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  • US Surgeon General Murthy makes stop in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy says he’s using a cross-country listening tour to understand how communities are addressing public health issues in their areas. Murthy met with community stakeholders, faith…

  • Richmond courthouse renamed for 1st black mayor, brother

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond officials are renaming the city’s courthouse in honor of the first black mayor and his brother. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1H4Qqnz ) reports that City Council approved the name change on…

  • African-American lawmakers surprised by redistricting suit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to redraw Virginia House district boundaries has surprised and sparked concern among some of the Democratic African-American lawmakers. A suit filed in December by a law firm with…

  • First Freedom Center opening in downtown Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials are celebrating the opening of the First Freedom Center in Richmond. The center opens Friday with a commemoration featuring Gov. Terry McAuliffe and city mayor Dwight Jones. Officials say the…

  • U.Va., Bon Secours expand health care partnership

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia and Bon Secours health systems are expanding their health care partnership. The health systems on Thursday announced an agreement that they say will lead to collaborations on…

  • Va. man charged after son accidentally shot by another child

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man faces a neglect charge following the accidental shooting of his 5-year-old son by another boy. Police tell media outlets that the boys were playing inside a home in…

  • Man walks 100 miles in freezing temps to honor military

    ARLINGTON, Va. – It was a test of sheer will. A Virginia man walked from Richmond to Arlington National Cemetery this weekend to honor and thank the military. Victor Wise from Staunton, Virginia started his 100…

  • Community development grant awarded in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has awarded $300,000 in community development funding to a regional alliance in the southern part of the state. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said the grant is being awarded to the Virginia…

  • Man charged after double slaying in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 21-year-old man has been charged in the slayings of two people in Richmond. Police say Rashard S. Cutler faces a charge of conspiracy to commit murder. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports…

  • Man cited for having gun at Richmond airport

    nrpr RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond International Airport police have cited a Chesterfield County man who brought a loaded gun past a security checkpoint. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says TSA officers staffing a checkpoint…

  • Police say 4 killed in Richmond murder-suicide

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say three adults and a child have been killed in an apparent murder-suicide. Police tell media outlets that investigators believe a man shot two women and a young boy,…

  • Charge upgraded against Va. teen in boy’s slaying

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond grand jury has upgraded a murder charge against a teenager accused of killing an 8-year-old boy. Media outlets report that the grand jury indicted 16-year-old Mairese J. Washington on…

  • Cannonball with fuse found at Richmond battlefield

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service says a cannonball found at a Richmond battlefield might have been used by Confederate soldiers as an improvised grenade. The 12-pound cannonball had an intact fuse. It…

  • Va. man receives life sentence for mom’s slaying

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of his mother in Richmond. Prosecutors say 45-year-old Ronnie Samuel Cook stabbed 78-year-old Emma Bell Cook in the chest…

  • Richmond’s J.E.B Stuart monument vandalized

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police are searching for whoever spray-painted graffiti on the city’s J.E.B. Stuart monument. Police tell media outlets that someone spray-painted an expletive followed by “work” on the monument honoring the…