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Sponsor: Bill to legalize, tax 'skill game' machines dead

Feb. 02, 2023 10:42 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A senior Virginia Republican lawmaker said this week that his legislation that aimed to legalize and tax a certain type of electronic betting machine that has proliferated in gas stations, bars and other locations around the state is dead, but the broader fight isn't over. ...

Police: Man dead after barricade, shootout

Feb. 01, 2023 19:12 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The injuries of a man found dead after a barricade and shootout with police in Virginia were likely the result of police gunfire, officials said Wednesday. Officers were called to a Virginia Beach home late Monday for a domestic incident involving a man...

Youngkin asks lawmakers to fill school aid expectation gap

Feb. 01, 2023 18:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin asked House and Senate budget leaders Wednesday to include “the necessary resources” in their spending plans to address an error in a state-provided formula that led local school divisions to expect more state aid than they are set to receive....

Virginia AG opposes prosecuting women seeking abortions

Feb. 01, 2023 17:11 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Speaking at an annual anti-abortion rally and march in Richmond, Republican Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares said Wednesday that he opposes the idea that women should be prosecuted for seeking abortions. “The pro-life message is one of compassion. And...

GOP-led panel again defeats campaign finance reform

Feb. 01, 2023 15:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican-led Virginia House panel voted down legislation early Wednesday that would prohibit lawmakers from using campaign funds for personal expenses such as a vacation, mortgage or country club membership. Virginia’s elected officials are outliers in...

Man gets life sentence in shooting deaths of mother, brother

Feb. 01, 2023 13:10 PM EST

WARRENTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 40 years in the shooting deaths of his mother and 6-year-old brother at their home in 2020. In August, Levi Norwood pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his mother, Jennifer, and...

BC beats No. 20 Clemson 62-54; Tigers' lead sliced atop ACC

Jan. 31, 2023 22:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Clemson wasn't able to escape on the road this time. Makai Ashton-Langford had two key driving baskets in the closing two minutes and finished with 15 points to help Boston College beat the 20th-ranked Tigers 62-54 on Tuesday night. “I couldn’t get...

Virginia's error leads local schools to overestimate aid

Jan. 31, 2023 17:53 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Education acknowledged Tuesday that an error in a mathematical formula it provides to local K-12 school divisions led some schools to expect more state funding than they are set to receive. Charles Pyle, a department spokesperson,...

Senate OKs bill tightening Virginia tourism spending rules

Jan. 31, 2023 15:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would tighten the purchasing rules the state's tourism agency must follow. The bill's sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jeremy McPike, has said he filed the measure in response to a controversy last year involving the...

Lawmakers shelve bills cutting unemployment appeals times

Jan. 30, 2023 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers have shelved a pair of bills that would have given unemployment claimants half as much time to file an appeal with a state agency still struggling with pandemic-related cases. A Senate panel on Monday voted unanimously to pass by the...