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  • Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former sailor testified Thursday that he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder because he wanted the 11 hours of grueling interrogation by aggressive police detectives to end. “I…

  • Families mark 8 years since Virginia Tech shooting

    RICHMOND, Va. – A bell tolled once for each of the 32 victims of the Virginia Tech shooting as family members wearing orange and maroon ribbons, ties or shirts bowed their heads Thursday morning to…

  • Richmond-area man pleads guilty in steroid case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A suburban Richmond man has pleaded guilty to possessing and conspiring to distribute anabolic steroids. The U.S. attorney’s office says 43-year-old Carl E. Macchiarulo of Midlothian entered the plea Wednesday in…

  • Controlled burns planned at Richmond battlefields

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Controlled burns are planned at two Richmond battlefields this month to preserve the landscape as it appeared during the Civil War. If weather conditions are favorable, Richmond National Battlefield Park will…

  • 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…