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Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

Sep. 24, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility. The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead was found in a northern Virginia neighborhood last week. It...

Virginia school district's bid to arm teachers rejected

Sep. 23, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state agency has rejected an application from a rural Virginia school district that voted to arm teachers and other employees as protection against a school shooting. The Washington Post reports that the Department of Criminal Justice Services turned down Lee County Superintendent...

Victory at Richmond eases playoff tension for Kyle Busch

Sep. 23, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch has been one of the last four contenders standing in each of the NASCAR Cup Series' last three years, and now that he's secured his spot in stage two of the playoffs, he's approaching next week's race on an unusual and foreign layout at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a...

Virginia Tech dismissed DE Trevon Hill from team

Sep. 23, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech has dismissed junior defensive end Trevon Hill from the football team. Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Sunday, saying Hill has failed to uphold "the high standards that we have for our student-athletes." Hill had 11 tackles in three games for the Hokies (2-1),...

Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

Sep. 23, 2018 1:22 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — This was supposed to be a relatively easy road trip for Virginia Tech. Cross the state, connect with some its fans and maybe a few recruits there, and pick up a routine victory against Old Dominion. The Monarchs and their backup quarterback turned the Hokies first visit to their stadium...

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is starting to wonder why he even spends time trying to qualify well at Richmond Raceway. Five months after winning the spring race on the 0.75-mile oval from the 32nd starting spot, Busch did even better Saturday night, winning from 39th to complete a season sweep of the...

Easly leads North Texas to 4th win, 47-7 over Liberty

Sep. 22, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Loren Easly rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns as North Texas jumped out to an early lead and coasted to a 47-7 victory over Liberty on Saturday night to remain undefeated on the season. Mason Fine hit Jaelon Darden on a 6-yard TD toss and found Rico Bussey Jr. on a 22-yard...

The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond

Sep. 22, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond. Busch won for the sixth time in his...

James Madison rolls over William & Mary 51-0.

Sep. 22, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Ben Dinucci threw two touchdown passes, Jimmy Moreland scored the fifth defensive touchdown of his career and James Madison ran its home winning streak to 18 games with a 51-0 win over William & Mary on Saturday. The Dukes (3-1) also won their 18th straight conference game in...

Perkins leads Virginia past Louisville 27-3

Sep. 22, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — As he watched his quarterback, already dealing with a dislocated finger, hurdle over a Louisville defender, Virginia senior wide receiver Joe Reed insisted he wasn't worried about Bryce Perkins. "I want him to do what he does," Reed said. "We don't want to put any limitations on...