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Sherod scores 23 to carry Richmond past VCU 77-59

Feb. 15, 2020 7:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nick Sherod drained 5 of 7 3-pointers and scored 23 points and Richmond beat VCU 77-59 on Saturday. Grant Golden had 15 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for Richmond (19-6, 9-3 Atlantic 10 Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. Blake Francis added 13 points, Nathan Cayo...

Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at a campaign event in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Virginia a key state in Bloomberg's Super Tuesday strategy

Feb. 15, 2020 6:49 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If there is a state where Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg could expect a return on investment, it is Virginia. By investing millions on state legislative races, Bloomberg helped Democrats take back the statehouse last fall. With full control of government in Virginia,...

Virginia zoo's elephant to continue interacting with people

Feb. 15, 2020 9:00 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It stuns Karl Mogensen that anyone could think Asha would ever hurt anyone. “She’s probably similar to a golden retriever under your coffee table,” Mogensen said. Asha is a 9,600-pound African elephant. She’s about 36 years old, and she’s been a...

SBA: Loans available for Virginia businesses hit by drought

Feb. 14, 2020 4:19 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced that loans are available to Virginia small businesses, agricultural cooperatives, and private nonprofit organizations as a result of a drought that began in August. The SBA said in a news release that loans are available in more than...

A crowd gathers for the Virginia March for Life rally outside the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

More than 1,000 gather in Richmond to oppose abortion bills

Feb. 13, 2020 7:24 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 1,000 people rallied at the Virginia Capitol on Thursday, protesting legislation advancing in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly that would ease restrictions on abortion access. Speakers urged the crowd that gathered in a steady rain to pressure lawmakers to vote...

Prosecutors drop mask-wearing charge filed after gun rally

Feb. 13, 2020 10:41 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a felony charge filed against a woman who was cited for wearing a mask in public following a gun rights rally in Virginia's capital city. Mikaela E. Beschler, 21, was arrested about an hour after the Jan. 20 rally near the Capitol grounds when Richmond police...

Wilson carries George Mason over VCU 72-67

Feb. 12, 2020 9:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — AJ Wilson had 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to lead George Mason to a 72-67 win over VCU on Wednesday night. Wilson's third block of the game moved him past George Evans to become George Mason's single-season blocks leader at 78. Xavier Johnson had 11 points and seven...

Bill giving electoral votes to popular vote winner passes

Feb. 12, 2020 5:04 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The House of Delegates passed a bill this week that would allocate the commonwealth’s electoral college votes to the candidate who received the national popular vote. The bill would join Virginia into the National Popular Vote Compact, which ensures the presidential candidate...

FILE - This July 31, 2017 file photo shows the statue of confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.  Local Virginia governments may soon have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 by state lawmakers. Largely along party lines, the Democrat-led House and Senate passed measures that would give cities and counties the autonomy to

Virginia lawmakers approve Confederate statue removal bills

Feb. 11, 2020 9:41 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Local Virginia governments would have the power to remove Confederate monuments in their public spaces under legislation approved Tuesday by state lawmakers. In the two legislative sessions that followed a violent 2017 white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Republican lawmakers...

Richmond votes down $1.5B downtown redevelopment proposal

Feb. 11, 2020 5:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A major redevelopment initiative that would have replaced a shuttered arena in Virginia's capital city with a new venue as well as high rises, housing, commercial and retail space was struck down Monday night. A majority of the Richmond City Council voted against the $1.5 billion...