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  • Police say they’re ready for rally supporting Jan. 6 rioters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fence around the Capitol is back up. The District of Columbia’s police department is at the ready. The U.S. Capitol Police have requested assistance from nearby law enforcement agencies including the National Guard. The Capitol Police are taking no chances as they prepare for Saturday’s rally at the Capitol in support of rioters

  • Flooding causes traffic snarls, water rescues in Richmond

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Heavy rains in portions of Virginia stopped traffic on interstate highways and led to a number of water rescues, officials said. A storm moving through the Richmond area dropped nearly 3 inches of rain in one hour. The Richmond Fire Department responded to eight calls in less than an hour on

  • Virginia governor’s race: McAuliffe, Youngkin to debate

    GRUNDY, Va. (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin are set to square off in Virginia’s first gubernatorial debate of the general election season, in a race that is being closely watched as a possible indicator of voter sentiment heading into the 2022 national midterm elections. The two candidates are set to meet

  • Ex-owner of assisted living facility pleads guilty to fraud

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The former owner of a Richmond assisted living facility pleaded guilty Wednesday to health care fraud after spending more than $800,000 meant for residents’ care on travel, gambling expenses and personal debts, federal prosecutors said. Mable Jones, 78, owned and operated Jones & Jones, an assisted living facility for elderly and

  • Virginia and Wisconsin report measles cases among refugees

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Six people who recently traveled to the United States after fleeing the Taliban in Afghanistan have been diagnosed with measles, officials said Tuesday. The cases in Virginia and Wisconsin are being reported four days after the U.S. halted in-bound flights of Afghan evacuees following the discovery of a few cases of measles among

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