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 ...

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.

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.

Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

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

Virginia Union launching new master’s degree program

The graduate program is an outgrowth of the unversity’s Teacher Education program, which has recently been reaccredited by the Naitonal Council of Accreditation for Teach Education (NCATE).

Hampton named top city in nation for public sector information and communications technology

Hampton has been named one of the top cities in the country for best practices in public sector information and communications technology.

Efforts in place to strengthen Virginia's housing policy

Executive Order 32 has been issued to advance critical components of Virginia’s housing policy agenda.

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 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.

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.

Virginia creates inmate re-entry effort

This marks the first time that the state is working to help local sheriffs prepare inmates for release and connect them with support services on the outside.

Veterans voice frustration with Hampton VA at town hall meeting

About 50 Air Force veterans expressed their grievances to Hampton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Director Michael Dunfee during a town hall meeting last Wednesday night for not directly addressing questions and concerns.

Forum clarifies Hampton tax changes

The Hampton Branch of the NAACP hosted about 30 residents and a group of city staff and City Council members, including Mayor George Wallace, to explain the council’s decision to end the tax exemption program it once offered senior citizens.

Hampton Roads sheriffs endorse Senator Mark Warner for re-election

Sixty-three sheriffs from across the commonwealth