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Andy Doernen/Newsradio WRVA
March 07, 2019 - 11:20 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican representing a key Virginia Senate swing seat has announced his retirement. Virginia Beach Sen. Frank Wagner said Thursday that he will not seek re-election later this year. Democrats are expected to spend heavily in the district, which has been trending blue in...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
March 06, 2019 - 4:42 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The ACLU of Virginia is proposing that Governor Ralph Northam (D) declare the Robert E. Lee Monument "surplus property," and gift it to someone, such as the Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park. The monument is the only one on Monument Avenue that is...
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(Dreamstime)
March 06, 2019 - 4:25 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney (D) is proposing an increase in the city's real estate tax rate, as well as the city's first cigarette tax. The two, combined, would raise $24 million to address infrastructure and school needs. The real estate rate currently sits at $...
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March 04, 2019 - 4:05 pm
Midlothian, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Six hundred jobs are coming to Chesterfield. The Results Companies will invest $1.5 million to expand its client engagement operations in Chesterfield County. The company will lease additional space for its second call center in the area. “We believe that...
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(Chesterfield Police)
March 04, 2019 - 10:49 am
Chesterfield, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Chesterfield Police have arrested two Texas men for allegedly distributing methamphetamine in the county. Crinmli Castaneda-Alcaraz, 21, of Dallas, Texas, and Brandon Alexis Hernandez, 18, of Houston, Texas, were arrested December 21st, after being found,...
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(FBI)
March 01, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - FBI Richmond is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for a series of robberies that occurred in Henrico, Richmond, and Chesterfield County in January and February. Investigators believe...
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(Dreamstime)
March 01, 2019 - 1:25 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE , AP Legal Affairs Writer RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia high school teacher was sentenced Friday to nearly three years in prison for hacking into private digital accounts of celebrities and others. Christopher Brannan was the fifth person charged in the 2014 "celebgate"...
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(Dreamstime)
March 01, 2019 - 10:59 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed a package of bills aimed at reducing the state's eviction rate. Northam announced Thursday he'd signed several pieces of tenant-friendly legislation that's part of his affordable housing priorities. Among the legislation are bills that...
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(AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
March 01, 2019 - 10:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of an American college student who died after being detained in North Korea say Kim Jong Un (gihm jung oon) "and his evil regime" are responsible for his death. Fred and Cindy Warmbier rebuked President Donald Trump in a statement Friday. After meeting with Kim this...
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(Chesterfield Police)
February 28, 2019 - 4:39 pm
Chesterfield, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Chesterfield Police say they have arrested one suspect and are still seeking several others in relation to a home invasion and animal cruelty incident that occurred in Mallard Cove Apartments off Genito Road Monday. Following the incident, Police say the...
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