Crisis escalates in Virginia; top 3 Democrats under fire

Politics 02/06/19, 15:32

The political crisis in Virginia exploded Wednesday when the state's attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed allegations of sexual assault against the lieutenant governor. With Gov. Ralph Northam's career already hanging by a thread over a racist photo in his ...

Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo

U.S. 02/02/19, 18:28

Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday vowed to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook. In a tumultuous 24 hours, Gov. Ralph Northam posted a video on Twitter on Friday apologizing for the ...

Pasta maker branches out with Trial & Error rum

Business 01/20/19, 09:01

There's a new spirit in the Richmond area — a spirit of the rum variety.In the back of their pasta café and shop at 1606 W. Main St., husband-and-wife business partners John and Lolita Kreckman have converted a former office space into a small distillery.In the 500-square-foot room, John Kreckman ...

Hissing, shouts of ‘shame’ as pipeline station gets permit

U.S. 01/08/19, 17:13

A state board in Virginia approved a contentious plan Tuesday to build a natural gas pipeline station in a historic African-American community, prompting angry shouts of "shame" from more than 200 opponents.The State Air Pollution Control Board voted 4-0 in favor of a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, ...

Tribe seeks to build Virginia’s first casino in Norfolk

Baseball 12/19/18, 18:13

The Indian tribe that greeted English settlers at Jamestown and claims Pocahontas among its lineage said Wednesday that it hopes to open Virginia's first casino in the city of Norfolk.Pamunkey Indian Tribe spokesman Jay Smith said the tribe is eyeing about 20 acres (eight hectares) along the Elizabeth River between ...

Boy’s mother called 911 before Indiana school shooting

U.S. 12/14/18, 18:42

Police say a 14-year-old Indiana boy's mother was the 911 caller who warned authorities before the teenager shot his way into a middle school and exchanged gunfire with officers. State Police said Friday, Dec. 14,  that the mother warned of "imminent danger" before Thursday morning's shooting at Dennis Intermediate School in ...

Police: Teen, officers exchange gunfire at middle school

U.S. 12/13/18, 17:17

A 14-year-old boy who arrived at an Indiana middle school Thursday morning that was already on lockdown after a tip about potential violence shot out glass in a locked door and entered the school before exchanging gunfire with officers inside, authorities said. The boy, who police said died inside the school ...

Panel to take closely watched vote on pipeline station

U.S. 12/09/18, 09:18

A normally low profile citizen panel that votes on air pollution permits is set to take a closely watched vote Monday on whether Virginia's most powerful corporation can build a natural gas compressor station in a historical African-American community.Dominion Energy needs the State Air Pollution Control Board to sign off ...

In Kentucky, Trump rallies voters while praising McConnell

Politics 10/14/18, 00:50

President Donald Trump heaped praise on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice."He's Kentucky tough," Trump declared Saturday night.Kavanaugh took his seat on the high court this week after ...

Henrico to build cricket field to keep up with demand

Baseball 09/24/18, 06:07

When Ganesh Krishnasamy was weighing a move from Iowa to the Richmond area, his research didn't start with housing prices or crime rates."The first thing I Googled is whether or not there is cricket," Krishnasamy said. "I would have changed my mind if the cricket wasn't here."His passion for the ...

Update: Truex dominant early at Richmond

Sports 09/22/18, 21:08

The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local):8:55 p.m.The NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond raceway is unfolding much like the race here in the spring.In that one, Joey Logano led throughout both the first and second stages, and the race went 353 ...

Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond

Sports 09/22/18, 20:41

Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway on Saturday night.Busch won for the 50th time in his career, the sixth time on the 0.75-mile oval and for the first time ...

Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond; Earnhardt 4th

Football 09/21/18, 22:38

Christopher Bell took the lead away from Matt Tifft with 13 laps to go and won the opening race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Friday night.Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth in what he said would be his only start of the season. Earnhardt retired from NASCAR's Cup Series ...

Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

Sports 09/21/18, 17:53

Brad Keselowski has pushed NASCAR's "Big Three" aside at the start of the playoffs and shaken up the championship picture with nine races left in the season.Keselowski's victory last week at Las Vegas in the opening round of the 10-race playoffs was his third straight and moved him into title ...

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