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Jury selected for civil trial over Charlottesville rally

Oct. 27, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A jury has been seated in a civil trial to determine whether white nationalists who planned the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, will be held responsible for the violence that erupted. The process of choosing a...

Major disaster declaration approved for Virginia county

Oct. 27, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Biden administration has approved a major disaster declaration for a Virginia county following heavy rains in late August that led to flash floods and landslides, Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday. According to a news release from Northam's...

Biden easily won Virginia. Why is McAuliffe struggling?

Oct. 27, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — As Terry McAuliffe made his case for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia this summer, he argued the state wanted “seasoned” leadership. The former governor, like the new President Joe Biden, had broad appeal that would keep up Virginians' enthusiasm...

Old Dominion leaving Conference USA for the Sun Belt

Oct. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Old Dominion announced Wednesday it has accepted an invitation to join the Sun Belt Conference no later than July 1, 2023. The addition of the Monarchs comes two days after the Sun Belt formally announced Southern Mississippi's intention to join the...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Oct. 27, 2021 13:36 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Oct. 25, 2021. Editorial: Learning from W.Va. neonatal drug rules According to a recent Post-Gazette investigation, roughly 1 in 10 babies born to mothers from the rural southwest corner of Pennsylvania is exposed to drugs...

Virginia Tech player indicted in Tinder date's beating death

Oct. 27, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A suspended Virginia Tech linebacker accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match has been indicted on a charge of second-degree murder. Isimemen Etute, 18, who is accused in the death of 40-year-old Jerry Smith in May, was indicted by a grand...

Virginia man indicted in 2019 death of infant child

Oct. 27, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been charged with murder in the death of his infant child nearly two years ago, police said. Virginia Beach police announced in a news release Tuesday evening that La’Shaun Quintae Holloway, 23, was indicted last week by a...

Virginia House Democrats aim to protect their majority

Oct. 27, 2021 01:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic control of Virginia state government over the past two years has allowed lawmakers to dramatically reshape public policy with legislation reforming the criminal justice system, loosening abortion restrictions and expanding voting access. ...

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

Oct. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor’s race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter campaign. ...

Biden ties Republican in race for Va. governor to Trump

Oct. 26, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden framed the Virginia governor’s race as a repudiation of his predecessor, tying the Republican candidate to former President Donald Trump as he campaigned Tuesday night for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in what's become a tight and increasingly bitter...