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Search continues in Virginia and Tennessee for jail escapees

Jan. 27, 2023 12:48 PM EST

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia and Tennessee are continuing their search Friday for two inmates who escaped from a regional jail. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the two inmates escaped Thursday afternoon from a recreational yard at the Southwest Virginia...

Virginia House GOP votes down gun control measures

Jan. 27, 2023 10:13 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have voted down a range of bills that would have added new restrictions on firearms, including a ban on assault-style weapons, a college campus gun ban and a gun-storage bill that were priorities for Democrats. The Thursday evening...

Pandemic, culture wars revive 'school choice' policy push

Jan. 27, 2023 08:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nichole Mason first became concerned when she learned administrators at her children's public school were allowing transgender students to use girls' bathrooms. Her frustrations mounted when she felt her children's next school went too far with how they enforced COVID...

Jenkins' 16 help Old Dominion knock off South Alabama 66-64

Jan. 26, 2023 22:46 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Chaunce Jenkins scored 16 points as Old Dominion beat South Alabama 66-64 on Thursday night. Jenkins made a pair of free throws with 27 seconds left and Mekhi Long capped the scoring with another free throw with five seconds remaining. Greg Parham II missed a...

Virginia Democrats defeat bills limiting abortion access

Jan. 26, 2023 19:34 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a series of key votes Thursday, Virginia Senate Democrats defeated several bills that would have restricted abortion access in the state, including a proposed 15-week ban with exceptions that was a priority for Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin. They are the...

Virginia Supreme Court reverses $1M award in police shooting

Jan. 26, 2023 16:46 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia reversed a jury’s decision to award $1 million in damages to the family of a man fatally shot during a 2019 standoff with police. The 4-3 ruling involving the shooting of Jeffrey Tyree by Virginia Beach Police Detective...

Historically Black TSU hopes for Grammy with gospel album

Jan. 26, 2023 12:05 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Like a lot of great projects, the idea for Grammy-nominated album “The Urban Hymnal” was first sketched out on a paper restaurant napkin. Gospel songwriter and producer Sir the Baptist had come to Nashville in October 2021 to hear Tennessee State...

Freed after 20 years, Hawaii man reflects on case, future

Jan. 25, 2023 22:48 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — On Ian Schweitzer's first morning of freedom Wednesday, he woke up in a hotel room, looked over the balcony at the ocean and took in the beauty of the island he had been away from for over 20 years while imprisoned for a 1991 killing and rape he has always maintained he didn't...

AG: Ex-parole board chair violated law; too late for charges

Jan. 25, 2023 19:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Parole Board chair violated state policy and law in her handling of cases at the start of the coronavirus pandemic and could have faced criminal charges if not for the statute of limitations, the state's attorney general said Wednesday. ...

School board: Superintendent of Virginia school district where 6-year-old boy shot and wounded teacher to leave Feb. 1

Jan. 25, 2023 18:52 PM EST
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — School board: Superintendent of Virginia school district where 6-year-old boy shot and wounded teacher to leave Feb. 1.