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Tropical Storm Ophelia forecast to make landfall early Saturday on North Carolina coast

Sep. 23, 2023 01:31 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia was expected to make landfall on the North Carolina coast early Saturday morning with the potential for damaging winds and dangerous surges of water, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Life-threatening flooding caused by the...

Armstrong, Narveson and penalties help N.C. State survive at Virginia, 24-21

Sep. 23, 2023 00:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brennan Armstrong said “it was pretty surreal, pretty weird” playing as a visitor at Scott Stadium, where he'd emerged from the Virginia locker room for five seasons. It wasn't as weird as the ending in his lone visit as an opponent. ...

Tropical Storm Ophelia off the mid-Atlantic coast producing winds just below hurricane force

Sep. 22, 2023 23:17 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia gained strength as it churned toward the North Carolina coast on Friday, promising a weekend of heavy rain and windy conditions throughout the mid-Atlantic. Forecasters issued a hurricane watch for parts of eastern North Carolina. The...

Mother gets 78-year prison term for killing daughters, 15 and 5, in Virginia

Sep. 22, 2023 16:41 PM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia mother who sedated her two daughters with melatonin-laced gummy bears before fatally shooting them was sentenced Friday to 78 years in prison. Veronica Youngblood, 38, was arrested in August 2018 after shooting daughters Sharon Castro, 15,...

Both parties rally supporters as voting begins in Virginia's closely watched legislative elections

Sep. 22, 2023 13:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Early voting started Friday in Virginia's costly, high-stakes and closely watched legislative elections after a week in which elected officials and candidates rallied their supporters across the state. All 140 General Assembly seats are on the ballot, with...

Parents who want Youngkin's transgender policies enacted sue the Virginia Beach school board

Sep. 22, 2023 12:52 PM EDT

Two Virginia Beach parents have filed a lawsuit seeking to force their local school system to adopt Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s new policies on transgender students, including one that would exclude transgender girls from participating on girls’ sports teams. The...

Mother of 6-year-old who shot teacher in Virginia to remain free on bond after failing drug tests

Sep. 21, 2023 16:32 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Despite multiple failed drug tests, a judge rejected a request by prosecutors Thursday to revoke the bond of the mother of a 6-year-old who shot his teacher in Virginia as she awaits sentencing on a federal weapons charge that she used marijuana while possessing a...

Virginia Tech heads to Marshall, looking to avoid 1-3 start, but QB Grant Wells is questionable

Sep. 21, 2023 13:16 PM EDT

Virginia Tech (1-2) at Marshall (2-0), Saturday, noon ET (ESPN2) Line: Marshall by 5 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. Series Record: Virginia Tech leads 11-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Virginia Tech hopes to avoid another letdown heading into...

Armstrong, Wolfpack head to Scott Stadium for Friday night battle with winless Virginia

Sep. 21, 2023 11:12 AM EDT

North Carolina State (2-1, 0-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) at Virginia (0-3, 0-0), Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: N.C. State by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: N.C. State leads 36-22-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The...

Family of man who died while being admitted to psychiatric hospital agrees to $8.5M settlement

Sep. 20, 2023 19:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a man who died while handcuffed and pinned to the floor for about 11 minutes as he was being admitted to a Virginia psychiatric hospital has reached an $8.5 million settlement with the state and the county and sheriff whose deputies were involved in restraining...