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Covington leads D-II Caldwell past Norfolk State 64-54

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Vaughn Covington scored 20 points as Division II-member Caldwell University beat Norfolk State 64-54 on Tuesday. Covington made 4 of 7 shots from the floor and 11 of 14 free throws for the Cougars. Eric Johnson-Alford had 15 points and nine rebounds for Caldwell, which made 26 of 34 foul shots […]
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Bad actor: Virginia man sentenced for using movie money

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who bought electronics with movie prop $100 bills has been sentenced to three years and four months in prison. The Virginian-Pilot reports 25-year-old Amaud Brown was sentenced Tuesday to passing counterfeit money and illegally possessing a firearm. He pleaded guilty earlier this year. Court documents say Brown used […]
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Bloomberg says he’s a problem-solver who can rebuild America

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he’s a problem-solver who can rebuild America and beat the “existential threat” that is President Donald Trump. The 77-year-old billionaire spoke Monday at his first public appearance since announcing his presidential bid. Bloomberg warned that Trump has an even better chance of being […]
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Evans, No. 21 VCU roll over Florida Gulf Coast 78-48

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Marcus Evans scored 16 first-half points and No. 21 VCU bookended the first half with big runs in a 78-48 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday night. Evans’ total in the opening 20 minutes matched what FGCU managed as a team as VCU (5-0) rolled to a 43-16 lead. The […]
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Bredesen FG in OT gives SC St. a 20-17 win over Norfolk St.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dillon Bredesen kicked a field goal in overtime that gave South Carolina State a 20-17 win over Norfolk State in a regular season finale on Saturday. Bredesen’s 27-yard field goal put SC State in the lead and Norfolk State was held scoreless in the overtime period. He also kicked a 29-yarder […]
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Big plays help VMI top Chattanooga 31-24

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Carter Johnson scored on a blocked kick in the second quarter and VMI used big scoring plays on offense and defense in the third quarter to defeat Chattanooga 31-24 on Saturday. The Mocs were punting from their 32 when Devin Carper got in on Gabe Borings’s attempt and Carter scooped up […]
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Tshiebwe notches double-double, WVU beats Boston U. 69-44

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season and West Virginia rolled to a 69-44 win against Boston University on Friday night. Jermaine Haley added 13 points and Derek Culver scored 10 for West Virginia (4-0). Walter Whyte scored 13 points and Jonas […]
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Francis scores 20 to lift Richmond past McNeese St. 87-57

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Blake Francis scored 20 points and Richmond hit 16 3-pointers to beat McNeese State 87-57 on Friday night for its first 4-0 start since 1985. Nick Sherod had 17 points with five 3-pointers for Richmond, which shot 57% from 3 and outrebounded the Cowboys 35-26. Jacob Gilyard added 15 points and […]
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Ex-‘American Idol’ contestant gets nearly 4 years in prison

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for carrying nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl. Federal authorities in Virginia said Thursday that the 32-year-old New Jersey woman got three years and nine months in federal prison. She pleaded guilty in July to […]
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Conway leads VMI past Christendom College 96-20

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Sean Conway came off the bench to score 18 points to carry VMI to a 96-20 win over Christendom College on Wednesday night. Conway made 6 of 8 3-pointers. He added seven rebounds. Louis Tang had 16 points and six rebounds for VMI (2-5). Myles Lewis added 13 points. Tragen Fahl […]
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Miller leads George Mason over Loyola (Md.) 65-61

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jordan Miller scored 23 points, including four free throws down the stretch, as George Mason edged Loyola (Md.) 65-61 on Tuesday night, posting a 5-0 record for the first time in program history. Loyola came within 59-58 on a Brent Holcombe layup with 61 seconds left, but Miller pushed the lead […]
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Man gets 3 months in jail for 2018 Capitol Square incident

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man who drove around Richmond’s Capitol Square and approached the Executive Mansion without permission in 2018 has been sentenced to more than three months in jail. Thirty-year-old John Landers of Henrico County was convicted of attempted assault and battery, reckless driving, driving a motor vehicle on a revoked or suspended […]
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Appeals court won’t hold rehearing in church shooting case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a request to reconsider a ruling that reinstated a lawsuit over a faulty background check that allowed a South Carolina man to buy the gun he used to kill nine people in a racist attack at a Charleston church. In August, a three-judge panel of […]
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Police release names of 2 killed in fiery WV plane crash

