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  • 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…

  • Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Bernard to retire Aug. 31

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bon Secours Virginia CEO Peter J. Bernard plans to retire on Aug. 31. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1yRaJiD ) reports that Bon Secours Health Systems announced Bernard’s retirement on Thursday. He has…

  • 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…