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NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.—It's been more than 13 years since a deaf and mute man was charged for a heinous crime. He's been held in custody at Central State Hospital in Petersburg ever since, and this week the Virginia Supreme Court will...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.—A new report shows that black students in Virginia are suspended at rates that are 4.5 times higher than white students. "Black students are being disciplined more harshly than their white peers," a policy coordinator said. —WVTF—Under new federal...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.—Attorney General Mark Herring and state police are investigating sexual abuse in the two Catholic dioceses in the state. The investigation started in August after a report detailed extensive abuse and cover-ups in Pennsylvania. Herring set up a 24-hour...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.  Poll puts 5th Congressional District, long seen as leaning Republican, as tossupThe New York Times/Siena College poll found 46 percent of voters they surveyed support Democrat Leslie Cockburn, 45 percent said they support Republican Denver Riggleman and 10 percent said they remain...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.Rodney Robinson was named Virginia’s teacher of the year. He teaches history to kids jailed at Richmond’s juvenile detention center. “My students are the most vulnerable kids in society. They have succumbed to the pressure of urban living and made...
NEWS TO KNOW Our daily roundup of headlines from Virginia and elsewhere.A 43-year-old firefighter in Hanover County and a woman and her son swept away by rushing water in Charlotte County were among the six people confirmed killed during Tropical Storm Michael’s pass over Virginia. – Richmond Times-Dispatch In Danville,...