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Richmond County phone scam alert

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has received over 30 calls in one day from citizens in reference to a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Sheriff…


Hanover officials backtrack on high-speed rail option

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — The Hanover County Board of Supervisors has revised its position on part of a high-speed rail project that would link Richmond and Washington. The Richmond Times-Dispatch…


Metro Richmond Zoo welcomes 13 new cheetah cubs

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Metro Richmond Zoo has announced the arrival of 13 cheetah cubs. The zoo said in a news release that 16 cubs were born between March…

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Parents arrested after missing toddler found in woods

RIDGEWAY, Va. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old Virginia boy found barefoot in the woods have been charged. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday…


Home long thought to be Monroe’s turns out to be guest house

Researchers say a home long believed to be President James Monroe’s Charlottesville residence in Virginia was actually a guest house built by the Founding Father. James Monroe’s Highland says new…

Gov. McAuliffe

McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany. McAuliffe is in Europe this week for a trade…

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High court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws used to prosecute elected officials as it takes up the public corruption case…


Agencies’ reports into Virginia inmate’s death scrutinized

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two state agencies’ reports into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate have come under scrutiny over whether their investigations were thorough enough. The Richmond…


Virginia thank-you note campaign recognizes K-12 teachers

  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a state partnership aimed at recognizing the Commonwealth’s dedicated teachers.  The Virginia Lottery, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia PTA are…

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Richmond woman charged in 2-year-old stepdaughter’s death

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a Richmond woman is facing murder and child neglect charges after the death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter. Police announced in a news release Monday…


Social Security worker pleads guilty to stealing benefits

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Social Security employee has pleaded guilty to stealing $56,000 in benefits from recipients’ bank accounts. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that…


Social services official pleads guilty to embezzlement

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Montgomery County Social Services official has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges. The Roanoke Times reports that 43-year-old Pamela Elaine Basham pleaded guilty Monday to…


Virginia establishes fund to help with sea-level rise

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has set up a new revolving loan fund designed to help property owners prepare for rising sea levels. But the Virginian-Pilot reports that the fund…

Fatal Crash

High school senior among 2 killed in crash in Va.

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say two people, including a high school senior, were killed after a pickup truck ran off the road and hit a tree in Mechanicsville. The…


Old Dominion University student fatally shot at party

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police say an Old Dominion University student was fatally shot while at a house party in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach police said in a news…

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