Split families make pacts, duel over custody amid virus

By AMY TAXIN Associated Press As the country hunkered down to fend off the coronavirus, Carolina McAuley expected her middle school-age kids would continue to...

DC fights to enforce distancing and braces for looming surge

By ASHRAF KHALIL Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Pick-up basketball games. Crowds gathering at an outdoor fish market. Family hikes along trails in Rock Creek...

16-year-old pilot flies medical supplies to rural hospitals

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) — TJ Kim can't play lacrosse -- COVID-19 took the sport away. And at age 16, he...

AG: Suspension of utility shut offs should last into June

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has asked the State Corporation Commission to continue suspensions of utility disconnections through at least...

Booze Call: Distilleries can ship directly to consumers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — For Virginia residents, alcohol runs could be made with a quick trip to the front door. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control...

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

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eight more residents of a Virginia long-term care facility who tested positive for coronavirus have died,...

Navy official apologizes for calling fired captain ‘stupid’

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Navy's acting secretary has been forced to apologize after a profanity-laden broadside...

Coronavirus pandemic disrupts Appalachian Trail dreams

By SARAH BLAKE MORGAN Associated Press COSBY, Tenn. (AP) — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new...

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they’re afraid

By JIM VERTUNO Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every day, grocery workers are restocking toilet paper, eggs, produce and canned goods as fast as...

Authorities warn of scams targeting relief checks

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia are warning of possible scams related to the coronavirus epidemic. And they're particularly worried about the $1,200...

Coronavirus anxiety soars for families of Virginia inmates

By DENISE LAVOIE and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Anxiety among family members of inmates in Virginia prisons skyrocketed this week, after...

16 dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia nursing facility

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia long-term care facility with one of the nation's worst coronavirus outbreaks announced Thursday that...

Jobless claims accelerate rapidly in Virginia due to virus

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Nearly 115,000 Virginians filed for unemployment benefits last week, more than doubling the already unprecedented...

Court closed for cleaning, deputies test positive for virus

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia courthouse has closed for cleaning after two deputies tested positive for the coronavirus. The Portsmouth courthouse will be sanitized...
Statewide stay at home order issued by Governor Northam, City of Salem employee tests positive

Northam: Virginia coronavirus cases could peak in late May

By SARAH RANKIN and DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Projection models suggest Virginia could see a surge in coronavirus cases between late...

Virginia DOC confirms first COVID-19 cases among its inmates

By MATTHEW BARAKAT and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Corrections announced late Tuesday that three offenders had...

Liberty University: We’re complying with virus-related ban

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's governor on Monday ordered all higher education institutions to halt any in-person instruction amid the...

Virginia governor latest to issue stay-at-home order

By SARAH RANKIN and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With the number of deaths and illnesses from the new coronavirus swelling in...
Roanoke County to close all buildings to the public in response to coronavirus concerns

Virginia reports 22 deaths in COVID-19 outbreak

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak has claimed more than 20 lives in Virginia. Virginia health officials said that 22 people had died after...

Northam warns that ‘new normal’ will last months in Virginia

By BEN FINLEY Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam doubled down Tuesday on his warning that people will have to stay...
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