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'Road to Freedom' highlights history that needs to be known

Apr. 10, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Road to Freedom, a new self-guided driving tour, showcases African American history in Virginia in the Civil War era and beyond. There’s nothing inherently new along Road to Freedom, which covers people and events prior to 1861, showing “the...

Richmond game vs W&M canceled; Spiders play JMU April 17

Apr. 09, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Colonial Athletic Association says Saturday's game between William & Mary and Richmond has been canceled because of coronavirus-related protocols within the Tribe program. The league also says the Spiders and James Madison, who have each had...

Keselowski, Truex eager for more success at Martinsville

Apr. 09, 2021 13:30 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski didn’t get the finish he hoped for two weeks ago when NASCAR’s Cup Series ran on the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway, but the 2012 series champion didn’t dwell too long on his 11th-place finish. “When we got out of...

Feds accuse former owner of assisted living home of fraud

Apr. 08, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former owner of an assisted living facility in Virginia has been charged with fleecing the government out of more than $800,000. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Mable B. Jones, 77, of Richmond, faces 13 counts of wire fraud...

Genworth pulls plug on its acquisition by China Oceanwide

Apr. 07, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Insurer Genworth Financial has pulled the plug on its long-delayed acquisition by a Chinese company. The provider of mortgage and long-term care insurance based in Richmond, Virginia, said Tuesday that it had exercised its right to terminate the...

U of Richmond to reevaluate decision on renaming buildings

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Richmond’s board of trustees has suspended its decision to leave names associated with racism on two campus buildings. The Richmond Times Dispatch reported Monday that the board is reviewing options for a broader and more...

McAuliffe takes jabs from fellow Democrats in debate

Apr. 06, 2021 22:59 PM EDT

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted his record Tuesday evening while his opponents made their case that the Commonwealth needs new leadership during the first televised debate among Democrats in this year's governor's race. McAuliffe, former...

An inmate has died at Virginia's Chesterfield County Jail

Apr. 05, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say that an inmate at the Chesterfield County Jail has died. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports that Jonathan Curtiss Couch, 45, was placed in the jail early Sunday after being charged with simple assault against a...

Inside the vaccine clinic where immigrants aren't deserted

Apr. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In the 15 years that followed the 8,641-mile journey from Chennai, India, she still leaned in a little closer. Maybe asked someone to repeat their question just once more or turned toward her son to make sure she understood the words of a second language she began...

Former leader of Dominion Energy dies day after retiring

Apr. 02, 2021 22:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tom Farrell, who led Dominion Energy for more than a decade and was a powerful force in Virginia business and politics, died Friday, one day after stepping down from his post as the company's executive chairman. He was 66. A news release from the...