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."

Norfolk students walk out of class over educator's 'racist' tweet

The tweet shows a picture of seven couples in prom clothing, all the young men are black and all the young women are white. The caption reads: “Every white girl’s father’s worst nightmare.” Many of the students found this to ...

The East Marshall Street Well Project

In April of 1994, human bones and artifacts from the 19th century were discovered in an abandoned well during a construction project. The well’s contents are believed to have been discarded by medical students and instructors at the former medical ...

Does life expectancy depend on your zip code?

Live in Virginia’s Fairfax or Arlington counties instead of the nation’s capital, 14 miles away, and you could live an extra six or seven years.