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Sep 17, 2022 9:00 AM CDT
Youngkin Policy for Transgender Students Upends Northam's
Teachers can't be made to call students by name, pronouns of choice: draft of revamped guidelines
- A new draft for "model policies" within Virginia's public schools was released Friday, designed to replace those put in place in 2021 by former Gov. Ralph Northam for transgender and nonbinary students. Per WRIC , the new guidelines from the state's Department of Education under GOP Gov. Glenn...
Restaurant Apologizes for
'Appalling' 9/11 Tribute Menu
Sep 8, 2022 8:58 AM CDT
Restaurant Apologizes for 'Appalling' 9/11 Tribute Menu
It included Remember-tini cocktail, Flight 93 crab dip
- A country club in Virginia has apologized for what critics called a stunningly insensitive commemoration of the 9/11 attacks—a special September 11 menu that included dishes like the First Responder Flatbread, 9/11 Oysters, and the 2977 Chowder, an apparent reference to the number of people killed in the attacks....
Guy's Joke About Lottery
Win Proves a Prescient One
Sep 3, 2022 9:30 AM CDT
Guy's Joke About Lottery Win Proves a Prescient One
Charles Smith of Newport News, Va., joked with wife he'd hit it big, then won nearly $230K
- Charles Smith is probably joking about a lot more these days. That's because a wisecrack he made to his wife earlier this summer turned out to be prescient, and he's now nearly $230,000 richer, per WAVY . The man from Newport News, Va., was saying goodbye one day...
He Allegedly Set
Aug 17, 2022 8:30 AM CDT
Firefighter Battled Blaze He Allegedly Set
Ray Boyd Kerns charged with felony arson, destruction of property in Woodstock, Va.
- A volunteer firefighter who helped put out a blaze in Woodstock, Va., on Friday is also the person who set it, authorities say. A surveillance camera spotted Ray Boyd Kerns of the Woodstock Fire Department outside an abandoned multi-story, 22,000-square-foot building 30 minutes before a fire was reported by...
This Is the Best
State to Live In
Aug 15, 2022 12:00 PM CDT
This Is the Best State to Live In
Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, while Mississippi comes in last
- There's no one perfect state in the US to live in, but you can likely find the perfect state for
. WalletHub looked at all 50 of them, examining more than four dozen metrics in five main categories:
, including home prices, taxes, and cost of living;
They Were Enjoying Happy
Hour. Then, 'Pure Panic'
Aug 13, 2022 7:00 AM CDT
They Were Enjoying Happy Hour. Then, 'Pure Panic'
14 hurt, 4 critically, after vehicle smashes into pub in Arlington, Va.
- Fourteen people kicking off the weekend outside of DC were injured Friday night when a vehicle slammed into the side of a pub in Arlington, Va., setting the building on fire. NBC News reports that four people were critically hurt after the car plowed through the front of Ireland's...
The Business Climate
Is Tops in This State
Jul 15, 2022 11:37 AM CDT
The Business Climate Is Tops in This State
North Carolina comes out on top in CNBC survey of best, worst US states for business
- Looking to close a deal? Conducting business and staying competitive can prove a challenging endeavor, but in some states, the business world is booming. CNBC has released its 15th annual "America's Top States for Business" survey to help point movers and shakers in the right direction. It scores...
Everyone Is Safe
After Virginia Flash Floods
Jul 14, 2022 3:50 PM CDT
Everyone Is Safe After Virginia Flash Floods
More than 40 were initially unaccounted for in southwestern part of state
Everybody is safe in southwestern Virginia after major flooding. Authorities initially counted more than 40 people as unaccounted for in Buchanan County, but they have since tracked everyone down, reports the
. "We are also happy to report that we are at zero fatalities," says county...
Richmond Police: 'Hero Citizen'
Thwarted July 4 Shooting Plot
Jul 6, 2022 2:20 PM CDT
Richmond Police: 'Hero Citizen' Thwarted July 4 Shooting Plot
The intended target was reportedly the Dogwood Dell
Updated with more details on the alleged plot.
Police in Richmond, Va., on Wednesday said a mass shooting was planned for their city on July 4, but that they fielded a tip that allowed them to thwart the plot. In an afternoon press conference, Police Chief Gerald Smith said a...
After Hearing, Alleged Killer
of CEO Asks to Order Pizza
Jul 1, 2022 6:25 AM CDT
After Hearing, Alleged Killer of CEO Asks to Order Pizza
Joshua Danehower 'wanted to reconnect' with wife of Gret Glyer, documents state
- A motive may have been established in the shocking murder of a nonprofit CEO at his Virginia home. According to court documents seen by Fox , the man accused of killing Gret Glyer is Glyer's wife's ex-boyfriend and had been seeking to reconnect with her. Court documents state that...
