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February 28, 2019 - 11:54 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia first lady Pam Northam has expressed regret after the mother of an African-American teenager complained that a tour of the governor's mansion was racially insensitive. Northam said Wednesday that is she is working to make sure the stories of slaves who worked in the...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)​
February 28, 2019 - 11:00 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state government is holding a public hearing on a plan to enact permanent rules for rallies at a massive statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Richmond's historic Monument Avenue. The Department of General Services announced Wednesday the hearing is set for...
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(VCU and Amtrak)
February 27, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - VCU and Amtrak are partnering to allow fans to take a dedicated railcar from Richmond to New York City for the A-10 Tournamant. The car will be part of the 8:25am train leaving Staples Mill on March 14th. It will arrive in New York City later in the day. The...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)​
February 27, 2019 - 1:03 pm
(RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man is accused of repeatedly threatening to punch and shoot U.S. Sen. Mark Warner over his views on abortion and the proposed border wall. 55-year-old Anthony Butkiewicz III is reportedly charged with threatening to assault a U.S. official, and was ordered held...
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February 26, 2019 - 4:12 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man has pleaded not guilty to killing his adopted daughter and dumping her body, years after the college student disappeared while at home in Virginia. Wesley Hadsell, 40, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder and other offenses. Hadsell was quickly identified as a...
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February 26, 2019 - 12:54 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - We will be into March by that point, but Richmond could potentially be looking at snow to start next week. NBC12.com Forecaster Nick Russo says the set-up will be there, depending on the track of the storm. A dip in the jet stream is expected to bring us colder...
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February 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Safe driving advocates are blaming an unnamed group of lawmakers for the defeat of the proposed "hands-free" law. The proposal, which had passed both the House and Senate in seperate bills, fell victim late in the session. Language in the bills was changed after...
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February 25, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Richmond Flying Squirrels have unveiled a new videobaord, as well as their promotional schedule, ahead of their tenth season here in Richmond. The team will also be hosting the Double-A All-Star game this summer. Team officials say the videoboard will allow...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
February 22, 2019 - 2:46 pm
By ALAN SUDERMAN , Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a public hearing where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have recently accused him of sexual assault can testify, a move that will likely inflame a partisan battle over the...
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February 22, 2019 - 12:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has met with civil rights leaders at the Executive Mansion a day after forgoing a racial reconciliation event at a historically black school that student leaders asked him not to attend. Northam met with members of the so-called Richmond 34 on Friday...
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