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  • 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 Growth Alliance. The regional group is comprised of Mecklenburg, Amelia, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Lunenburg, Nottoway and Prince Edward…

  • 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 (http://bit.ly/1E4SG9n ) that 24-year-old Elijah D. Gee and 18-year-old Antonio M. Sherman of Lynchburg were found dead Oct. 19 in…

  • 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 X-ray machine discovered the 9mm handgun in a carry-on bag. The gun was loaded with seven rounds and the bag…

  • 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, and then himself. The shootings occurred Wednesday night at a house. Police say the bodies of the man, one of…

  • 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 a first-degree murder charge on Monday. Washington previously was charged with second-degree murder. He will be tried as an adult.…

  • 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 was discovered on Monday in the moat of a Confederate fortification known as Fort Gilmer at Richmond National Battlefield Park.…

  • 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 with a kitchen knife. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1rM8Xb2 ) reports that Ronnie Cook was sentenced Wednesday in Richmond Circuit Court.…

  • 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 Civil War general. There also was a drawing of what appeared to be a hammer and a sickle. The vandalism…

  • Filming held in Richmond for ‘On The Wing’

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An independent family film starring television veterans Corbin Bernsen and Shirley Jones is being shot this week in Richmond. “On The Wing” is about a boy who fights a U.S. senator’s plan to get access to oil-rich land and destroy a bald eagle habitat. Bernsen portrays the boy’s father who also…

  • Pats and Skins finish joint training

    On the final day before their preseason game in Landover, the Redskins had a light practice against the Patriots in Richmond.

  • Is Redskins camp bringing promised boost to Richmond?

    The Governor and city\’s mayor tout the economic infusion, but locals give mixed reviews on how much training camp is really helping.

  • Va. woman admits to concealing stepsister’s body

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman has admitted helping cover up the slaying of her stepsister in Richmond. Forty-year-old Yvette Hairston pleaded guilty Wednesday in Richmond Circuit Court to concealing a dead body. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1xAPqxi) reports a judge then sentenced her to the maximum five years in prison but suspended all but five…

  • Ex-governor’s corruption trial focuses on marriage

    LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple’s marriage and the former first lady’s “crush” on a businessman who, according to prosecutors, lavished them with gifts and cash in exchange for promoting his company. The…

  • Richmond man makes plea deal in woman’s death

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Richmond man has agreed to plead guilty in the slaying of a woman during an argument. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1rR30Nx) reports Jamarr R. Hursey agreed to a deal Friday in which he would receive a 20-year prison term for pleading guilty to second-degree murder. He had been charged with first-degree…

  • Virginia cities, D.C. top list of happiest metro areas

    Virginians may be grinning ear-to-ear after two cities in the
    commonwealth topped a list of the nation\’s happiest metropolitan areas.