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Virginia State Police search for missing woman

NORFOLK, Va. — The Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert after a woman was reported missing to the Norfolk Police Department. On Wednesday, 24-year-old Olivia Oliver was reported missing to Norfolk police at 5:30 p.m.


Man shot in buttocks was lured to dark Petersburg street via dating app, sources believe

PETERSBURG, Va. --Police are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting that sources linked to a dating app. Those sources told WTVR CBS 6 senior reporter Wayne Covil that victim thought he was meeting a woman.


Police identify man found shot to death outside Virginia Beach apartment

Police have identified the man who was found shot to death outside an apartment early Tuesday morning. Damen Ellington Graham, 27, of Virginia Beach, was found by officers at the apartment in the 6700 block of Chartwell Drive. Officers were dispatched there around 12:16 a.m. for a report of a person


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


A protester bared her chest for women’s rights in Virginia. Now she’s being held without bail.

Virginia’s state seal depicts the deity Virtus, breast bared with a spear and a sword in hand, standing over a man — Tyranny — who is splayed on the ground with his crown fallen nearby. So for the two activists advocating for the ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment — which aims to ens


Virginia Gov. Northam wanted to attend a historically black college's event—but was asked to stay away

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D), who somehow still hasn't resigned, had the idea of going on a "reconciliation tour" to help black people see that he's not as racist as his blackface/Ku Klux Klan yearbook photo would indicate.


Reports of Active Shooter In Henrico County, Virginia; Massive Police Response

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — Dozens of police officers were responding to reports of an active shooter in Henrico County, Virginia Wednesday,. The scene is in the 2200 block of Mountain Road, police say.


Chesterfield Police: Woman drove off after hitting 3-year-old girl in parking lot

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- Police are searching for a driver suspected of striking a child with her vehicle in the parking lot of a Chesterfield-area shopping center Monday.


Man arrested for abducting Norfolk woman from gas station

NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk Police arrested a man Wednesday night after they say he abducted a woman from a gas station. Virginia State Police issued a Critically Missing Adult Alert, also known as an Ashanti Alert, Wednesday night for 24-year-old Norfolk woman Olivia Oliver on behalf of the Norfolk Poli


Virginia voters are split over whether Lt. Gov. Fairfax should resign, new poll shows

RICHMOND — Virginia voters are evenly split over whether Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax should resign after two women accused him of sexual assault, but most voters say the legislature should not consider impeachment until the claims have been investigated, according to a Quinnipiac Poll released Wednesday


City of Petersburg issues mandatory water usage restriction

PETERSBURG, Va. — The City of Petersburg has issued a mandatory water usage restriction to all Petersburg water consumers until further notice. Petersburg Public Works and Utilities is currently repairing a water main break at 800 Arlington Street. Due to the nature of the main break, residents must


Virginia Politician Insists He Dressed Up As White Michael Jackson For Halloween

Another Virginia politician who dressed up as Michael Jackson for halloween has pointed out that the incriminating photo clearly shows he was made up as the later white version.


Polar vortex may have killed 95% of stink bugs, Virginia Tech researchers say

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech researchers say extreme cold from events like January’s polar vortex may have killed off a majority of invasive insect species like stink bugs.


'No evidence a weapon’s been used’: Police investigate Henrico school threat

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Dozens of police officers were on the scene after a reported threat at a Henrico County school Wednesday afternoon. An automated tweet from Henrico Police indicated officers were responding to an active shooter call near Virginia Randolph Museum and The Academy at Virginia Rando


2 Virginia Beach dentists suspended after DEA investigation into opioid prescriptions

A Virginia Beach dentist performed free dental work for patients, state documents say. All they had to do in exchange was fill opioid prescriptions for him. The license of Dr. Gary Hartman, along with that of one of his patients and a fellow dentist, Dr. Arnold Berger, was suspended recently amid a


Police will mail your speeding ticket (without pulling you over), under proposed law

RICHMOND, Va. — For the first time in Virginia, police officers could issue speeding tickets through the mail — without pulling over the speeding driver — under legislation sitting on Gov. Ralph Northam’s desk.


Reputed Hells Angels biker from Staten Island admits to shooting rival in Virginia

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – A reputed Hells Angels motorcycle gang member from Staten Island has admitted to shooting a rival biker in an attack outside a Virginia motel five months ago.


Fuel tanker bursts into flames on Virginia highway

FINCASTLE, Va. — No one was seriously hurt when a tanker truck overturned and caught fire Wednesday morning on US 220 North in Botetourt County, Virginia. The crash was reported at 6:24 a.m.


Virginia House Democrats END calls for Fairfax impeachment

RICHMOND, Va. — In a stunning move days after state lawmakers openly discussed potential impeachment proceedings against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, Democratic members of the Virginia House of Delegates said the drastic option should no longer be considered.


Virginia's SNAP program adjusts release of March benefits

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients will receive benefits on Friday, March 1, 2019. For the month of March only, SNAP will be suspending its usual staggered issuance and release benefits to all recipients.