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Gloucester Schools to keep rule banning transgender students from using bathroom of choice

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. -- Days after a public meeting on the controversial rule banning transgender students from using the bathroom of the gender they identify with, the Gloucester County School Board said they would not take any action to change the rule.


Gloucester man charged with obstruction in Newport News shooting

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) -- One man is facing obstruction charges in connection to a shooting in Newport News that left another man seriously injured. Newport News police said officers were called to Catina Way just after 4 p.m. on Thursday. Once there, officers found a 23-year-old man was found in


York-Poquoson deputy fired weapon by accident during traffic stop, sheriff's office says

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (WAVY) -- The York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office says a deputy accidentally fired their weapon during a traffic stop Thursday night. In a press release sent out Friday, the sheriff's office said the incident happened around 6:40 p.m. in the 400 block of Merrimac Trail, when the deputy


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.


William and Mary students make their community debut at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Gallery

Thursday night, students from the College of William and Mary and members of the Williamsburg community gathered to celebrate art at the public reception for the second annual Senior Capstone Show at the Williamsburg Contemporary Art Center.


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


July 16 to be recognized as “Bellamy Day” after Bellamy Gamboa

RICHMOND, Va. – July 16 will now be recognized in the entire state of Virginia as “Bellamy Day,” honoring Bellamy Gamboa, who was last seen at her Diamond Springs Apartment in Virginia Beach July 1, 2018.


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


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


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.


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


NBC: Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting prostitution

(WAVY) -- New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with allegedly soliciting prostitution, NBC News reports citing police in Florida. NBC Boston reports Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution based on two separate visits.


Smollett's 'Empire' character to be removed from final two episodes of season

CHICAGO (AP) — Producers of "Empire" say Jussie Smollett's character will be removed from the final two episodes of this season.


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.


Search warrant leads to guns, drugs seized in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Seven people have been charged after police said they found guns and drugs inside a Newport News home. Officers executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1600 block of Ivy Avenue shortly after 10 p.m. Thursday. According to investigators, two handguns, suspected marijuana,


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.


Large police presence in Virginia Beach neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Police were called out to Shell Road, off of Independence Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Police tell us they are dealing with a "person in crisis," but could not give any additional information.


Virginia Republicans seek testimony from Justin Fairfax accusers before House committee

A top Virginia Republican announced Friday that the state's judiciary committee will invite the two women accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault to testify when the legislature returns in April.


Judges will rule on Virginia Beach City Councilman’s residency at later date

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Three judges will rule by March 15 on the disputed issue of where City Councilman David Nygaard lived during the 2018 campaign. Over the last two days, the issue played out in civil court. Nygaard claims he lived in a duplex on 20th Street at the Oceanfront, meaning he was elig


Richmond Road Popeyes opening delayed to mid-March

Hungry Williamsburg residents will have to wait a bit longer to get their fried chicken fix, as the city’s first Popeyes is now expected to open in mid-March. Although the restaurant was originally expected to open in early February, scheduling final inspections with the city has delayed the opening