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Shelter: Dog set on fire in Virginia park has died

Feb. 15, 2019 7:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia shelter say a dog set on fire at a Richmond park has succumbed to his wounds. News outlets report Richmond Animal Care and Control announced Friday morning that the male brindle pit bull named Tommie died surrounded by caregivers. The shelter says Tommie was...

Shelter: Recovery may not be option for dog set on fire

Feb. 14, 2019 7:16 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say "recovery may not be an option" for a dog found set on fire. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Richmond Animal Care and Control announced Wednesday its treatment plans are changing for the male brindle pit bull named Tommie. The shelter says...

Evans, Vann lead VCU past Richmond, 81-60

Feb. 13, 2019 9:33 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans and Issac Vann scored 16 points each and VCU used a 21-5 first-half run to take command in an 81-60 victory against Richmond on Wednesday night. Mike'L Simms added 13 points for the Rams (18-6, 9-2 Atlantic 10), who trailed 11-10 before dominating the next seven minutes....

Virginia dioceses list 58 clergy with sex abuse allegations

Feb. 13, 2019 6:33 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's two Roman Catholic dioceses on Wednesday published lists of 58 priests credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, joining other dioceses around the country in answering calls to make public the names of abusive clergy. The diocese of Richmond said each of the 42 priests on...

The Latest: Arlington diocese says 16 priests on abuse list

Feb. 13, 2019 5:29 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Catholic dioceses in Virginia releasing lists of priests with credible allegations of sexual abuse of a minor against them (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The Catholic Diocese of Arlington has released a list of 16 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. In a letter...

The Latest: Fairfax accuser's lawyer urges public hearing

Feb. 12, 2019 2:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is urging state lawmakers not to delay a public hearing on the matter. Attorney Nancy...

Richmond leaders approve renaming street after Arthur Ashe

Feb. 11, 2019 9:24 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond City Council has approved a proposal to rename a historic street after tennis champion Arthur Ashe Jr. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that on Monday the council backed an ordinance renaming Boulevard after Richmond native Ashe. He was the first black player selected...

Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia

Feb. 11, 2019 6:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him....

Virginia animal shelter seeks suspect after dog set on fire

Feb. 11, 2019 4:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials at a Virginia animal shelter say a dog was set on fire at a city park and suffered burns to over 40 percent of its body. Richmond Animal Care and Control says in a Facebook post that the male brindle pit bull was tied to a pole in a city park, covered in accelerant and set on...

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Feb. 10, 2019 8:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At least one...