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Virginia man sentenced to 43 years after pleading guilty to killing teen who had just graduated
Virginia man sentenced to 43 years after pleading guilty to killing teen who had just graduated

A young man accused in last year's fatal shooting of a teenager who had received his high school diploma minutes earlier in Richmond, Virginia, has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and a firearm-related charge.

Richmond airport gets new tech to improve screening capabilities

Richmond airport gets new tech to improve screening capabilities

New technology that confirms the validity of a traveler's ID and confirms their flight information in real time is now in use at TSA checkpoints at Richmond International Airport.

Registrar encourages Richmond voters to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots

Registrar encourages Richmond voters to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots

The top elections official in Virginia's capital is urging residents to consider alternatives to mailing in absentee ballots for the presidential primary amid reports of mail delivery problems.

Boeing given 90 days by FAA to come up with a plan to improve safety and quality of manufacturing

Boeing given 90 days by FAA to come up with a plan to improve safety and quality of manufacturing

Boeing has been beset by quality problems in manufacturing of its popular 737 Max jetliner.

Maryland man pleads to charges associated with straw purchases of firearms

Maryland man pleads to charges associated with straw purchases of firearms

Melvin Plowden of Temple Hills, Maryland pleaded guilty on Tuesday to aiding and abetting the straw purchase of 33 guns from Virginia firearms dealers.

Federal prosecutors take over case against man charged with threatening Virginia church

Federal prosecutors take over case against man charged with threatening Virginia church

Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against a northern Virginia man arrested last year on suspicion he was about to embark on a mass shooting at a megachurch.

U.S. couple whose catamaran was hijacked were likely thrown overboard and died, Grenada police say

U.S. couple whose catamaran was hijacked were likely thrown overboard and died, Grenada police say

Police in the Caribbean say they believe a U.S. couple whose catamaran was hijacked by three escaped prisoners were thrown into the ocean and died.

Captain of ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to remain behind bars pending trial

Captain of ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to remain behind bars pending trial

A Pakistani national who U.S. officials say was the captain of a ship carrying Iranian-made missile components to Houthi rebels in Yemen has been ordered to remain behind bars while he awaits trial.

United Daughters of the Confederacy would lose Virginia tax breaks, if Youngkin signs off

United Daughters of the Confederacy would lose Virginia tax breaks, if Youngkin signs off

Legislation that would end tax benefits for the United Daughters of the Confederacy is on its way to Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who hasn't said whether he supports it.

Man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 officers at Virginia college in 2022 and is sentenced to life

Man pleads guilty in deaths of 2 officers at Virginia college in 2022 and is sentenced to life

A man who had been scheduled for trial in the shooting deaths of two popular police officers at a Virginia college in 2022 has instead pleaded guilty and been sentenced to life in prison.

UPDATE: Officials say runaway boy has been located

UPDATE: Officials say runaway boy has been located

The Augusta County Sheriff's Office says Bryan Rowe has been located.

Caribbean officials search for 2 people who were on yacht allegedly hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

Caribbean officials search for 2 people who were on yacht allegedly hijacked by 3 escaped prisoners

The Royal Grenada Police Force said in a statement posted Friday that they are working on leads "that suggest" the two occupants of the yacht may have been killed.

VDOT closing 109-year-old bridge in Augusta County

VDOT closing 109-year-old bridge in Augusta County

The Virginia Department of Transportation says the Knightly Mill Road bridge over the Middle River will permanently close this Wednesday.

Virginia Tech student no longer listed as missing person

Virginia Tech student no longer listed as missing person

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported over the weekend that law enforcement officers in Missouri were able to make contact with Johnny Roop on Feb. 23.

Federal judge rules against NCAA in case spearheaded by Miyares

Federal judge rules against NCAA in case spearheaded by Miyares

A federal judge in Tennessee blocked the NCAA from enforcing its rules prohibiting name, image, and likeness from being utilized in the athlete recruitment process. 

Virginia lawmakers send Youngkin bills to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Virginia lawmakers send Youngkin bills to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Democrats who control the Virginia General Assembly have sent Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin legislation that would increase the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour in 2026.

4 charged in transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons. 2 SEALs died in intercepting the ship

4 charged in transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons. 2 SEALs died in intercepting the ship

Four foreign nationals have been arrested and charged with transporting suspected Iranian-made weapons after U.S. naval forces interdicted a vessel in the Arabian Sea last month.

Seeking information on missing Manassas man

Seeking information on missing Manassas man

Sultan Abdu Menfort was last seen Feb. 17 at a bus stop by Canterbury Village.

Woman sentenced to life in prison for death of Augusta County toddler

Woman sentenced to life in prison for death of Augusta County toddler

Candi Royer was sentenced for the murder of Khaleesi Cuthriell.

Missing Virginia Tech student seen in Missouri restaurant

Missing Virginia Tech student seen in Missouri restaurant

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia posted that 20-year-old Johnny Roop was seen in a restaurant in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on Feb. 21.

Roanoke man charged over online threats

Roanoke man charged over online threats

A Roanoke man, whose online threats posted this week to a Snapchat group used by students at Patrick Henry High School caused public schools in Roanoke to close today, has been arrested.

Hanover Tavern asks for return of items taken from exhibit

Hanover Tavern asks for return of items taken from exhibit

The Hanover Tavern is asking for the return of several items that were taken from a Black History Month exhibit on Feb. 16.

Officials still looking for information on missing Virginia Tech student

Officials still looking for information on missing Virginia Tech student

Johnny Roop was last seen Feb. 16 at his apartment complex on Canyon Ridge Road in the Merrimac area of Montgomery County.

Man hurt in crash of stolen car steals ambulance after leaving Virginia hospital in gown, police say

Man hurt in crash of stolen car steals ambulance after leaving Virginia hospital in gown, police say

Authorities say a man who was injured in a car crash walked out of the northern Virginia hospital where he was being treated and made off in an ambulance, which was later found abandoned.

VDEM moves tornado drill date due to Super Tuesday

VDEM moves tornado drill date due to Super Tuesday

Virginia is one of the states that will be voting on March 5, which is Super Tuesday this year.

Leaking underground propane tank found at Virginia home before deadly house explosion

Leaking underground propane tank found at Virginia home before deadly house explosion

Authorities in Virginia are investigating the cause of a house explosion and fire that killed one firefighter, injured 10 others and leveled a home in a Washington, D.C., suburb.