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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Liberty University pressing charges against journalists

NEW YORK (AP) Liberty University is pushing for criminal trespassing charges to be lodged against two journalists who pursued stories about why the evangelical college in Virginia has remained partially open during the coronavirus outbreak. The college, in Lynchburg, is ...

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Judge rejects injunction against stay-home order

FALLS CHURCH (AP) A judge in Southwest Virginia on April 9 refused to allow a temporary exemption to Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order to allow  regular in-person Easter church services. Russell County resident Larry Hughes filed the lawsuit this week. He ...

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Restaurants can serve cocktails with takeout food

(AP) When Virginia residents order takeout, they can now tack on a mezcal margarita or springtime sangria. Gov. Ralph Northam announced restaurants and distilleries could sell mixed beverages with takeout or delivery orders starting April 8, news outlets reported. Northam ...

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Feds: Online drug dealer boasted venture unfazed by pandemic

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Maryland man has been arrested after federal prosecutors in Virginia accused him of selling large-scale quantities of narcotics and other drugs over the internet. William Burgamy, 32, of Hanover, Maryland, was arrested April 9 and charged with ...

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Northam delays June primaries due to coronavirus

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he would delay the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of the coronavirus. The governor said at a news conference that he would use his executive authority to move the ...

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Democrat Carroll Foy files to run for governor

(AP) Democratic state Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy has filed paperwork to run what could be a history-making campaign to become Virginia’s first woman governor and the first African-American female governor in the United States. Carroll Foy, an attorney and two-term ...

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Northam to postpone action on teacher raises, tuition freeze

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam plans to delay some long-sought Democratic priorities until more is known about the pandemic’s affect on the economy, pushing back decisions on whether to give teachers and state workers raises, freeze in-state college tuition, and implement other new ...

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Death toll at Virginia long-term care facility rises to 28

(AP) Eight more residents of a Virginia long-term care facility who tested positive for coronavirus have died, bringing the death toll amid the outbreak to 28, the facility’s administrator said April 6. Deaths at the Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center ...

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State sees spike in calls to hotlines for domestic violence

NORFOLK (AP) Phone calls to emergency hotlines for domestic violence have spiked in Virginia as people stay at home during the coronavirus epidemic. Calls to hotlines increased by 76% statewide in March, The Virginian-Pilot reported. The numbers are from the Virginia ...

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Death toll at long-term care center now at 20

(AP) Three more residents diagnosed with COVID-19 have died at a Richmond-area long-term care facility, the center disclosed April 5, bringing the death toll from one of the nation’s worst coronavirus clusters to 20. The administrator of Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center ...

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