Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

Some debris may wash up on beaches around Wallops and may contain hazardous materials. If you find any debris from the explosion do not approach it and call the Wallops Incident Response team at 757-824-1295.

Henrico County DUI victims profiled in new Virginia FAces of Drunk Driving site

Last year Henrico County had 313 alcohol-related crashes resulting in 177 injuries and eight fatalities.

Female drum majors make history

The Petersburg High School (PHS) marching band is making History. For the first time, all three drum majors are females.

Local business leaders, educators and agency directors support early learning

Early childhood leaders from all corners of the Commonwealth recently gathered in Richmond for the annual meeting of the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation.

Changing how teachers function in K-12 classroom atmoshpheres

A teacher is always learning with students, about students, from and for students. Teachers don't have all the answers, but they helps students find answers.

Tiffany Lee: The college student and young professional

One thing I’ve learned about domestic violence is that if you don’t know the red flags, you won’t see them when they are waved in front of your face.

Survivors of Murdered Victims club

“He made me feel beautiful and unappreciated by others. Then he became jealous and controlling. My fear! His threats! My shame! Then…he murdered me! HEAR my words. SEE the signs. BECOME PROACTIVE in domestic violence awareness!"

Sonja Holt: The overcomer/advocate

A passion grew inside of me and I knew that I wanted to help others, speak out and dispel age old myths about domestic violence.

LJ: The bag lady

I still loved him and that should’ve been enough to carry us through any crisis, I thought.

Aynoit Asher: The battered mom turned healer

I left. I walked out with the clothes on my back. I didn't know where I was going or if my family would help.

VCU launches journal on prison education and reentry

The Journal of Prison Education and Reentry (JPER), a peer-reviewed, open-access periodical, launches Oct. 13, timed to coincide with International Day of Education in Prison

Henrico crematorium fire sparked by 500-pound body

A fire that damaged the roof at Southside Cremation Services on Crump Street in eastern Henrico was likely sparked by a “rather large body,” according to fire investigators.

Va.'s majority-black 3rd district map rejected

Virginia legislators packed too many black voters into one congressional district in order to make adjacent districts safer for Republican incumbents, a federal court ruled this week.

Va. executive order meant to protect gay couples

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) has signed Executive Order #30, directing all Virginia state agencies, authorities, commissions and other entities to make the necessary policy changes to comply with yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision not to review the Fourth Circuit ...

Six local cities designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas

Newport News, Hampton, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach were recently designated as high intensity drug-trafficking areas.