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Police: Man charged after displaying 'KILL BIDEN' sign

Jan. 15, 2021 4:01 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been arrested for having a “KILL BIDEN” sign. WWBT in Richmond reported Thursday that Kenneth Kraig Thomas of Goochland County was arrested and is facing a charge of threatening a person in writing. He is being held without bond. It was not immediately...

Vanderbilt's Clark Lea adds 3 more to his coaching staff

Jan. 15, 2021 2:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Clark Lea has added three more people to his initial coaching staff. He announced Friday the hiring Brandon Hourigan as director of strength and conditioning and a pair of women with Casey Stangel as director of operations and Molly Hart as assistant director of...

FILE - In this  Wednesday Nov 18, 2020. file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam gestures during a COVID-19 briefing at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Virginia lawmakers are set to start this year’s legislative session focused on COVID-19 relief efforts and legalizing marijuana. The 2021 session will kick off Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 with lawmakers meeting away from the Capitol as the state continues to wrestle with the impacts of a global pandemic that’s shut down school, closed businesses and left more than 5,000 Virginians dead in last 10 months, including a state senator. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Northam announces expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine

Jan. 14, 2021 4:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials announced changes Thursday that significantly expand the pool of people eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine as they also outlined plans for mass-vaccination clinics to speed up the pace of inoculations. Gov. Ralph Northam said at a news conference in Richmond that the...

Members of the Senate, including Sen. John Edwards, D-Roanoke, left, Sen. David Suetterlein, R-Roanoke, center and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, right, placed roses on the desk of the late Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, on opening day of the General Assembly inside the Science Museum in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.  Chafin died on Jan. 1 due to complications related to the coronavirus. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Northam outlines priorities to lawmakers as session begins

Jan. 13, 2021 8:10 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam outlined his plans to legalize marijuana and announced his intention to give teachers a raise Wednesday during an annual address to state lawmakers. The governor gave his State of the Commonwealth speech on the first day of the 2021 legislative...

Virginia's Capitol Square to close on annual lobbying day

Jan. 12, 2021 7:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Amid reports of possible armed protests at state capitals across the country, Virginia officials plan to close Capitol Square in Richmond to the public Monday, an annual day for constituents to lobby lawmakers. Dena Potter, a spokeswoman for the Department of General Services,...

Teen identified as driver shot after chase in Virginia

Jan. 11, 2021 7:27 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified the driver who they say was fatally shot during a traffic stop after leading troopers on a chase and displaying a firearm. The driver who died was Xzavier D. Hill, 18, of Charlottesville, Virginia State Police said Sunday in a news release. The chase that...

Virginia prison officer stabbed during disturbance

Jan. 10, 2021 11:36 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia corrections officials say that a prison officer and a K9 were attacked and suffered serious stab wounds during a disturbance at a prison. A news release from the Virginia Department of Corrections said that the attack happened around 6 p.m. at Sussex I State Prison southeast...

Virginia man pleads guilty to assaulting mail carrier

Jan. 9, 2021 8:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Virginia man has pleaded guilty to assaulting a U.S. Postal Service carrier in Richmond. Court documents say that the assault happened in June 5, 2020. According to a news release from federal prosecutors, 45-year-old Erriette Williams approached a carrier...

Driver shot, killed after leading Virginia troopers on chase

Jan. 9, 2021 3:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man was shot and killed Saturday during a traffic stop after authorities say he led troopers on a chase, displayed a firearm and refused troopers' verbal commands, the Virginia State Police said. A Virginia State Police news release said that a trooper spotted the man’s car...

Golden, Burton lift Richmond past George Mason 77-57

Jan. 9, 2021 2:29 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Richmond easily defeated George Mason 77-57 on Saturday. Tyler Burton added 17 points for the Spiders, while Jacob Gilyard chipped in 15. Burton also had eight rebounds, while Gilyard posted five steals. Blake Francis had 13 points and six...