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(Virginia State Police)
May 03, 2019 - 11:48 am
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- State Police say a driver, seen walking along I-195 early this morning, wrecked his speeding car in a ravine near the intersection of the interstate and I-64 West this morning. The driver, who will likely face charges, was taken to the hospital for treatment of...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
May 01, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Governor Ralph Northam (D) has announced he will no longer sign any mandatory-minimum sentence bills for the rest of his term. Northam made the announcement in a release, in which he also announced he was vetoing two such bills. Northam, in the statement, said, "...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed legislation that would allow officials to temporarily block convicted sex offenders from using emergency shelters. (benjaminec/iStock / Getty Images Plus)
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April 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has vetoed legislation that would allow officials to temporarily block convicted sex offenders from using emergency shelters. Northam said Tuesday it is "unconscionable" that people could be turned away from shelters during hurricanes, flash floods...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
April 29, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Richmond, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Governor Ralph Northam, who is slowly returning to a more public schedule, addressed a fundraiser for the United Negro College Fund Monday. The Governor only spoke for a few minutes, and did not address his recent blackface controversy. Three months ago, it was...
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(AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
April 26, 2019 - 2:54 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the U.S. did not pay $2 million to North Korea in 2017 to get American college student Otto Warmbier released from detention. Warmbier, a student at the University of Virginia, died in June 2017 shortly...
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April 25, 2019 - 8:13 pm
Fort Lee, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) -- Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) toured privitized military housing in both Norfolk and at Fort Lee Thursday, hearing numerous complaints of health issues, mold contamination, and bad flooring. The military moved away from handling housing in the late 1990s to focus...
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(AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea reportedly insisted the U.S. agree to pay $2 million in medical costs in 2017 before it released detained American college student Otto Warmbier while he was in a coma, according to a report published Thursday. The Washington Post, citing two people familiar with the...
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In this Thursday, April 18, 2019 photo Rodney Robinson, of Richmond, Va., gestures during an interview at the Virgie Binford Educational Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center in Richmond, Va.  (AP Photo/Denise Levoie)
(AP Photo/Denise Levoie)
April 24, 2019 - 12:30 pm
By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a veteran teacher at a troubled high school in Richmond, Virginia, Rodney Robinson wanted to better understand why so many students go directly from school to prison. So he took a job teaching students at a juvenile detention center. Four...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden will launch his 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday, according to a person familiar with his plans. The 76-year-old Democrat is scheduled to face voters in Pittsburgh on Monday, the person said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the...
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April 23, 2019 - 1:13 pm
New Kent, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - A crowd of about 500 people became the first people to win and lose money at Virginia's first "casino." Rosie's Gaming Emporium opened Tuesday at Colonial Downs, the horse racing track that has been shuttered in 2014. The "casino" will allow for horse racing to...
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