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FILE - This Wednesday July 1, 2020, file photo shows workers preparing to remove the statue of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson from its pedestal on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va. Devon Henry, whose company handled the summer removals of Richmond's Confederate monuments, spoke with The Associated Press about navigating safety concerns for himself and his crew and previously unreported complexities of the project. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

Oct. 25, 2020 4:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he’d ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor for...

Ex-NASCAR driver McClure gets probation in long-delayed case

Oct. 22, 2020 2:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former NASCAR driver Eric McClure pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge and was sentenced to probation, according to a Virginia prosecutor, in a court hearing that was long delayed by McClure's state lawmaker attorney. The Associated Press has...

Spiders' Sherod to miss season after tearing ACL in practice

Oct. 19, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond guard and captain Nick Sherod will miss the coming season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in practice, coach Chris Mooney said Monday. Sherod, a redshirt senior, was injured Thursday, a day after the team's first official practice. It was his second season-ending...

The afternoon sun illuminates the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Ave in Richmond, Va., Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. A Richmond judge heard arguments in a lawsuit over the Governors' order to remove the statue. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

No immediate ruling from judge after Lee statue trial

Oct. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A judge heard hours of arguments and witness testimony Monday but did not immediately issue a ruling in a lawsuit seeking to prevent Virginia's governor from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond. “It's a very difficult case. It's a difficult...

Voters line up outside to cast ballots in the general election at the Henrico County general registrar's office in Henrico County, Va., Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, on the first day of the state's 45-day early voting period. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline

Oct. 14, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable. The order by U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney, Jr. in Richmond is an effort to...

Case against man linked to extremist group could be near end

Oct. 11, 2020 5:10 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys may be close to resolving the criminal case against a Maryland man whom the FBI linked to a violent white supremacist group, a court filing says. In Friday's status report, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Windom said efforts to resolve the...

FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, marchers for Marcus-David Peters shout as they head to Richmond Police Headquarters from VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond, Va. Around the U.S., protesters have been calling for prosecutors to take a second look at police killings of Black people, including Peters. Peters was shot May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

Oct. 10, 2020 5:47 PM EDT

Richmond, Va. (AP) — One man died after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally parked car. Another, in the midst of a mental health crisis, was fatally shot by an officer on a Virginia highway. A third man died in Oklahoma after a struggle with police. His last words echoed the...

FILE - In this June 2, 2018, file photo, marchers for Marcus-David Peters shout as they head to Richmond Police Headquarters from VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond, Va. Around the U.S., protesters have been calling for prosecutors to take a second look at police killings of Black people, including Peters. Peters was shot May 14 by a Richmond police officer after a confrontation on Interstate 95. (Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

Families seek new investigations into old police killings

Oct. 10, 2020 11:17 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One man died a decade ago after a police officer in New York state told him to move his illegally parked car. Another, in the midst of a mental health crisis on a Virginia highway, was fatally shot by an officer in 2018. A third man died in Oklahoma the next year after a foot chase...

This aerial photo taken with a drone shows the former furniture manufacturing building, Friday Sept. 18, 2020, in St. Paul, Va. The building was expected to house a proposed biofuels business that got public economic development money. The project, Appalachian Biofuels, never materialized and part of the part of the developer's grant that was supposed to be repaid was instead forgiven.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Tobacco commission grants can leave communities on the hook

Oct. 10, 2020 9:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The executive director of a Virginia economic development commission bent rules to forgive a six-figure grant to a politically connected developer whose planned biofuel project didn’t pan out, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The Tobacco Region Revitalization...

This booking photo provided by Richmond Police shows from left Richmond Police Officers Christopher Brown and Mark Janowski.  The two Virginia police officers who were indicted on misdemeanor charges for their actions during protests against police brutality and racial injustice have made their first court appearance.  Janowski and Brown appeared in court Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 on misdemeanor charges of assault and battery.  (Richmond Police via AP)

Officers appear in court for charges stemming from protests

Oct. 8, 2020 10:22 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia police officers indicted on misdemeanor charges stemming from actions during May protests against police brutality and racial injustice have been released on their own recognizance after making their first appearance in court. Richmond Police Officers Mark Janowski and...