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Suits allege 29 companies discriminated against renters

Oct. 19, 2021 08:59 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general’s office has filed lawsuits against more than two dozen real estate companies accused of discriminating against renters protected under a recent change to state law. Attorney General Mark Herring’s Office of Civil...

Tentative settlement reached in Dominion rate review

Oct. 18, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's largest electric utility has reached a settlement agreement with regulators and other parties in an ongoing rate case that if approved would provide one-time refunds to customers and a rate reduction going forward. Dominion Energy...

Police: Mom killed in buggy crash, husband, 8 kids hurt

Oct. 18, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman was killed Sunday and her husband and their eight children were injured when their Amish horse-drawn buggy was rear-ended, state police said. The buggy was traveling south on Cumberland Road in the Farmville area of Cumberland...

Congressional maps challenge Virginia redistricting panel

Oct. 18, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After failing in its effort to draw new maps for General Assembly districts, Virginia's new bipartisan redistricting commission is facing similar hurdles as it tries to map out congressional lines. The commission met Monday and reviewed a map...

More than 100 dogs found in home, SPCA caring for dozens

Oct. 18, 2021 10:38 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After more than 100 dogs were found living inside an Eastern Shore home, the Virginia Beach SPCA said it has received 45 of those dogs. The group said in a social media post that it will keep most of the 45 dogs it received on Saturday, but...

Suspect in New Rochelle shooting death arrested in Brooklyn

Oct. 18, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of killing a taxi driver in New Rochelle last week was arrested in New York City following a shootout with police officers, authorities said. No one was injured in the gunfire Sunday in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn, police said....

Top Democrats woo Black voters in Virginia governor's race

Oct. 17, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams on Sunday urged Black churchgoers to turn out for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in next month's Virginia governor's election, saying that what happens in the most watched race this year will “show the world who we are" in future contests...

Removed Robert E. Lee statue now on display at Texas resort

Oct. 17, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

TERLINGUA, Texas (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that the city of Dallas removed from a park and later sold in an online auction is now on display at a golf resort in West Texas. The bronze sculpture, which was removed from the Dallas park in...

House of Representatives staffer faces child porn charges

Oct. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BURKE, Va. (AP) — A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to police. Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies...

Mini grocer opens in Norfolk’s Olde Huntersville

Oct. 17, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — After over a year without a neighborhood grocery store, Norfolk residents in Olde Huntersville now have a place to buy fresh produce, meat, dairy and other food essentials. Turner’s Market, a store that opened at 1500 Dungee St. in late...