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Virginia Commonwealth to remove Confederate names, symbols

Sep. 19, 2020 7:42 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A university in the former capital of the Confederacy will remove building names, plaques and other symbols that honor several Confederate supporters. The board of visitors at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond voted unanimously on Friday to remove 16 different references on...

Kids in Richmond Latino area help each other during pandemic

Sep. 19, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Blanca Martinez Vasquez inhaled through her black red-and-white striped mask and furrowed her eyebrows, cocking her head to one side as she stared down the streaks of her highlighter masterpiece with one word in the middle. “Saber.” “To know.” Kimberly...

The new college experience: Self-isolation and distraction

Sep. 18, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Social isolation due to the coronavirus has become a stressor for many college students across Virginia, who report that studying is more difficult and their mental health is suffering. Shane Emory, a senior broadcast journalism major at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond,...

COVID-19 outbreaks hit state mental institutions in Virginia

Sep. 15, 2020 7:51 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two more patients have died of COVID-19 at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, bringing the total number of deaths to nine at the state psychiatric institution. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports that two patients infected during an outbreak that began in mid-July died earlier this month....

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016, file photo, a coal ship pulls up to the coal piers in Newport News, Va. Several of Virginia's publicly funded economic development incentive programs have limited benefit and either need to be overhauled or eliminated, according to a new report published Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, by the state's legislative watchdog agency. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission recommended the elimination of two tax credits for coal producers. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Watchdog review finds issues with costly incentive programs

Sep. 14, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Several of Virginia's publicly funded economic development incentive programs have limited benefit and either need to be overhauled or eliminated, according to a new report published Monday by the state's legislative watchdog agency. Staff of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review...

Memorial garden dedicated to victims of addiction

Sep. 13, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 200 people have helped dedicate a new memorial garden in Virginia to commemorate loved ones lost to addiction. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the dedication on Saturday was part of Recovery Fest, an event put on by the McShin Foundation to celebrate National...

Petersburg man charged in fatal shooting in Hopewell home

Sep. 13, 2020 11:30 AM EDT

HOPEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a man who was found mortally wounded inside a Hopewell home. Hopewell police said Daemon Dashawn Clarke was apprehended Saturday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Clarke is accused of killing...

Brad Keselowski (2) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Cup Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

NASCAR: Keselowski dominates in playoff win at Richmond

Sep. 12, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Brad Keselowski entered NASCAR's playoffs certain he has as good a chance at the Cup championship as favorites Kevin Harvick and Denny Hamlin. He even predicted he’d win at Richmond Raceway. His confidence was justified as Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Richmond...

Justin Allgaier (7) celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Allgaier swept the two days of racing in the Xfinity Series. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Justin Allgaier completes Xfinity weekend sweep at Richmond

Sep. 12, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Allgaier didn't panic when a late caution made a more-than 9-second lead evaporate. The way he figured, he'd pulled away once and could do it again. Allgaier grabbed control again on a restart with 13 laps to go to complete a sweep of a NASCAR Xfinity series doubleheader weekend...

Justin Allgaier celebrates in Victory Lane after winning a NASCAR Xfinity Series auto race Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Allgaier outruns Haley for NASCAR Xfinity win at Richmond

Sep. 11, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Justin Allgaier gave up the lead, bided his time and then took it back. Allgaier caught front-running Justin Haley with 29 laps to go Friday night and held him off the rest of the way to win the NASCAR Xfinity race at Richmond Raceway, giving him his second victory of the season and...