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Monday's Scores

Sep. 27, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

PREP FOOTBALL= Eastern Montgomery 34, Bland County 8 Heritage-Lynchburg 28, Rustburg 14 William Campbell 28, Altavista 6 ___ Some high school football scores provided by Scorestream.com,...

Man convicted in 1999 ranger killing dies in Oregon prison

Sep. 27, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 75-year-old man died Monday in hospice care at the Oregon State Penitentiary while serving a life sentence without parole for the kidnapping and shooting of two Oregon park rangers in 1999, officials said. Corrections officials did not specify Larry...

Is 50-50 fair? Dems say new map should reflect their success

Sep. 27, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Some Democrats on a bipartisan redistricting commission in Virginia said Monday that new legislative districts will be fair only if they reflect the partisan success Democrats have had in the state for the past decade. The remarks came after...

Review: Idolatry surrenders to humanity in new Lee biography

Sep. 27, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue. In the wake of the...

Coastal Carolina to play Virginia three of next four seasons

Sep. 27, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — No. 16 Coastal Carolina is adding Virginia to its football schedule in three of the next four seasons. The schools announced the series on Monday with the Chanticleers playing at Virginia in 2022 and 2025. The Cavaliers of the Atlantic Coast...

Small earthquake shakes southwest Virginia

Sep. 27, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, Va. (AP) — A small earthquake shook southwestern Virginia on Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake with a preliminary magnitude of 2.6 happened around 9:37 a.m. It was centered about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) north of Lafayette,...

Police investigating death at Virginia retail store

Sep. 26, 2021 14:22 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Police in Alexandria are investigating a death at a retail store. The Alexandria Police Department said in a tweet Saturday night that there was a heavy police presence at BJ's Wholesale Club due to the death investigation. They said that a man...

Virginia pedestrian dies after hit-and-run vehicle accident

Sep. 26, 2021 11:29 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a pedestrian has died after being struck in a hit-and-run vehicle accident on the outskirts of a commercial area. The Lynchburg Police Department issued a news release saying officers were called to a residential block...

Man suffers life-threatening wound in Virginia shooting

Sep. 26, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man suffered a life-threatening wound in a late-night shooting in a residential area. The Chesterfield County Police Department said in a news release that the shooting happened late Saturday in a residential area southwest...

Old fire station in Virginia becomes themed Airbnb

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Inside the garage of the firehouse, a 1956 pumper and ladder combination fire truck from Glasgow Volunteer Fire Department is the newest addition to the Fire Station 4 Airbnb on Rivermont Avenue. The restored truck still runs but didn’t fit...