov. Ralph Northam said at a news conference in Richmond that the...

Members of the Senate, including Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, left, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, center and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, right, placed roses on the desk of the late Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, on opening day of the General Assembly inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  Chafin died on Jan. 1 due to complications related to the coronavirus. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Northam outlines priorities to lawmakers as session begins

Jan. 13, 2021 8:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his plans to legalize marijuana and announced his intention to give teachers a raise Wednesday during an annual address to state lawmakers. The governor gave his State of the Commonwealth speech on the first day of the 2021 legislative...

Virginia's Capitol Square to close on annual lobbying day

Jan. 12, 2021 7:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amid reports of possible armed protests at state capitals across the country, Virginia officials plan to close Capitol Square in Richmond to the public Monday, an annual day for constituents to lobby lawmakers. Dena Potter, a spokeswoman for the Department of General Services,...

Teen identified as driver shot after chase in Virginia

Jan. 11, 2021 7:27 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver who they say was fatally shot during a traffic stop after leading troopers on a chase and displaying a firearm. The driver who died was Xzavier D. Hill, 18, of Charlottesville, Virginia State Police said Sunday in a news release. The chase that...

Virginia prison officer stabbed during disturbance

Jan. 10, 2021 11:36 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia corrections officials say that a prison officer and a K9 were attacked and suffered serious stab wounds during a disturbance at a prison. A news release from the Virginia Department of Corrections said that the attack happened around 6 p.m. at Sussex I State Prison southeast...