Redskins' Breeland featured in anti-drug PSA following arrest

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Herring said the misdemeanor offense Breeland was charged with can often lead to community service sentencing. Herring sees the PSA as being more far-reaching and having a potentially greater impact with young people than other more ...

6 trends for improving K-12 learning experience

It's important that teachers keep up-to-date with the latest helpful technology for their students and that parents understand the ramifications of that technology, too.

Panel rejects proposal to make RFP publication discretionary

A joint subcommittee examining Virginia's Public Procurement Act on has rejected a proposal that would have phased out the requirement that state and local bodies publish requests for proposals in newspapers.

Formerly homeless veteran livens new home with music

A native of Richmond, Tyriek returned to be with his son Tyriek Jr. and fiancee Bianka. Their joy in reuniting was overshadowed by the housing crisis they faced. Options for staying together were limited.

Library donates to Newport News Mayor's Book Club

The Friends of the Newport News Public Library donated $2,500 to the Newport News Mayor’s Book Club.

Slain 'Mississippi Burning' workers honored, 50 years later

A half-century after their disappearance, Goodman, Schwerner and Chaney were posthumously awarded on Monday the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the highest honor that can be bestowed on civilians — for their contributions to civil rights.

Petersburg High School launches new beauty salon

The Crimson Beauty Salon is in full operation for Petersburg High School students.

Va. ACLU to Va. Crime Commission: Stop the criminalization of teenage sexting

In a letter sent to the members of the Virginia State Crime Commission, the ACLU notes that any such legislation would raise serious constitutional concerns and also result in feeding many more Virginia teens into the school-to-prison pipeline.

Darren Wilson grand jury testimony, evidence photos released

In an unusual step after a grand jury deliberation, transcripts of testimony that jurors heard considering Michael Brown’s death have been released to the public.

Barry, D.C.'s 'Mayor for Life,' dies at 78

His death was announced in a statement from his family. Barry was admitted Thursday to Howard University Hospital after complaining of feeling ill, his spokeswoman said. He was released Saturday and felt well enough to go out to eat. Later ...

Bill Cosby: Is he being treated fairly?

This hurts deeply to those of us who grew up admiring and wanting to be a part of the Huxtable family. That show for those of us 40+ was one of the first where we saw a successful black couple ...

Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision

The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a refusal by officials to rule out the use of riot gear, tear gas and militarized equipment if demonstrations turn violent should a grand ...

Open enrollment is in full swing

Open enrollment on the Federal Marketplace will run until February 15.

Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.

RPV: President's immigration "accountability" should not stand

The White House says President Barack Obama's Immigration Accountability Executive Actions "will help secure the border, hold nearly five million undocumented immigrants accountable, and ensure that everyone plays by the same rules."