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Dominion Energy partnership to convert manure to natural gas

Dec. 11, 2019 11:35 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation’s largest energy producers is launching a $200 million effort to convert methane from cow manure into natural gas. Richmond-based Dominion Energy announced Wednesday that it is partnering with Vanguard Renewables to develop and operate conversion facilities at...

Richmond gets a new soaring statue, this one with dreadlocks

Dec. 10, 2019 8:54 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A massive bronze sculpture of a young black man with dreadlocks astride a muscular horse was permanently installed Tuesday in Virginia’s capital city, not far from one of the country’s most prominent displays of Confederate monuments. Thousands of people crowded the lawn...

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

Dec. 9, 2019 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 gun rights activists wearing “Guns SAVE Lives” stickers rallied Monday in Virginia, vowing to fight any attempt by the new Democratic majority in the state legislature to pass new restrictions on gun ownership. The “God. Family. Guns” rally was...

Voicemail said couple burned by volcano; then silence

Dec. 9, 2019 4:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Relatives of a newlywed American couple are desperately seeking information after learning that the husband and wife were severely burned from a volcano eruption in New Zealand. Barbara Barham told The Washington Post on Monday that daughter Lauren Urey, 32, and husband Matthew Urey,...

Sherod leads Richmond past S. Alabama 75-57

Dec. 8, 2019 6:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nick Sherod scored 17 points as Richmond beat South Alabama 75-57 on Sunday. Jacob Gilyard and Blake Francis added 15 points each for the Spiders. Gilyard also had eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals for the Spiders. Andre Gustavson had 10 points for Richmond (8-1), which...

Police make arrest in shooting death of Virginia firefighter

Dec. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man in connection with the death of a Virginia fire lieutenant who was killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting while trying to protect one of her children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Hopewell Police said Friday that a 26-year-old...

Panel calls for Virginia to purge dozens of old racist laws

Dec. 5, 2019 6:47 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The laws are still on the books in Virginia: Blacks and whites must sit in separate rail cars. They cannot use the same playgrounds, schools or mental hospitals. They can’t marry each other either. The measures have not been enforced for decades, but they remain in the...

Virginia firefighter fatally shot while shielding her child

Dec. 4, 2019 4:29 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a Virginia fire lieutenant killed in a Thanksgiving night shooting was not the intended target and was trying to protect one of her children when she was shot. Richmond fire Lt. Ashley Nicole Berry was celebrating Thanksgiving at the home of her boyfriend’s family in...

Francis scores 29 to carry Richmond over Hampton 80-63

Dec. 3, 2019 10:55 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Blake Francis matched his career high with 29 points as Richmond beat Hampton 80-63 on Tuesday night. Francis shot 6 for 9 from behind the arc and added six assists. Jacob Gilyard had 18 points and 10 assists for Richmond (7-1). Nick Sherod added 16 points and nine rebounds. Ben Stanley...

Gilyard sparks Richmond past Boston College, 64-44

Nov. 30, 2019 5:22 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond’s biggest player was on the bench in street clothes. Its smallest players filled in admirably. Jacob Gilyard scored 13 of his 22 points during a 23-2 second-half run and Richmond beat Boston College 64-44 on Saturday. Blake Francis added 18 points for the Spiders (6-1),...