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FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Devon Henry, whose company handled the summer removals of Richmond's Confederate monuments, spoke with The Associated Press about navigating safety concerns for himself and his crew and previously unreported complexities of the project. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Oct. 25, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for...

Police investigate death of 18-year-old in car crash

Oct. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating a single-vehicle crash that left a teenager dead. Virginia State Police said Katerina Renee Higgins, 18, was driving a Ford Mustang in Floyd County early Sunday when the car left the road and struck a tree. Higgins was not wearing a seatbelt and died...

Horses killed in multi-vehicle accident in Virginia

Oct. 25, 2020 11:53 AM EDT

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two horses that police say were “running loose in the roadway” were killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Virginia. Suffolk Police said the accident occurred Saturday evening and that two different passenger vehicles struck the horses. One of the drivers was taken to a...

Virginia residents install solar panels on school building

Oct. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — When farmers needed help in the past building a barn, the community historically came together for a “barn raising” as many hands make light work. Harrisonburg preserves this timely tradition, not with rural construction, but in implementing solar panels at community...

'Good Trouble': Richmond center unveils John Lewis mural

Oct. 25, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On a hill overlooking Richmond, the city unveiled a vibrant new mural of civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis. The mural is named “Good Trouble,” a reference to a phrase Lewis often used, and it now adorns the side of the Powhatan Community Center in the city’s...

Miami wide receiver Mark Pope (6) catches a first-half pass as Virginia's Nick Grant (1) defends during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. 
 (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

No. 11 Miami holds off Virginia 19-14, moves to 5-1

Oct. 25, 2020 12:10 AM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami's coaching staff sent a clear message to its receivers this week by opening up what was a nine-player competition for three starting spots. Mike Harley heard them — and came up with the best game of his career. D’Eriq King threw for 322 yards and a touchdown,...

Willis throws 6 touchdowns as Liberty beats Southern Miss

Oct. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns — five in the first half — and Liberty remained unbeaten after dominating Southern Mississippi 56-35 Saturday. The Flames (6-0) piled up 537 yards of offense, racing to a 35-7 halftime lead as Willis found five...

Woman gets prison for hanging, killing ex-boyfriend's puppy

Oct. 24, 2020 1:10 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for killing an ex-boyfriend's pit bull puppy by hanging it from a tree with an extension cord. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Powhatan County Circuit Court Judge Paul Cella also on Thursday ordered that Yasmin Burton,...

Prosecutor rules out charges against officers in shooting

Oct. 24, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city's top prosecutor has ruled out criminal charges against four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a suspect in two killings, In a report released Friday, Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle concluded that the officers fired in self-defense and...

Fake psychologist who treated dozens gets 11 years in prison

Oct. 24, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A judge in Virginia has sentenced a woman to 11 years in prison for pretending to be a psychologist and treating more than 100 patients, most of whom were children. The prison sentence that Stafford County Circuit Court Judge Charles Sharp handed down Friday to Sharonda Avery, 44, was...