Local News

(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 22, 2018 - 11:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Republican candidate in last year's Virginia governor's race has been fined $2,000 for two television ads, despite both parties asking state regulators to disregard complaints filed against one another. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the State Board of Elections voted...
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May 22, 2018 - 10:34 am
CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) - One person has died after a small plane crashed in a field near a regional airport in southeastern Virginia. Virginia State Police said in a statement that the crash occurred shortly after 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near the runway of the Chesapeake Regional Airport. The plane caught...
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(Chesterfield Police)
May 22, 2018 - 10:12 am
Midlothian, VA (wrva.com) - The Chesterfield County Police Department now says Sunday evening's apparent abduction in Midlothian was a planned hoax, with the goal of being posted online. Police have located and interviewed the female and four males involved in the incident, which occurred in the...
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dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A school resource officer who accidentally fired his gun while on assignment at a northern Virginia middle school is facing misdemeanor criminal charges. Alexandria Police say 27-year-old Carl Savoy was indicted Monday on charges of reckless handling of a firearm and...
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(Chesterfield Police)
May 21, 2018 - 4:57 pm
Midlothian, VA (wrva.com) - UPDATE: Chesterfield police say a woman captured on surveillance video fleeing from what appeared to have been an abduction is safe. They say she walked into a police station, after seeing photos of the encounter, along with one of the men captured in surveillance photos...
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dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining. The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear the challenge to the ban, which has been in place in 1982. The ban's challengers are the owners of a massive uranium deposit in the state's...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
Richmond, VA (wrva.com) - Triple-A says 1.2 million Virginians will travel for the Memorial Day Holiday. The number is the largest in a dozen years, and comes despite the fact Triple-A also believes gas prices may also hit three dollars this summer. AAA Spokeswoman Martha Meade says consumer...
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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
May 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm
By KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump praised new CIA Director Gina Haspel at her swearing-in ceremony Monday, saying there was "no one in this country better qualified" for the job. Striking a different tone than in his previous visit to...
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dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 1:18 pm
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced that TemperPack, a Richmond-headquartered manufacturer of sustainable thermal insulation for the shipment of perishable goods, will invest $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Henrico County. The facility will be the company’s...
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dreamstime
May 21, 2018 - 11:57 am
ORANGE, Va. (AP) - A former youth softball coach in Virginia has been sentenced to 184 years in prison for sexually abusing two young girls. WRIC-TV reports that 57-year-old Cathy Smith Rothgeb was sentenced Monday by an Orange County judge Rothgeb was convicted in March on 30 counts of forcible...
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