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Amtrak cancels trains in Virginia ahead of inauguration

Jan. 19, 2021 8:58 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amtrak announced all Northeast Regional trains south of Washington D.C, which includes all stations in Virginia, will be canceled Tuesday and Wednesday amid heightened security concerns following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Amtrak auto train services will be unaffected but The...

Police: Man fires gun at car during road rage incident

Jan. 19, 2021 8:34 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a man fired multiple shots at a car after apparently becoming upset because the other driver cut him off. The Free Lance-Star reports that the incident occurred Monday afternoon in Spotsylvania County. Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Maj. Troy Skebo...

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

Jan. 19, 2021 12:17 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event that will celebrate the nation’s diversity on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is slated to speak...

Boogaloo Bois stand on the sidewalk on 9th Street in support of lobby day on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Richmond, Va.  The day is a chance for citizens to use a day off work to meet with their legislators. (AP Photo/John C. Clark)

Senate gathers on 'Lobby Day' under heightened security

Jan. 18, 2021 7:05 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state lawmakers met under heightened security Monday amid concerns about possible civil unrest in state capitals in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Several gun-rights advocates came to Richmond on Monday, some of them heavily armed. The Martin...

Four charged with murder after body found in trunk

Jan. 18, 2021 3:38 PM EST

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (AP) — Four North Carolina men are facing charges after a police officer who pulled their car over for speeding found a body in the trunk. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said a Roanoke Rapids police officer stopped the car around 1 a.m. Monday. Authorities said the officer...

Waxahachie, Cypress Creek top Texas 6A hoops rankings

Jan. 18, 2021 3:06 PM EST

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) — Texas Association of Basketball Coaches high school state rankings for the week of Jan. 18: BOYS PUBLIC Class 6A 1. Waxahachie, 13-2; 2. Humble Atascocita, 13-0; 3. Duncanville, 15-1; 4. Richardson, 12-1; 5. South Grand Prairie, 11-0; 6. Austin Westlake, 14-1; 7. Fort Bend Elkins,...

Boy dead after being hit by cars on Virginia highway

Jan. 18, 2021 2:51 PM EST

HAYMARKET, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia are investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who was struck by two vehicles. Prince William County police said officers were called to the area of James Madison Highway and Dominion Valley Drive in Haymarket shortly after 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Investigators...

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris campaigns for Democratic U.S. Senate challengers the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ga. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Inaugural event to celebrate resiliency of Black Americans

Jan. 18, 2021 1:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The resiliency, culture and heroism of Black Americans and the African diaspora will be the central theme of a virtual event Tuesday that will celebrate the nation’s diversity on the eve of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris is slated...

Distillery, owner, facing criminal environmental charges

Jan. 18, 2021 12:27 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia distillery and its owner have been indicted on multiple charges involving illegal dumping of industrial waste, authorities said. A Shenandoah County grand jury returned a 115-count indictment last week against Filibuster Distillery LLC and Siddharth Dilawri. The...

Police: Man in custody in Virginia after Florida kidnapping

Jan. 18, 2021 8:02 AM EST

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (AP) — A man wanted in the weekend kidnapping of a South Florida family is now in custody in Alexandria, Virginia, police said Monday morning. Pembroke Pines police said in a social media post that Jaddier T. Sanchez, 37, was taken into custody early Monday. The 18-year-old woman he is...