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Portsmouth police: Man charged in boy's killing in custody

Aug. 15, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man wanted in connection with the recent shooting death of a toddler has turned himself in to law enforcement, police said Monday. Al Demond McNeil, 39, was in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office, the city's police department said in a...

Police: Car crash that injured 15 at pub appears accidental

Aug. 15, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police investigating a crash that injured more than a dozen people at a popular northern Virginia pub over the weekend said Monday that they don't believe the crash was intentional. A ride-share driver crashed into Ireland's Four Courts in Arlington, about 3...

Nearly 200 prison employees arrested on job-related charges

Aug. 15, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 200 Georgia state prison employees have been arrested for job-related crimes since the beginning of 2020, according to a list obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Of the 195 Georgia Department of Corrections employees arrested through June 30, 143 are...

Harvick wins again; NASCAR playoff picture remains muddled

Aug. 14, 2022 19:32 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kevin Harvick may be stamping himself as the man to beat in NASCAR. The 2014 series champion took the lead from Joey Logano with 66 laps to go and held off Christopher Bell at Richmond Raceway on Sunday for his second consecutive NASCAR Cup Series victory. ...

Funeral set for Virginia college student shot to death

Aug. 14, 2022 13:14 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A funeral service was scheduled for Monday for a Virginia university student whom police said was shot to death earlier this month. Zhykierra Zhane Guy, 22, of Henrico County was found in the passenger seat of a car that had been struck by gunfire in the...

Preserving a WWII tail-gunner’s harrowing story in a comic

Aug. 14, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — World War II veteran Russell L. Scott, comic book hero. Well, sure, why not? The late Scott, a B-25 tail gunner in the U.S. Army Air Corps who was held as a prisoner of war, certainly had a story to tell. To sum up, as he told me in 2014, seven...

Chandler Smith dominates in Truck Series win at Richmond

Aug. 13, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Chandler Smith is feeling great in the NASCAR Truck Series playoffs. Just over a week after he and his wife welcomed a baby, Chandler Smith Jr., the driver took the lead on pit road after the first stage and dominated the rest of the way to win at Richmond...

Blaney, Truex eyeing playoff spot on Sunday at Richmond

Aug. 13, 2022 19:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ryan Blaney and Martin Truex Jr. are the favorites as they battle for position to make NASCAR's playoffs, but in a season when there have already been 15 race winners, they are far from the lone contenders. Blaney is second in points, just 19 points ahead of...

Va. police: Over a dozen injured when car crashes into pub

Aug. 13, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Two people remained in critical condition on Saturday among the more than a dozen who were injured after a vehicle crashed into a northern Virginia pub and restaurant, according to authorities. The crash at the Ireland’s Four Courts establishment in...

Audit: Va. failed on earlier advice before I-95 gridlock

Aug. 13, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia government failed to carry out numerous lessons from a 2018 snowstorm that caused highway gridlock, as exhibited by a similar event along Interstate 95 in January that left hundreds of motorists stranded, a state watchdog office concluded. The Office...