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  • Virginia Governor declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Irma

    RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Virginia ahead of Hurricane Irma. While the current hurricane track keeps Irma away from Central Virginia, the order is designed “to help Virginia mitigate any damage caused by the storm and to streamline the process that the Commonwealth uses to provide assistance to other states vulnerable to Irma.” “It is unfortunate that just as our nation has begun the process to repair the catastrophic damage from Hurricane […]

  • Glen Allen woman mauled to death by her dogs while out for a walk

    GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. — Bethany Lynn Stephens, a 22-year-old Glen Allen woman found dead in the woods off Manakin Road Thursday night, was mauled to death by her dogs, Goochland County Sheriff James Agnew said. Stephens’ father called 911 Thursday, at about 8:18 p.m., when he went looking for his daughter in an area of Goochland where she often walked her dogs, WTVR reported. He discovered her dogs in the woods, and he told the sheriff’s office the dogs appeared […]

  • Hundreds of animals rescued from Virginia farm

    LOUISA COUNTY, Va. — Goats, horses, emus, sheep, rabbits, chickens, turkeys, a peacock, ducks, and cats were among the hundreds of animals rescued Wednesday, according to the Louisa County Sheriff’s Office. The animals were discovered after Louisa Animal Control was dispatched to West Old Mountain Road to deal with goats in the street. “When they went to put the animals back in, [they] located several more animals that were in distress and some that were deceased. A veterinarian responded and […]

  • Youth softball coach accused of sex crimes against children

    CULPEPER, Va. — A longtime youth softball has been charged with dozens of child sex crimes. Cathy S. Rothgeb, 57, of Stanley, Virginia, was jailed following her arrest Friday, according to Virginia State Police. “The charges stem from an investigation State Police initiated in the summer of 2016 after a female victim approached a State Police investigator about alleged sexual abuse during Rothgeb’s tenure as a volunteer softball coach in Orange County,” a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. “Rothgeb, a […]

  • Va. governor pushes ‘military-style assault rifle’ ban

    RICHMOND, Va. — Days after a gunman opened fire on a crowd of Las Vegas concerts-goers, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has ordered his public safety team to craft gun safety legislation. The bills would be submitted to the Virginia General Assembly for a vote before they could become law. “Elected officials who have the honor of serving here in Richmond have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent the next mass shooting from happening in our Commonwealth,” the […]

  • Richmond woman tells pro-Confederate rally planners to ‘get out!’

    RICHMOND, Va. — While Tara Brandau and other members of the CSA II: The New Confederate States of America stood outside the Virginia State Capitol to explain why they were in Richmond for Saturday’s “Heritage not Hate” rally, another woman’s voice interrupted the press conference. Jessica Lawrence, a Richmond activist who planned to march Saturday in protest from the new Maggie Walker statue on Broad Street to Monument Avenue, began to question’s the group’s monument motives. A transcript of their […]

  • Man in boat killed, children riding tubes hurt on Lake Anna

    SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — A man in a boat was killed and two children on inner-tubes were hurt Saturday on Lake Anna in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. The body of Charles William Bowen, 53, of Orange, Virginia, was recovered several hours after the Saturday evening incident on the water. “Two [people] in a boat made [an] evasive move to avoid another boat heading in their direction, ejecting both occupants from the boat,” a preliminary investigative report from the Virginia Department of […]

  • Mayor Stoney: Diversity, context needed on Monument Avenue

    RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced the formation of a Monument Avenue Commission to help “redefine the false narrative of the Confederate statues that line Richmond’s grandest boulevard.” The commission he said, would be made up of experts in history, art, government culture, as well as community leaders. It is led by American Civil War Museum CEO Christy Coleman and Library of Virginia Director of Education and Outreach Gregg Kimball. “It’s our time; it’s our responsibility to set […]

  • 80-year-old man charged with murdering neighbor in lawn dispute

    SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. — An 80-year-old Spotsylvania man is accused of murdering his neighbor in a fight over their lawn. Larry Keith Johnston, 80, of Spotsylvania County, was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony after Sunday’s shooting. When deputies arrived to the 7200 block of Young Lane, they found 65-year-old Louis Hubert Guy Prud’Homme lying dead in his driveway. They found and arrested Johnston at his home next […]