PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Three Virginia State University fraternity members are accused of hurting 10 students who were being hazed Sunday.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Kappa Alpha Psi...
Northam plans spending to rebuild psychiatric hospital
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing a new budget amendment to replace an aging psychiatric hospital in the central part of the state.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation to create a pilot program aimed at reducing eviction rates in Virginia.
The legislation is part of a push that began last year...
Bill to keep training center open fails to advance in senate
MADISON HEIGHTS, Va. (AP) — A bill aimed at keeping a Virginia facility that serves residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities open in some capacity has failed to advance.
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Bridgeport 62, Elkins 53
Buckhannon-Upshur 72, Preston 64
Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, Ohio 83, Saint Joseph Central 51
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Capital 97, Preston 49
Chesapeake, Ohio 70, Wayne 44
East Fairmont 69, Petersburg 61
Greenbrier East 71, Covington, Va. 59
Hedgesville 80, St. John the Baptist, Va. 33
Huntington Prep 73, Lancaster, Texas 59
North Marion 60, Keyser 58
Notre Dame 66, Tug Valley 46
Sissonville 71, Mingo Central 66
South Charleston 66, Nitro 59
Summers County 64, Pocahontas County 51
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Class 1A six-man Texas high school playoff scores, pairings
CLASS 1A SIX-MAN DIVISION I
McLean 62, Petersburg 6
Aspermont 84, Paducah 55
Ira 68, Crowell 22
White Deer 70, Nazareth 24
McLean (11-0) vs. Aspermont (9-2), 6 p.m. Friday, Lockney
Ira (10-0) vs. White Deer (9-2), 2 p.m. Saturday, Lockney
Ropesville 58, Lenorah Grady 12
Balmorhea 64, Sterling City 22
Garden City 71, Rankin 41
Gail Borden County 56, Morton 0
Ropesville (7-3) vs. Balmorhea (9-2), 6 p.m. Friday, Garden City
Free event designed to spark interest in science, technology
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State University is offering is offering a new event for children designed to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math.
STEAM Fest will be held at the VSU Multipurpose Center on Jan. 26.
As many as 300 students and their parents are expected to participate in hands-on activities and experiments, and to design and build products. The event is free and open to the public.
Police: 5 children hurt when school bus rear-ended
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say five children and one adult were taken to a hospital with minor injuries after a school bus was rear-ended as it stopped to pick up students.
Police said in a news release that the crash happened around sunrise Monday on southbound Boydton Plank Road in the Petersburg area of Dinwiddie County. They say a Honda CRV hit the rear of the bus carrying 30 children in 6th to 12th grades as it activated its hazard lights and stop bar to pick up students.
State sues operator over conditions at Petersburg landfill
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials are suing over what they say are significant, repeated waste-management violations at a Petersburg landfill.
Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced their lawsuit against The CFS Group Disposal and Recycling Services on Thursday.
Showcasing civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker’s collection
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The letter starts with a casual "Dear Tee."
The two paragraphs that follow are also relaxed, a conversation between two friends and allies that ends with details on their meeting the following week in December 1958. The typewritten letter is signed by "Mike," but underneath it is the writer's more common name: Martin L. King Jr. (King's father changed both their names from Michael to Martin Luther in 1934.)
Police: Arson suspect set fire in police headquarters
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police have arrested a man they say set a fire in the lobby of police headquarters.
Authorities say Joseph Lester walked into the headquarters of the Petersburg Bureau of Police last week. They say a fire was set in the lobby. It was quickly extinguished.
News outlets say police allege Lester ran off but was located a few blocks away from the police station. He was quickly taken into custody
Ex-city attorney loses law license for 90 days for lying
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Petersburg city attorney convicted of fabricating racial threats to get a City Council meeting cancelled has had his law license suspended for 90 days.
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a doctor at a Virginia mental hospital plied a patient with alcohol, drugs and food to get him to attack another patient.
The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the ruling was issued following a civil trial in U.S. District court in Norfolk.
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — New signs are up at three central Virginia elementary schools formerly named for Confederate leaders.
TV station WWBT reports the signage outside the Petersburg schools changed Tuesday, completing the transition to the new monikers.
WEST PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — An 80-year-old New Jersey woman has died and seven others have been injured in a Virginia highway crash that police attribute to drunken driving.
Virginia State Police say the two-vehicle crash occurred Sunday at 4:30 a.m. on Interstate 85 in Dinwiddie County.
Police say 29-year-old Clint Vigil of Richmond veered into the left lane and struck a car driven by 48-year-old James Allen of Westville, New Jersey.
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police say one man was killed when he and two others were shot in Virginia.
Petersburg police tell news outlets the three men were shot Saturday afternoon. The Progress-Index cites a police statement as saying that officers had found them with gunshot wounds. They were taken to hospitals and Antonio Drew died at one in Petersburg. Police did not provide the names of the other two men.
Free legal clinic offered to help Virginia veterans
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A free legal clinic is being offered to help Virginia veterans draft estate planning documents and answer questions about state and federal benefits.
During the event, volunteer attorneys from Attorney General Mark Herring's office and the Virginia State Bar will help low-income veterans by drafting wills, powers of attorney and advance medical directives.
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia police are seeking suspects involved in a shootout that wounded a 63-year-old woman with stray rounds.
Black leader brings provocative take to Civil War museum
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Christy Coleman spends a lot of time among artifacts of the Civil War, and two that touch her deeply are a pair of tattered Confederate battle flags. This seems odd for an African American woman, until she explains.
FBI seeking leads in Virginia woman’s ’98 disappearance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The FBI says it's continuing to seek information about the disappearance of a Virginia woman who went missing 20 years ago while on a cruise with her family.
