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Daughter of Blue Jays 1B coach died in Va. tubing accident

Jul. 04, 2022 17:59 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The 17-year-old daughter of Toronto Blue Jays first base coach Mark Budzinski died in a boating accident in Virginia over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Julia Budzinski was one of two girls who fell off a tube being pulled behind a boat on the James...

I-95 shooting leaves man injured, car riddled with bullets

Jul. 04, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police are asking for the public's help as they investigate a shooting on Interstate 95 that left a man hospitalized and his car riddled with bullets. State police said they were notified just after 2:40 a.m. Monday about a single-vehicle crash...

Virginia law stops early inmate releases, angering families

Jul. 04, 2022 08:26 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christopher Ford was a baby when his father was sentenced to 28 years in prison for participating in a murder-for-hire scheme that led to the killings of two people at a car dealership. After serving 25 years, prison officials told Robert Glenn Ford he would...

Virginia budget boosts dental Medicaid reimbursement rates

Jul. 03, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The newly enacted Virginia budget will boost the reimbursement rate to providers of Medicaid dental services by 30%, a move advocates say will help expand the number of providers. This year's increase marks the first time since 2005 that reimbursement rates...

Ex-police employee charged in killings of 2 Virginia women

Jul. 03, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two women have been found dead and a retired police department employee has been charged with second-degree murder in their killings following a lengthy weekend standoff, authorities in suburban Richmond said. The incident began Saturday afternoon when Henrico...

Boy goes missing, dies while swimming in Virginia Beach

Jul. 03, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy who went missing while swimming off the coast of Virginia Beach was found dead Sunday afternoon, authorities said. Boats, divers and at least one helicopter assisted in the effort to find the boy, who was last seen by his family in the...

Police: Boy fatally shot at Virginia party, another injured

Jul. 03, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A child is dead and another person is injured after multiple shootings at a party in central Virginia, police said. Officers were called to an event venue in suburban Richmond on Saturday night for a report of a shooting, local news outlets reported. ...

Virginia hospital creates mentor program for stroke patients

Jul. 03, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — In a room on the second floor of the Sheltering Arms Institute in Goochland, two women were talking near a window. One was recounting the day she had a stroke and was left on the floor of her home alone for 16 hours. Kim McCue, who had been at the hospital for...

Students learn to turn differences into ... fruit salad

Jul. 03, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The ambassador of the bananas came to talk with the community of oranges to see how the two fruits could peacefully coexist on the imaginary island of Fruitopia. Sydney Werness, 17, a junior at Patrick Henry High School, was the banana ambassador who met the...

High court marshal seeks enforcement of anti-picketing laws

Jul. 02, 2022 21:35 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The marshal of the U.S. Supreme Court has asked Maryland and Virginia officials to enforce laws she says prohibit picketing outside the homes of the justices who live in the two states. “For weeks on end, large groups of protesters chanting slogans, using...