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Martin Szelag stands outside the state capitol in Lansing, Mich., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Heavily fortified statehouses around US see small protests

Jan. 17, 2021 9:51 PM EST

Small groups of right-wing protesters — some of them carrying rifles — gathered outside heavily fortified statehouses around the country Sunday, outnumbered by National Guard troops and police brought in to prevent a repeat of the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol. As darkness fell, there...

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...

90-year-old man killed while trying to cross highway

Jan. 17, 2021 3:45 PM EST

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — A 90-year-old Virginia man is dead after he was hit by a car while trying to cross a highway, authorities said. State police said the accident happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) on Jefferson Highway in Staunton. Howard A. Tillou died after being taken to University of...

Creativity brings student performances to life in Virginia

Jan. 17, 2021 9:00 AM EST

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Rewarding and reaffirming — those are two of three words that Courtney Reilly, executive director of performances and engagement at Shenandoah Conservatory, used to describe the past 10 months. And it goes almost without saying, this word as well: challenging. The majority of...

Bookstore and museum teaches that Black history is diverse

Jan. 17, 2021 3:01 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — She is Black, she is American and she has ancestral roots in Africa, but Gigi Best-Richardson does not refer to herself as African American. “I choose to tell people I am part of the African diaspora,” Best-Richardson said. “To say I am African American would deny my...

No. 18 Virginia routs No. 12 Clemson to stay perfect in ACC

Jan. 16, 2021 8:58 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Tony Bennett thinks that his team has more to improve this season. But he believes his team's rout of No. 12 Clemson is a strong stride forward in that journey. “It's one game,” Bennett cautioned after the 18th-ranked Cavaliers won their 11th straight over...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, signs are posted to close the area around the U.S. Capitol ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The Latest: Man arrested with handgun, ammo at DC checkpoint

Jan. 16, 2021 7:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout and increased security efforts after the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Police have arrested a man with a handgun and 500 rounds of ammunition at a checkpoint in Washington set up ahead of President-elect Joe...

Former music teacher loses appeal in child sex case

Jan. 16, 2021 2:26 PM EST

HANOVER, Va. (AP) — A Virginia court has rejected the appeal of a former school music teacher who is serving a 7-year prison sentence for child solicitation. The appeals court ruled on Jan. 12 that a trial judge did not err in denying a motion by Ryan Thomas Pick of Woodbridge to suppress the contents of a...

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 - This undated photo provided by the U.S. Army shows U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar Green Beret, who died from non-combat related injuries in Mali in June 2017.  Tony DeDolph, a U.S. Navy SEAL, pleaded guilty Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the hazing-related death of Melgar.   (U.S. Army via AP, File)

SEAL pleads guilty to role in hazing death of Green Beret

Jan. 16, 2021 11:06 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the hazing death of a U.S. Army Green Beret while the men were stationed in Africa. Chief Petty Officer Tony DeDolph, a member of the elite SEAL Team 6, also offered a detailed account of the night in...