Cops: FedEx Worker Killed
Nonprofit Founder as He Slept
Jun 29, 2022 6:10 PM CDT
Cops: FedEx Worker Killed Nonprofit Founder as He Slept
Joshua Danehower arrested in murder of Gret Glyer
- Police in Virginia are trying to determine the connection between the founder of a charity fundraising website and the FedEx worker accused of murdering him as he slept. The Fairfax County Police Department says Gret Glyer, 32, was shot in his bed at around 3am on June 24, Fox reports....
After Fatally Forgetting
His Son in Car, Dad Kills Self
Jun 29, 2022 12:47 AM CDT
After Fatally Forgetting His Son in Car, Dad Kills Self
18-month-old was never dropped off at his Virginia daycare
- Police say a father in Chesterfield County, Va., took his own life shortly after realizing he'd left his 18-month-old son in his car Tuesday and the child died. At some point in the morning, the man realized he'd left the boy in the car and brought him inside...
Abortion Remarks Under Fire
Jun 28, 2022 7:56 AM CDT
Congressional Candidate's Abortion Remarks Under Fire
Virginia Republican Yesli Vega suggests pregnancy isn't as likely after rape
- It hasn't taken long for the question of abortion to surface as a point of controversy in at least one congressional race. Axios has produced audio of Republican candidate Yesli Vega in Virginia suggesting it's plausible that pregnancy isn't as likely after rape. Vega faces Democratic incumbent...
Missing at Sea for 11 Days,
Va. Couple Emerges
Jun 25, 2022 11:30 AM CDT
Missing at Sea for 11 Days, Va. Couple Emerges
Yanni Nikopoulos, Dale Jones OK after boat hit stormy weather in Atlantic, knocking out radio
- On June 8, Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones set sail from a marina in Hampton, Va., bound for the Azores archipelago in Portugal, then Greece. Five days later, one of Jones' daughters heard from them, and the news wasn't good: They were caught in stormy weather conditions in the...
Test of Trump's
Jun 21, 2022 7:43 AM CDT
In Alabama, an Unusual Test of Trump's Influence
Former president initially endorsed Mo Brooks in Senate race, then unendorsed him
- A handful of states are holding contests Tuesday at the midpoint of a primary season that has been shaped by former President Trump's effort to influence the GOP, per the AP . Nowhere is that more in evidence than in Alabama, where GOP Rep. Mo Brooks and fellow Republican Katie...
Sitting Near Cliff's Edge,
He 'Spontaneously Slumped'
Jun 7, 2022 10:05 AM CDT
Sitting Near Cliff's Edge, He 'Spontaneously Slumped'
Paul Classen of the Netherlands dies after falling 50 feet near Virginia's McAfee Knob
- A Dutch hiker attempting to conquer a portion of the Appalachian Trail has died after falling from a cliff in Virginia. Paul "Grandmaster" Classen, 23, who was known to carry a chess set with him, fell 50 feet from a cliff just north of the iconic 3,200-foot-tall McAfee...
13 Shot at Graduation Parties
in Virginia and Texas, 1 Fatally
Jun 4, 2022 4:35 PM CDT
13 Shot at Graduation Parties in Virginia and Texas, 1 Fatally
Gunfire kills 20-year-old after fights break out
- More than a dozen people were shot, one fatally, at graduation parties in Virginia and Texas on Friday night. Gunfire erupted during a gathering in central Virginia, about 15 miles south of Richmond, police said Saturday, killing a 20-year-old man and wounding seven other young people. Two separate fights among...
2 Missing After
River Float Goes Awry
May 31, 2022 12:06 PM CDT
2 Missing After River Float Goes Awry
Women were part of a group whisked over 12-foot dam in Virginia
- Crews are searching for two missing women, part of a group of floaters who were whisked over a 12-foot dam in Virginia on Memorial Day. A dozen people on rafts and paddleboards took to the James River from Watkins Landing in Powhatan, intending to reach shore at Robious Landing in...
Millennials, You May Want
to Head to This State
May 25, 2022 5:20 PM CDT
Millennials, You May Want to Head to This State
Washington ranks first in WalletHub's rankings for most appealing places for the 26-41 set
- Whether you call them Generation Y or millennials, the group wedged between Generation X and Generation Z—ie, those born between 1981 and 1996 —has its own particular wants and needs when looking for a place to settle down. WalletHub wanted to figure out the most appealing states for...
Virginia Republicans Take
Barnes & Noble to Court
May 22, 2022 3:00 PM CDT
Virginia Republicans Take Barnes & Noble to Court
Judge finds probable cause that 2 books are obscene, may bar sale to minors
- A judge in Virginia is considering whether to issue a restraining order against Barnes & Noble, after saying there's probable cause that two books it sells are obscene. The request for a restraining order accompanies a lawsuit filed by two Republicans, state Del. Timothy Anderson and congressional candidate Tommy...
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