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Teacher of the Year works with youths in juvenile detention

Apr. 24, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a veteran teacher at a troubled high school in Richmond, Virginia, Rodney Robinson wanted to better understand why so many students go directly from school to prison. So he took a job teaching students at a juvenile detention center. Four years later, Robinson has been chosen as the...

Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

Apr. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. The three-paragraph, unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit...

Martin Truex Jr. holds off Joey Logano to win at Richmond

Apr. 14, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. had about 40 laps to go and Clint Bowyer closing fast. In a race to see who could preserve their car best, Truex outlasted Bowyer and then held off a four-lap charge by Joey Logano to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night. "I was...

The Latest: Martin Truex Jr. wins at Richmond Raceway

Apr. 13, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup race Saturday night at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Martin Truex Jr. held off Clint Bowyer in a long duel and then Joey Logano for four laps to win the NASCAR Cuper Series race at Richmond Raceway. Truex gave Joe Gibbs Racing its sixth...

Sadler makes return to Xfinity Series at Richmond

Apr. 12, 2019 10:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia native Elliott Sadler retired after last season, but made his return to NASCAR's Xfinity Series on Friday night at Richmond Raceway. The 43-year-old Sadler drove for Kaulig Racing, finishing 12th in one of just two planned starts this season. He is also scheduled to race at...

Custer pulls away to win NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond

Apr. 12, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cole Custer was openly hoping for rain to shorten the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway on Friday night. Then, he was desperately hoping for the rain to stay away. Custer passed Austin Cindric with 20 laps to go and earned his second victory of the season. "At that last restart,...

Harvick wins pole at Richmond Raceway

Apr. 12, 2019 7:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick won the pole for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a fast lap at 124.298 mph Friday for the 27th pole of his career and his second this season. He's the first driver with more than one pole this season. Erik Jones...

Hamlin hoping for some hometown advantage

Apr. 12, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Denny Hamlin would love to think he has an advantage when it comes to racing at Richmond Raceway. The Joe Gibbs Racing star has won three times on the 0.75-mile, D-shaped oval and has been coming to the track for much of his life, even long before the Virginia racer became a driver in...

Police chief: Officer who cursed at kids will be disciplined

Apr. 10, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The interim police chief of Richmond, Virginia, says one of his officers will be disciplined for telling a group of middle schoolers "wait until your asses turn 18, then you're mine." Interim Chief William Smith told news outlets that the officer will undergo remedial training. He says...

Virginia erects first historical marker for lynching victim

Apr. 9, 2019 10:27 AM EDT

CHARLES CITY, Va. (AP) — Virginia has installed its first historical marker to commemorate the lynching of a black man. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the marker was installed on Sunday in Charles City, outside of Richmond. It marks the death of 43-year-old Isaac Brandon in 1892. The father of...