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Guardsman not guilty by reason of insanity in vehicle theft

Aug. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile (100-kilometer) chase has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on two charges. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 30-year-old Joshua...

50 old TVs mysteriously appear on neighborhood's porches

Aug. 13, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say more than 50 television sets have been mysteriously placed on front porches in a neighborhood outside Richmond. Henrico County police Lt. Matt Pecka said residents found older model televisions outside their front doors Sunday morning. He told the Richmond...

Redskins' Alexander sees specialist, out 2 weeks with injury

Aug. 4, 2019 12:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins cornerback Adonis Alexander is expected to miss at least two weeks with a right quadriceps injury. Coach Jay Gruden confirmed the injury timeline on Sunday. Alexander hasn't practiced since Tuesday, when he left the field during the team's afternoon walkthrough. Two...

Trump hails 'righteous cause of American self-government'

Jul. 30, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday marked the 400th anniversary of American democracy and its gift "of the country we love," but his celebration of what began as an experiment in self-government was boycotted by black Virginia lawmakers incensed by Trump's continued disparagement of a...

Muslim Virginia lawmaker heckles Trump at Jamestown speech

Jul. 30, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — A heckler who interrupted a speech by President Donald Trump during Tuesday's commemoration of 400 years of American democracy is a new Muslim lawmaker from Virginia angered by the president's race-related rhetoric. Del. Ibraheem Samirah, a 27-year-old Democrat, held up three...

The Latest: Black Virginia lawmakers slam Trump comments

Jul. 30, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — The Latest on events in Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Black lawmakers in Virginia who boycotted a visit by President Donald Trump are blasting Trump for his recent disparaging remarks about minority members...

Black Virginia lawmakers to boycott Trump's Jamestown visit

Jul. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's black state lawmakers announced Monday that they will boycott a ceremony this week commemorating the beginnings of American democracy because President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend. The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said its members would not attend Tuesday's...

Redskins near crossroads for new home to replace FedEx Field

Jul. 29, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — FedEx Field is just 22 years old but a concrete relic of stadiums past, with the clock ticking on its status as an NFL building. The Washington Redskins' training camp home away from home is only 6 years old and yet it's also on borrowed time. On the field, Washington is three years...

Appeals court vacates key Atlantic Coast Pipeline permit

Jul. 26, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Friday tossed out a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that deals with the project's effects on threatened or endangered species, saying a federal agency had apparently "lost sight of its mandate." A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Virginia mayor resigns from Jamestown commission over Trump

Jul. 24, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia mayor is resigning in protest from a historic Jamestown committee because of the group's reported plans to host President Donald Trump at the 400th anniversary celebration of the first representative legislative assembly in America. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney sent a...