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Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Charged With Soliciting Prostitution as Part of Florida Sex Trafficking Crackdown

(JUPITER, Fla.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution after police said Friday he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Puryear sentenced in Chase City murder

Mickye Tykear Puryear has sentenced to 58 years on charges stemming from the March 11, murder of Evan Smith in Chase City last year. Puryear, who entered pleas of guilty in November to reduced charges of 2nd degree murder, abduction, use of a firearm 2nd and 1st offense. Puryear will serve a total a


Judge sends Virginia dog fighter to jail, bans him from having pets

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Diniwiddie man was sentenced to 10 years in jail and received a lifetime ban on having pets after he was convicted of 37 counts of animal cruelty and dogfighting. Eldridge Freeman, Jr., 44, fought dogs on Wilson Road in Dinwiddie.


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Danville man gets 30 year term for death of Bluestone student

Mickeye Tykear Puryear of Danville was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison on charges of second degree murder for his role in the 2018 shooting death of Evan Ashad Smith of Chase City.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


Mecklenburg County moves forward with school construction site manager

Members of the Mecklenburg County Joint Education Committee, meeting on Wednesday, agreed to hire a construction manager to oversee the Meclenburg County’s secondary school construction project and directed county administrator Wayne Carter to set out the requirements for the position and solicit po


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Two cameras found hidden in public bathrooms at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two hidden cameras have been removed from two separate bathrooms on Virginia Tech's campus. Campus police recovered the two devices, which were found in public bathrooms.


Kenbridge Man Convicted of Raping a Juvenile

LUNENBURG – Joseph Keaton, a 56-year-old Kenbridge man, was sentenced to seven years in prison recently for Rape of a Child Under Age 13 Years after having entered an Alford Plea of Guilty in Lunenburg Circuit Court back in December, 2018. The charge stemmed from a complaint of an incident alleged t


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Two Virginia Beach eagles found injured after likely mating season fight over female

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two male eagles were found injured and exhausted by a group of concerned citizens on Thursday. Virginia Beach Animal Control said they got a call about the young bald eagles that were likely fighting over a female, as this is their mating season.


'Superhero' Cop Caught On Tape Playing Dolls With Nervous Kids During Gas Scare

SOUTH HILL, VA — A video shot by a mom showing a South Hill policeman joining kids on a sidewalk to play with dolls has gone viral, and community members say it’s just one example of how officer C.B. Fleming truly protects and serves the area — with open-heartedness and compassion.


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i


Driver abandons puppy in cart outside Virginia grocery store

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. — Authorities in Virginia are asking for the public’s help identifying the person who abandoned a puppy in a cart outside a Chesterfield grocery store last week, according to WTVR.


Collision slices power to 1,400 on Wednesday morning

Approximately 1,400 Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative customers were without power for more than an hour Wednesday morning after a vehicle ran out of the road and struck a utility pole at roughly 8:40 a.m. in the 6000 block of L. P. Bailey Memorial Highway (Highway 501) in Halifax.


Royal Freeman to Seek Charlotte County Sheriff Position

CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Royal S. Freeman, current Major of the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office, has announced his candidacy for the office of Sheriff in the county’s upcoming November 2019 election.