The FBI says Amy Lynn Bradley went missing during the early morning hours of March 24, 1998, as the ship was sailing toward Curacao.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The affluent suburbs of Northern Virginia are the healthiest communities in the state, and lower-income localities, especially in the southern and western parts of the commonwealth, have the most serious health problems, according to a recent study.
Woman charged after car hits worker repairing guardrails
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has been charged with reckless driving after police say her car struck and seriously injured a contractor repairing guardrails on Interstate 85.
Patrice West of North Chesterfield was also charged with failure to maintain control and driving with a suspended license after the accident Friday afternoon.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new study has concluded that Loudoun County is the healthiest locality in Virginia and Petersburg is the least.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the ninth annual County Health Rankings on Wednesday.
The study looked at data including tobacco use, access to care, education, housing and transit, and air and water quality.
Local historian doesn’t want Dixon hero’s story to be lost to the ages
DIXON – It's such a small, unremarkable headstone for such a remarkable life.
In an age when the average male life expectancy barely topped 40, 56-year-old Peter Williams enlisted with the 29th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, to fight for the Union in the Civil War.
Pvt. Williams engaged in nearly a dozen battles before his capture by rebel forces 5 months later.
Virginia police department gets 3 more unmanned drones
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — One Virginia police department has added three more drones to its operations.
$930K grants approved for Richmond, regional projects
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Growth and Opportunity Board has approved two grants totaling $930,000 for projects in Richmond and the Tri-Cities region.
Symposium to focus on recruiting and retaining male teachers
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Education Association is holding a symposium aimed at encouraging the recruitment and retention of male teachers, particularly men of color.
The "Underrepresented Male Educators Symposium" is scheduled for Saturday at Virginia State University in Petersburg.
VEA President Jim Livingston said the symposium will spotlight barriers and also share examples of programs that are successfully recruiting male teachers and diverse teachers.
Feb. 24 and March 17
FAMILY ROOTS FARM: Wellsburg — Brooke County (only March 17)
BOWERS MAPLE FARM: Petersburg — Grant County
DANIELS MAPLE SYRUP: Dawson — Greenbrier County (only March 17)
RONK FAMILY FARM: Alum Creek — Lincoln County (only Feb. 24)
INDIAN WATER MAPLE CO.: New Creek — Mineral County
GAULEY RIVER MAPLE WORKS: Summersville — Nicholas County (only March 17)
WE BEE SAPPEN: Wheeling — Ohio County (only March 17)
COOL HOLLOW MAPLE FARM: Sugar Grove — Pendleton County
Board votes to rename some schools named for Confederates
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has unanimously voted to rename three area elementary schools named after Confederate leaders.
LINDSAY — Services for Nancy Albracht, 65, Lindsay, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Lindsay. The Rev. James Novotny will officiate. Private burial will be at a later date.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation will resume an hour prior to services Monday at the church. Duesman Funeral Home of Humphrey is in charge of the arrangements.
She died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Faith Regional Health Center in Norfolk.
Fire destroys vacant Petersburg building, forces evacuations
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Fire officials in Petersburg say a massive blaze that broke out at a vacant warehouse destroyed that building and spread to nearby apartments, forcing evacuations.
Officials said at a news conference Tuesday afternoon that crews were dispatched to the scene around 5:20 a.m. They say the fire spread from the warehouse into the loft apartments through a catwalk between the two structures.
Donations back name changes for schools honoring Confederacy
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia school officials have received a $20,000 donation to cover the costs of changing the names of three Petersburg elementary schools that now bear the names of Confederate leaders.
The school board plans to vote next month on a proposal to change the names of the A.P. Hill, J.E.B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee elementary schools.
Vote coming on renaming schools honoring Confederate leaders
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — School officials in a Virginia city plan to vote next month on whether to rename three elementary schools now named after Confederate leaders.
Petersburg school officials are considering changing the names of A.P. Hill, J.E.B. Stuart and Robert E. Lee elementary schools. The school board's vote is scheduled for Feb. 7.
Police investigating crash that killed 21-year-old woman
BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating a car crash that killed a 21-year-old woman.
State police said in a press release that the crash occurred about 11:30 p.m. Saturday on Route 460 near Blackstone, which is about 40 miles west of Petersburg.
Police said Brittni Iman Jennings was driving a 2004 Ford Mustang. Investigators said her car had run off the road, leading her to overcorrect and spin into a tree.
VSU gets $600k grant to help beginning farmers and ranchers
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia State University has received a $600,000 grant award to educate and mentor beginning farmers and ranchers in the state.
The grant is one of 36 totaling $17.7 million funded through 2017's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. The grant program was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill to help address issues associated with the rising age and decrease in the number of U.S. farmers and ranchers.
Lois Powell Mondesire, a retired high school principal, died on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in Philadelphia. She was 73.
She was born on April 24, 1944, in Petersburg, Va. Her career as a public school educator began in 1965. She served as principal at Strawberry Mansion High School and principal at Jules E. Mastbaum High School before retiring with 45 years of service in 2013.
She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Links Inc. and National Epicureans Inc.
1 dead, 3 injured in downtown Petersburg shooting
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police say a shooting in downtown Petersburg has left one person dead and three others injured.
Petersburg Police Lt. Greg Geist tells The Progress-Index authorities responded around 2:30 a.m. to a report of shots fired. The three injured victims were taken to hospitals for treatment.
University promises to hire more police after 2 shootings
PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A university in Virginia says it will immediately hire 10 new police officers in the wake of two shootings on campus.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Friday that Virginia State University also plans to increase lighting around campus and install more security cameras.