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  • Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates launch anti-tobacco legal fund

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates are launching a fund to help low- and middle-income countries fight often long and expensive legal battles with the…

  • Suburban Richmond pupil wins regional Va. Spelling Bee

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A suburban Richmond sixth grader is headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in May. Tejas Muthusamy repeated as champ in the 41st Richmond Times-Dispatch regional Spelling Bee. He beat out…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • 4-day event to mark sesquicentennial of Richmond’s fall

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A four-day commemoration in Richmond will mark the 150th anniversary of the fall of the Confederacy’s capital. The commemoration is set for April 1-4. It will include programs, tours of the city’s…

  • Iowa couple denies sex trafficking charges in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An Iowa couple arrested in Virginia with a 20-year-old woman in their recreational vehicle have pleaded not guilty to federal sex trafficking charges. Thirty-six-year-old Aldair Hodza and 31-year-old Laura E. Sorensen…

  • Richmond mayor to step down as Va. Democratic chairman

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia plans to step down. Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones has served as the party’s chairman since March 2014. Party spokeswoman Morgan Finkelstein tells…

  • Richmond school officials apologize for student search

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond school officials have apologized for a 2013 search of several Hispanic students at a high school. Media outlets report that Superintendent Dana T. Bedden and Huguenot High Principal Jafar Barakat…

  • Authorities say fire on Richmond school’s campus suspicious

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond fire officials say a fire on a high school’s campus was no accident. Media outlets report that the fire occurred Sunday afternoon in a storage building near John Marshall High…

  • Richmond jail, VCU team up on scholarships for 3

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Richmond city jail and VCU are teaming up to further the learning of three people who were incarcerated. The three who took college classes while at the Richmond City Justice…

  • Bicyclist struck, killed by snow plow in suburban Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bicyclist has died after being hit by a Virginia Department of Transportation snow plow in suburban Richmond. Virginia State Police Sgt. Steve Vick says the bicyclist was struck at about…

  • VCU to examine changes in black enrollment from area schools

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is planning to examine why fewer black students from the Richmond area attend the school despite diversity in its undergraduate enrollment. Officials say the university has seen a…

  • Former Richmond developer appeals 20-year sentence

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Richmond developer convicted of tax credit fraud is appealing his 20-year prison sentence. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/1zW1gZD ) that Billy Gene Jefferson filed his petition with the 4th…

  • Richmond school closing because of air quality concerns

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond school is closing because of mold in several classrooms that has raised concerns about air quality. The last day of classes at Elkhardt Middle School will be Feb. 12.…

  • Boxwood Capital Partners acquires sweetFrog

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Private equity firm Boxwood Capital Partners LLC has acquired yogurt store operator sweetFrog Enterprises. Boxwood announced the acquisition on Monday in a news release. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The…

  • Virginia woman to enter plea in terror support case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman charged with lying to federal investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group is due in federal court for a plea hearing. Heather Elizabeth Coffman is set to…