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Police: 2 wounded in shooting at Virginia high school

Sep. 20, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Two students were wounded in a shooting at a Virginia high school Monday afternoon, police said. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the face at Heritage High School and a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg, Newport News police Chief Steve Drew said...

Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A new bipartisan redistricting commission is looking at two sets of distinctly partisan maps as it sets out to draw new boundaries for Virginia's General Assembly districts. Democratic and Republican map drawers on Monday submitted their first...

Police investigate self-defense claim after fatal shooting

Sep. 20, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating a “claim of self-defense” in what they described as a domestic-related incident that left one man fatally shot and his girlfriend injured over the weekend. Fairfax County police say the shooting happened...

Union members vote to accept new Mondelez contract

Sep. 20, 2021 09:51 AM EDT

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — Striking union members voted to accept a new four-year collective bargaining agreement with snack company Mondelez International, ending a walkout that began last month. The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union...

Juvenile fatally shot during fight at Virginia county fair

Sep. 19, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

RINGGOLD, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the fatal shooting of a juvenile at a county fair. The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened Saturday night at the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fair. The...

Chesterfield inmate dies in jail after medical emergency

Sep. 19, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An inmate in the Chesterfield County Jail died Saturday night as a result of a medical emergency, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office announced. WRIC-TV reports that a fellow inmate notified jail staff at about 10 p.m. Saturday that...

Virginia to add tests to find pandemic-related learning gaps

Sep. 19, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Schools across Virginia will soon administer additional testing to assess how students in grades 3 through 8 are doing in math and reading after two turbulent school years. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the mandated tests are part of...

70-year-old woman has walked every street in a Virginia city

Sep. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — For retired Waynesboro resident Virginia Hanifl, it’s important to have goals. It’s also never too late to start another one. Just last month at 70 years old, Hanifl accomplished her goal of walking through every street in...

Child care workers’ love helps them through industry issues

Sep. 19, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Carla Hart showed up to the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Child Day Care Center for a job shadow when she was a junior at Broadway High School. Now, 27 years later, she is still showing up to the job she fell in love with nearly three decades ago at...

Howell, Chandler, Downs help No. 21 UNC beat Virginia 59-39

Sep. 19, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Up and down the field they went, Sam Howell and North Carolina's offense ending drive after drive in the end zone whether through the air on the ground. The 21st-ranked Tar Heels have found some of the offensive rhythm missing in a...