SUMMIT POINT, W.Va. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men who died in the fiery crash of a small airplane in West Virginia. State Police Cpt. Shallon Oglesby issued a statement Friday identifying the victims as 70-year-old Clinton Terry Powers and 67-year-old Randy Lee Garcia. The men died Thursday when their single-engine […]
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Exhibit on Jefferson’s architecture weaves in slavery’s role

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — As an architect, Thomas Jefferson envisioned buildings for a new republic — not old-world kings. The domes and columns in his designs recalled ancient Greece and Rome to symbolize liberty and democracy. And yet enslaved Americans were involved in the actual construction. They helped build everything from Virginia’s Statehouse — a […]
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Man accused of making racist threats pleads not guilty

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white man accused of cyberstalking and making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Progress reports that 31-year-old Daniel McMahon entered his plea Wednesday in federal court in Charlottesville. McMahon was indicted last month by a grand jury in U.S. District Court. The […]
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Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday to hold a hearing before the full court of 15 […]
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US star Pulisic confident in form despite Chelsea benching

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Christian Pulisic said he won’t let his benching with Chelsea affect his play for the U.S. national team as it prepares for a match against Cuba, pronouncing himself in peak form despite scant playing time of late. “I feel the best I ever have. I feel very confident in my game. […]
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Impeachment tests Democrats’ foothold in swing districts

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — In front of New Hope Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, supporters of President Donald Trump hollered for his reelection. Behind it, taped-up signs on the doors warned, “Firearms Not Allowed.” And inside, Rep. Elaine Luria personally delivered her call for Trump’s impeachment, drawing a standing ovation from more than half […]
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Gaej Walker leads Western Kentucky over Old Dominion

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gaej Walker ran 25 times for 114 yards and a touchdown to help Western Kentucky beat Old Dominion 20-3 on Saturday night. Walker’s 1-yard TD run gave the Hilltoppers (3-2, 3-0 Conference USA) the lead for good at 10-3 late in the second quarter. Cory Munson kicked his second field goal […]
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Coast Guard loosens rules on tattoos to boost recruiting

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is loosening its tattoo policy, reflecting increased acceptance of tattoos. The Virginian-Pilot reports the change announced Thursday is intended to help boost recruiting and comes after other military branches have begun allowing more tattoos. The Coast Guard doesn’t currently limit the number of tattoos but restricts where […]
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Navy’s 2nd Fleet is now operational, focused on the Arctic

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy says its newly revived 2nd Fleet now has enough staff to command ships in the increasingly competitive waters of the Arctic region. The Navy’s announcement on Wednesday follows statements by President Donald Trump’s administration this month that the U.S. won’t stand for aggressive moves in the region by […]
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Bronte Law shoots 67 in wire-to-wire win at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bronte Law was scuffling, missing fairways off the tee and scrambling for pars while a host of challengers tried to play catch-up. A 15-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole finally brought relief. “It was definitely a relief,” she said after winning the Pure Silk Championship on Sunday for her first […]
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TV series about abolitionist John Brown to film in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam’s office announced Thursday that production of the eight-part series will start in central Virginia this summer. The show based on the novel “The Good Lord Bird” by best-selling […]
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Law, Nordqvist, Song tied for LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bronte Law chipped in for eagle on the par-5 third hole and shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the Pure Silk Championship with Anna Nordqvist and Jennifer Song. Law added a birdie on the par-4 seventh — the Englishwoman’s 16th hole in a bogey-free […]
Tags: News, Sports, Williamsburg, Kingsmill, Va AP, Anna Nordqvist, Bronte Law, Jennifer Song Law

‘American Taliban’ John Walker Lindh to be released

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — John Walker Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the American Taliban after he was captured by U.S. forces in the invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. But conditions imposed recently on Lindh’s release, slated for Thursday, make clear […]
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900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds (410 kilograms) has pleaded guilty in a cocaine conspiracy case during a hearing held in a courthouse loading zone as he lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. Magistrate Judge David Novak said the court engaged in “some extraordinary procedures” Tuesday to […]
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Probe done on blackface photo in Virginia gov’s yearbook

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Eastern Virginia Medical School said in a statement Tuesday that the findings will be announced at a press conference on Wednesday. The independent investigation was conducted by the law […]
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Federal appeals court rules against Trump on ending DACA

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The federal appeals court has ruled the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 Friday that the Trump administration violated […]
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Navy SEAL gets year in brig for hazing death of Green Beret

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Navy SEAL was sentenced to one year in military prison on Thursday for his role in the 2017 hazing-related death of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
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