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Police: Murder convict confesses to 2 additional slayings

Jan. 19, 2022 16:21 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for a Virginia murder has confessed to two additional slayings, one of which goes back 35 years, police said Wednesday. Fairfax County Police said at a press conference that Charles Helem, 52, has been charged with murder for...

Fire officials: Technician dies while working on escalator

Jan. 19, 2022 14:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A technician died while working on an escalator at a Virginia department store on Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The Richmond Fire Department said an escalator technician was doing maintenance at the Dillard’s at Stony Point Fashion Park and died...

Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

Jan. 19, 2022 08:56 AM EST

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change. The spending stems largely from President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure...

McGhee leads Liberty over Jacksonville 88-49

Jan. 18, 2022 21:30 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius McGhee scored 27 points on 6-for-9 shooting and Keegan McDowell scored 21 points and Liberty beat Jacksonville 88-49 on Tuesday night. Blake Preston had 10 points for Liberty (13-6, 4-0 ASUN), which won its fifth straight game. Kyle Rode distributed...

Confusion, lawsuit follow Virginia governor's order on masks

Jan. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new Republican governor was facing pushback from Democratic lawmakers, school districts and a group of parents who sued him Tuesday over an executive order that aims to create an opt-out for classroom mask mandates. The order issued Saturday and set...

Virginia ex-sheriff's lawyer seeks competency evaluation

Jan. 18, 2022 17:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a former Tidewater Virginia sheriff convicted of federal bribery charges last year has requested a competency evaluation before sentencing, saying his client’s mental health has declined rapidly. In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District...

Judge to decide lawsuit alleging admissions discrimination

Jan. 18, 2022 15:17 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An elite public high school in northern Virginia discriminated against Asian American families when it overhauled its admissions policies amid a push to increase Black and Hispanic representation at the school, lawyers argued Tuesday. A federal judge in...

Pharrell Williams calls for economic equity during MLK event

Jan. 17, 2022 22:38 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Singer and music producer Pharrell Williams is challenging corporate America to “do more" by supporting entrepreneurs of color and adopting economic equity measures. The Virginian-Pilot reports that in remarks Monday during the Urban League of Hampton...

TABC boys and girls high school basketball rankings

Jan. 17, 2022 22:05 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school boys and girls rankings for the week of Jan. 17. BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Richardson, 21-1; 2. Duncanville, 19-1; 3. Spring Westfield, 18-1; 4. Austin Westlake, 23-1; 5. Fort...

Gibson scores 22 to carry Towson over William & Mary 91-69

Jan. 17, 2022 21:29 PM EST

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jason Gibson had 22 points as Towson routed William & Mary 91-69 on Monday night. Nicolas Timberlake had 17 points for Towson (13-5, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association), which won its fourth consecutive game. Antonio Rizzuto added 15 points and Cam...