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Schools reopen in Virginia amid manhunt for Marine deserter

Nov. 15, 2019 7:11 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Schools are reopening in Roanoke, Virginia, on Friday as a manhunt continues for a Marine deserter wanted in a murder case. Roanoke City Public Schools closed on Thursday when police learned Michael Alexander Brown may have been spotted in town. The 22-year-old combat engineer is wanted...

3 African American lawmakers named lead Virginia committees

Nov. 15, 2019 4:40 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Three African American lawmakers in Virginia are expected to lead powerful legislative committees next year in the state House of Delegates. Black legislators haven’t led a House committee in two decades. Democratic Del. Eileen Filler-Corn, who is set to be the next House...

School board votes to make good on scholarship mix-up

Nov. 15, 2019 4:29 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school system plans to make good on a mistaken pledge to give five high school students annual scholarships of $2,000 each. Five seniors from the class of 2019 were nominated by their Norfolk schools for a statewide award that recognizes academically successful students who...

Judge reconsiders some sentences in 1995 Roanoke firebombing

Nov. 15, 2019 2:53 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A judge is recalculating prison sentences for four men convicted in a 1995 firebombing of a convenience store in Roanoke, Virginia. The Roanoke Times reports the men, incarcerated for 22 years, had their sentences slashed to less than time served in September to reflect revised federal...

Norfolk St. tops The Apprentice School 113-54

Nov. 15, 2019 1:38 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Joe Bryant Jr. had a career-high 25 points as Norfolk State hit a school record 20 3-pointers in its 113-54 win over The Apprentice School 113-54 on Thursday night. Jermaine Bishop added 21 points for the Spartans. Bryant Jr. hit 10 of 12 shots, including 5 of 6 on 3-pointers. He added...

Gustavson’s FT lifts Richmond past Vandy in OT, 93-92

Nov. 14, 2019 10:33 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jacob Gilyard already had six steals, but wasn’t about to take all the credit for the last, and biggest, one. Gilyard came up with a tipped ball, passed ahead to Andre Gustavson and the Spiders beat Vanderbilt 93-92 on Thursday night when Gustavson was fouled and made a free...

Redskins cooperating with investigation regarding Nicholson

Nov. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say they are aware of an investigation involving safety Montae Nicholson and are cooperating with authorities. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman who was dropped off at a hospital by two men. TMZ reported...

Phillips lifts Longwood over St. Francis (Brooklyn) 86-77

Nov. 14, 2019 8:41 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Lorenzo Phillips had 23 points as Longwood beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 86-77 on Thursday night for its fourth straight home victory. Phillips was 7 of 12 from the floor and made all six of his free-throw attempts for Longwood’s first 20-point game of the season. Jaylon Wilson...

Virginia police say wanted Marine deserter sought family

Nov. 14, 2019 6:28 PM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say the Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case was trying to reach out to a family member when he was spotted. Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones told a news conference that it’s believed Michael Alexander Brown was trying to contact his...

Feds won’t charge officers in Virginia motorist’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia parkway two years ago. The Justice Department announced Thursday it found insufficient evidence to bring charges in...