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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.
DISASTER AVERTED IN EMERGENCY LANDING
No one was injured Friday when a single-engine airplane made an emergency landing at the Lake Country Regional Airport in Clarksville. The pilot, James Yankaskas, declared an in-air emergency shortly after taking off from the Oxford-Henderson airport in North Carolina. The pilot was flying to Pennsy
Halifax man sentenced to life in prison in wife’s slaying
John Frederick “Jack” Brown will serve the rest of his life in prison in the Jan. 22, 2018 murder of his wife, Jeanette, with the sentence handed down Friday in Mecklenburg County Circuit Court.
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.
Clarksville Players close in on theater renovation goal
The Clarksville Community Players are only $2,000 away from their current fundraising goal of $150,000. The news was shared by Lucas Glasscock, an actor with the Clarksville Community Players, during Saturday night’s annual board meeting and dinner in Clarksville.
Police: Hidden cameras found in Virginia Tech bathrooms
BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech Police say they have identified a suspect after two hidden cameras were recovered in on-campus public bathrooms. Police said one of the hidden cameras was disguised as a USB wall charger that was plugged into an outlet, while the other was disguised as a clothing hook
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 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.
Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym
FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int
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
‘Seussical’ leading characters ready for opening
“We can have lots of good fun that is funny!” These words by The Cat in the Hat capture the ideas of Halifax County Little Theatre’s latest production, “Seussical,” featuring a mash-up of several stories played out in memorable and entertaining style.
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
Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia
WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.
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
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.
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.
South Boston man arrested for abduction, vandalism, trespassing
SOUTH BOSTON, Va. (WFXR News) - A 26-year-old South Boston man has been arrested and charged after an alleged domestic disturbance. Kevin Omar Jerome Edmunds was arrested on February 19 and charged with abduction, assault and battery of a family or household member, property damage, and trespassing.
NC Superior Court judge strikes down voter ID, income tax constitutional amendments
RALEIGH -- A North Carolina judge has voided constitutional amendments approved by voters in Novemberrequiring photo identification to vote in person and capping the state income tax rate.
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.