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Police: 2 juveniles,1 adult dead in apparent triple homicide

Jun. 19, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they are investigating what appears to be a triple homicide in Fairfax County. The Washington Post reports that police were called to a home in Herndon around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. They said they found the bodies of two juveniles...

No parole for Virginia man who killed 3 during 1984 rampage

Jun. 19, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Parole Board will not grant parole to a man who was convicted of killing three people and wounding two law enforcement officers during a 1984 rampage. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Friday that the board voted not to grant parole...

Virginia community college students struggle during pandemic

Jun. 19, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

MELFA, Va. (AP) — Shannon Seward was struggling when she first enrolled in the welding program at Eastern Shore Community College. She was short on cash, dealing with anxiety and depression, and had to move back in with her mom. Then, she ran out of money for gas....

Veterans court program graduate ‘is as tough as they come’

Jun. 19, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — People typically go to court to be judged for the wrongs they’ve committed against society, not to be praised for being superstars. But when a former drug addict and thief who repeatedly served jail time for her crimes uses the programs and...

Mississippi city added to Marquis de Lafayette trail

Jun. 19, 2021 08:39 AM EDT

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A city in Mississippi is now part of a trail commemorating what was then a nationwide tour by a French general who had participated in both the American and French revolutions. The Marquis de Lafayette visited Natchez on April 18, 1825, during the...

Searchers comb river after 3 tubers die, 2 disappear at dam

Jun. 18, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Searchers combed a North Carolina river Friday for two missing tubers after a family on a recreational float went over a dam, resulting in three deaths and the rescue of four people from the water. The group of nine, all believed to be part of the...

Judge denies bid to move trial over white nationalist rally

Jun. 18, 2021 19:03 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move the trial in a lawsuit filed against organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally out of Charlottesville. U.S. District Court Judge Norman Moon first floated the idea of moving the...

Coast Guard: 4 rescued on sinking boat 32 miles off Virginia

Jun. 18, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

WACHAPREAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued four people on a boat taking on water and sinking about 32 miles off Virginia’s Eastern Shore. After receiving a report via VHF-FM radio on Thursday, the Coast Guard dispatched boats and a helicopter from stations at...

Cavs, Wolfpack latest ACC hopefuls at rare baseball title

Jun. 18, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

North Carolina State and Virginia both emerged from big early season holes to make unexpected College World Series pushes. Now they’re the latest Atlantic Coast Conference teams trying to reverse a traditionally strong league’s curious inability to win the national championship. ...

Virginia marijuana legalization timetable has many confused

Jun. 18, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's road to legalizing simple possession of marijuana has had some twists and turns, so it's not surprising that advocacy groups have been flooded with calls from people trying to understand exactly what will be allowed under state law as of July 1. ...