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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...

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...

Golden, Burton lift Richmond past George Mason 77-57

Jan. 9, 2021 2:29 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Richmond easily defeated George Mason 77-57 on Saturday. Tyler Burton added 17 points for the Spiders, while Jacob Gilyard chipped in 15. Burton also had eight rebounds, while Gilyard posted five steals. Blake Francis had 13 points and six...

Holmes, Lofton lift St. Bonaventure past Richmond 69-66

Jan. 2, 2021 7:52 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jaren Holmes registered 17 points as Saint Bonaventure narrowly defeated Richmond 69-66 on Saturday. Kyle Lofton added 16 points for the Bonnies, and Dominick Welch chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds. Osun Osunniyi had 13 rebounds for Saint Bonaventure (3-1, 1-1 Atlantic 10...

FILE - Jan. 22, 2019 file photo, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William, center, speaks during a news conference of ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) supporters after her ERA bill was killed by a House subcommittee inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, Va. An unusually broad field is vying to be the next governor of Virginia as the marquee political contest of 2021 gets into full swing.    (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

2021 marquee contest: Virginia governor's race in high gear

Jan. 2, 2021 9:10 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An unusually broad field of candidates are vying for the governor's seat in Virginia as the marquee political contest of 2021 gets into full swing. Only New Jersey and Virginia are set to elect governors this year, and the Old Dominion’s off-year contest has a strong track...

Appeals court to rehear Baltimore aerial surveillance case

Dec. 22, 2020 7:14 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday agreed to reconsider its decision to uphold a judge’s ruling allowing Baltimore police to carry out an aerial surveillance pilot program. A divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Richmond, Virginia,...

Ray scores 23 to lead Hofstra past Richmond 76-71

Dec. 22, 2020 5:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jalen Ray had 23 points as Hofstra edged past Richmond 76-71 on Tuesday. Isaac Kante had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Hofstra (4-3). Tareq Coburn added 15 points and Kvonn Cramer had 12 points. Grant Golden had 15 points and five assists for the Spiders (6-2). Tyler Burton added 15...

Parker Vivier and Marsden Olsen, both of Richmond, prepare to tie their tree to their car after purchasing from Frank Pichel's tree lot, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Richmond. (AP Photo/Will Newton)

'Charlie Brown' Christmas trees lift school, spirits

Dec. 22, 2020 10:07 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Frank Pichel’s Christmas trees will probably never be chosen to light up New York’s Rockefeller Center. They look more like the droopy, pitiful tree made famous in the 1965 children's animated classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” But Pichel and his...

Kandise Norris, shown here with her three children in a Nov. 7 photo outside their home in Somerset County, Maryland, says she has been rebuilding her life since getting treatment for drug addiction in April 2019. The Housing Authority of Crisfield, Maryland, which owns her house, has filed three eviction cases against the 30-year-old since September. (Nick McMillan/Howard Center for Investigative Journalism via AP)

In public housing, a small debt can get poor tenants evicted

Dec. 18, 2020 2:46 PM EST

CRISFIELD, Md. (AP) — Public housing is supposed to be a solution to homelessness, not a cause of it. But in Crisfield, a city of 2,600 on the Chesapeake Bay, the housing authority is one of the leading eviction filers. It files cases against tenants so often that officials hired a contractor to automate...

Northam seeks $25M for 'historic justice' initiatives

Dec. 11, 2020 6:36 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday announced a proposal to spend $25 million to transform historical sites in Virginia, including the Richmond spot where a soaring statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee became a recent focal point of protests against racism. Nearly $11 million...