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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
July 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm
RICHMOND, Va. – This week officially kicks off the training for the Washington Redskins at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center. The players were required to report Tuesday night and will be on the field Wednesday for conditioning drills and tests. The players must pass these tests,...
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Hundreds sign up to grow hemp in Virginia.  (iStock / Getty Images Plus/ rezkrr)
(iStock / Getty Images Plus/ rezkrr)
July 24, 2019 - 11:36 am
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - After federal legislation opened the door for the wide-scale cultivation of hemp, hundreds of people in Virginia have signed up to grow the crop. The Roanoke Times reports that as of July, more than 800 growers had registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and...
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Virginia Democrats target top Republican House leaders. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/Pineapple Studio)
(iStock / Getty Images Plus/Pineapple Studio)
July 24, 2019 - 11:15 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Democrats say they are starting to spend big money trying to oust top Republicans in the state House, something they've not done in past elections. House Democrats announced Tuesday they were spending $90,000 on a digital ad campaign targeting House Speaker Kirk Cox...
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A Virginia man with a prior hate crime conviction has been sentenced to almost 30 years in prison for beating an 80-year-old black man in a wheelchair to death. (iStock / Getty Images Plus/Rattankun Thongbun)
(iStock / Getty Images Plus/Rattankun Thongbun)
July 24, 2019 - 10:59 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man with a prior hate crime conviction has been sentenced to almost 30 years in prison for the fatal beating of an 80-year-old black man in a wheelchair. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 44-year-old Michael Kevin McReynolds received his murder sentence Tuesday for...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2019, file photo a Norfolk Southern freight train passes through the Northside of Pittsburgh as show begins to fall. Norfolk Southern Corp. reports earning on Wednesday, July 24. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 24, 2019 - 10:43 am
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp.'s earnings chugged ahead 2% even though the railroad hauled 4% less freight in the second quarter because it was able to raise its shipping rates. The Norfolk, Virginia-based company said it earned net income of $722 million, or $2.70 per share. That's up...
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July 23, 2019 - 6:13 pm
Newport News, VA _ Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he has identified state resources to support education and outreach efforts by the Virginia Complete Count Commission to improve the participation and representation of all communities in the 2020 Census. The governor made the...
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July 23, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Military officials say an U.S. Army Reserve soldier was killed and two others injured when a large tree was toppled during severe weather in Virginia. A statement from Fort Pickett on Tuesday says the soldiers were taking part in a training exercise on Monday when the...
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(Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP)
July 23, 2019 - 4:28 pm
By BEN FINLEY Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal...
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Paul Vandenbosch
July 23, 2019 - 12:20 pm
Henrico County, VA _ Henrico police are asking for help in tracking down a shooter, or shooters, who fired on several houses in the county's east end, injuring an 82-year-old woman inside her home. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Watts Ln around 2:58 a.m. for a report of a shooting. Once...
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July 22, 2019 - 6:19 pm
Charlottesville, VA _ The ACLU of Virginia has filed a brief asking that a defamation lawsuit against a University of Virginia professor who spoke out through the news media about local issues involving the history of slavery in Charlottesville and their relationship to Confederate monuments be...
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