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Jay Paul/Getty Images (NEWPORT NEWS, va.) — The former assistant principal of Richneck Elementary School in Newport News, Virginia, where a 6-year-old shot his teacher in January 2023, has been indicted for child abuse, according to court documents. Ebony Parker is charged with eight counts of felony child abuse with disregard for life for the […]

ER Productions Limited/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill Monday that will eliminate school vaccine requirements for those who claim religious exemptions, but only for some schools. Last week, the House began considering the bill, known as HB 5105, which proposed eliminating vaccine requirements for public virtual schools […]

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MERRIMAC, Va.) — A 20-year-old Virginia Tech student has been reported missing after he vanished days ago, according to the university. Johnny Roop, a senior at the school’s business college, was last seen on Friday at his apartment complex in Merrimac in Montgomery County, just south of the Virginia Tech campus, […]

Thinkstock Images/Getty Images (AMHERST, Va.) — Several Virginia elementary school students needed medical attention Tuesday after eating gummy bears laced with what authorities said was fentanyl. The Amherst County Sheriff’s Office said seven children at Central Elementary School in Amherst, Virginia, “experienced a reaction to ingesting gummy bears” while at school. School administrators immediately notified […]

John C. Clark/For The Washington Post via Getty Images (RICHMOND, Va.) — After winning full control of the state’s General Assembly two weeks ago, Virginia Democrats are wasting no time exercising their power. On Monday, the party introduced four bills including legislation to create a constitutional amendment that would codify abortion access in the state. “Virginia […]

The Virginian Pilot/TNS via Getty Images, FILE (NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) — The mother of the 6-year-old boy accused of shooting his first grade teacher during class in Newport News, Virginia, in January was sentenced on Wednesday to 21 months in prison on federal charges. Deja Taylor was charged with using marijuana while in possession of […]

Tierney L. Cross/Bloomberg via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — It’s Election Day in Virginia and the entire General Assembly is up for grabs. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m. local time. Projected election results are expected to begin after that, though officials won’t certify the votes until later. According to the […]

ABC News (RICHMOND) — With three days until Election Day in Virginia’s pivotal legislative races, Gov. Glenn Youngkin believes the state can “lead” on rather than “fight” about abortion if enough of his fellow Republicans take office to enact a 15-week ban with exceptions, he said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Virginia is a […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (CHESAPEAKE, Va.) — A 14-year-old is dead and four others injured following a shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia, according to police. All five victims were transported to local hospitals for their injuries following the shooting on Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Chesapeake Police Department. The 14-year-old succumbed to his […]

Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Rep. Jennifer Wexton, D-Va., announced Monday she will not seek reelection in 2024 after receiving a new diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy. Wexton, 55, was initially diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease earlier this year. At the time, she said she was “feeling good” and hoped to continue […]