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Virginia continues to own Pitt downing Panthers 66-61

Jan. 19, 2022 23:54 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reece Beekman had 19 points, Jayden Gardner scored 14 and Virginia continued its bedevilment of Pitt beating the Panthers 66-61 on Wednesday night. In securing its eighth straight win over the Panthers, Virginia (11-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) moved its...

Perkins scores 14 to carry Longwood past Campbell 72-64

Jan. 19, 2022 21:55 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jordan Perkins had 14 points to lead Longwood to a 72-64 win over Campbell on Wednesday night. Isaiah Wilkins, Leslie Nkereuwem and Justin Hill each had 12 points for Longwood (11-5, 3-0 Big South Conference), which earned its fourth straight victory. ...

U.S. Supreme Court asked to hear Confederate statue case

Jan. 19, 2022 21:08 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Richmond residents living near the site where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee stood for more than a century have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling by the Supreme Court of Virginia that let state officials remove the towering monument. ...

Navy will let Wisconsin keep badger statue for 50 more years

Jan. 19, 2022 18:37 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Navy will let Wisconsin keep its beloved badger statue for 50 more years, scrapping plans to move the sculpture to an East Coast museum. The statue, sculpted from melted-down cannons seized from Cuba during the Spanish-American War, was affixed to the first...

Police: Murder convict confesses to 2 additional slayings

Jan. 19, 2022 16:21 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A man serving a life sentence for a Virginia murder has confessed to two additional slayings, one of which goes back 35 years, police said Wednesday. Fairfax County Police said at a press conference that Charles Helem, 52, has been charged with murder for...

Fire officials: Technician dies while working on escalator

Jan. 19, 2022 14:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A technician died while working on an escalator at a Virginia department store on Wednesday morning, fire officials said. The Richmond Fire Department said an escalator technician was doing maintenance at the Dillard’s at Stony Point Fashion Park and died...

Army Corps of Engineers gets $14B to help ease supply chains

Jan. 19, 2022 08:56 AM EST

The Biden administration on Wednesday announced the release of $14 billion to the Army Corps of Engineers to fund 500 projects, with a focus on easing supply chain problems and addressing climate change. The spending stems largely from President Joe Biden's $1 trillion infrastructure...

McGhee leads Liberty over Jacksonville 88-49

Jan. 18, 2022 21:30 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Darius McGhee scored 27 points on 6-for-9 shooting and Keegan McDowell scored 21 points and Liberty beat Jacksonville 88-49 on Tuesday night. Blake Preston had 10 points for Liberty (13-6, 4-0 ASUN), which won its fifth straight game. Kyle Rode distributed...

Confusion, lawsuit follow Virginia governor's order on masks

Jan. 18, 2022 19:09 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's new Republican governor was facing pushback from Democratic lawmakers, school districts and a group of parents who sued him Tuesday over an executive order that aims to create an opt-out for classroom mask mandates. The order issued Saturday and set...

Virginia ex-sheriff's lawyer seeks competency evaluation

Jan. 18, 2022 17:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a former Tidewater Virginia sheriff convicted of federal bribery charges last year has requested a competency evaluation before sentencing, saying his client’s mental health has declined rapidly. In a motion filed Friday in U.S. District...