Virginia

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

You Have a Chance to Get Divorcee's Rings

Christine Bonavita is 'gratefully celebrating' a year of being divorced

(Newser) - Christine Bonavita has experienced hardship. For instance, she spent the first six years of her life in foster care before being adopted in 1987. “I have seen such kindness out there in my darkest hour, so I know what it's like to struggle,” the 39-year-old Norfolk, Va....

2 Virginia Cops Charged With Breaching Capitol

Houston officer is likely to be charged, too

(Newser) - Two police officers from rural Virginia are facing federal charges for their alleged role in the Capitol riot. Sergeant Thomas Robertson and Officer Jacob Fracker of the Rocky Mount Police Department, charged with unlawful entry into a restricted area and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, were photographed...

The Antique Seller Thought It Was Inert. It Wasn't

WWII-era MK2 grenade killed a Virginia teen in December

(Newser) - A Virginia teen was killed on Dec. 23 when a decades-old hand grenade exploded. The New York Times reports the World War II-era device was thought to have been purchased in June from the Fancy Flea Antique Mall in Shallotte, NC. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has...

Deputy Fired Over 'Disturbing' Parler Posts

Aaron Hoffman: Posts seeking violent overthrow of elected officials, killing John Roberts weren't mine

(Newser) - A Virginia sheriff's deputy in Prince William County has been fired over "disturbing" remarks he appears to have made on a conservative social-media site, though he insists he wasn't the one who posted them. Per FOX 5 , Aaron Hoffman is calling the situation a "giant nightmare"...

Retailer: Sorry for 'Unusual and Inexplicable' Package

Illinois woman says she received someone's COVID test in an order of garden flags

(Newser) - A Christmas gift-wrapping session turned a bit alarming (and a lot weird) over the weekend when an Illinois woman found a surprise addition in the package she'd ordered from Kohl's. Andrea Ellis tells the Quad-City Times she was prepping presents at her aunt's house in East Moline...

Man Buys 160 Tickets With Winning Lottery Numbers

'I just had a feeling,' Virginia man says

(Newser) - Virginia man Kwame Cross says he "just had a feeling" about the numbers 7, 3, 1, and 4 after seeing them on an address in the background of a TV show. Cross, who owns a small business in Washington, DC, went out and bought 160 lottery tickets with those...

On Her Birthday, She Asked How to Help. Requests Flooded In

Virginia's Debra Ferrell decided to make people smile during her birthday month, with 53 gifts

(Newser) - The pandemic didn't allow Debra Ferrell to gather with her whole family for her birthday. So instead, she celebrated the day by giving back—with 53 gifts from her heart. Ferrell went on social media and asked people for suggestions on acts of kindness she could perform for others...

A 'Boom' Is Heard From Canada to Virginia

Witnesses report seeing a fireball

(Newser) - A noontime boom that was heard and felt from southern Ontario to Virginia was likely caused by a disintegrating meteor, according to an organization in western New York that keeps track of such phenomena, the AP reports. Witnesses across the area reported hearing the boom or seeing a fireball in...

Here Are the Most Giving States in America

People there come together to help others through charity, volunteerism

(Newser) - Between charitable giving—last year, US donors ponied up nearly $450 billion for charity—and volunteerism, Americans keep opening up their wallets and their schedules to help those who are less fortunate. WalletHub wanted to see which states were especially benevolent, so it examined stats from all 50, looking at...

Wife of Top Military Officer Was the Hero on Veterans Day

Hollyanne Milley, wife of JCoS leader Mark Milley, saved veteran who collapsed at ceremony

(Newser) - As the head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation's top military officer, Gen. Mark Milley is the one used to attracting attention at Veterans Day events. This year, however, his wife, Hollyanne, was the one who made headlines by saving a veteran's life during a...

27 Missing Children Found in Virginia

US Marshals carry out operation with National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, others

(Newser) - During a five-day operation dubbed "Operation Find Our Children," deputy US Marshals located 27 missing kids in Virginia, CNN reports. The Justice Department coordinated the effort with the Marshals Service's regional Fugitive Task Force; special agents, police officers, and detectives from multiple federal, state, and local law...

How Families Are Doing the COVID Halloween

Much has been canceled, but it's still possible to trick-or-treat

(Newser) - Ghosts, skeletons, princesses, and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they kept their distance, wore face coverings and carried hand sanitizer in their quest for treats, the AP reports. Like with everything else this year, the pandemic also left its mark on Halloween. Parades, parties, and...

Goof in Virginia Leads to New Voter Registration Deadline

A cable was severed Tuesday, taking down the online voter registration system

(Newser) - A federal judge has extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable . Wednesday's order by US District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. in Richmond is an effort to make...

On State's Final Day of Voter Registration, a Big Gaffe

Fiber optic cable is accidentally cut, shutting down Virginia's online voter registration

(Newser) - A severed fiber optic cable shut down Virginia's online voter registration system Tuesday, the last day to register before the November general election, per the AP . The Virginia Department of Elections said in statement that a “fiber cut” was affecting connectivity for multiple agencies, including the citizen portal...

Don't Like to 'Get Political'? These States Agree

WalletHub ranks the least, most politically engaged states

(Newser) - With just three weeks until Election Day, politics is at the top of many minds, though that may be more so in some states than in others. To see which of the Fifty Nifty boast the highest levels of political engagement, WalletHub crunched all of their numbers along nearly a...

New Home for Ugly Piece of Virginia History

Stone marking slavery auction site will go into museum, with newly scrawled graffiti

(Newser) - A 176-year-old stone block that was used for slave auctions in Virginia will go on display at the Fredericksburg Area Museum, with signs explaining the context of recent protests against racial injustice that left it covered in graffiti, per the AP . The stone block sat for nearly two centuries in...

Another Governor Tests Positive

This time it's Virginia's Ralph Northam and his wife

(Newser) - On Thursday, GOP Gov. Mike Parson of Missouri tested positive for COVID-19 . On Friday, one of his Democratic counterparts made the same announcement. Per a release cited by Axios , Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, both have the coronavirus. The couple were tested after they discovered a member...

6 of the 10 Healthiest US Counties Are in One State

Colorado is doing something right

(Newser) - You can put good health habits into play no matter where you live, but some places just make it easier to adopt a healthy lifestyle. US News & World Report examined close to 3,000 counties (or county equivalents) across America, looking at more than 80 metrics across 10 categories:...

Falwell Jr's Wife Called 911: He's Lost 'a Lot of Blood'

But how much does alcohol play a role?

(Newser) - Jerry Falwell Jr's wife called 911 late last month saying he had lost "a lot of blood" in a mishap—but the details are somewhat contested, People reports. The call came only days after Falwell resigned as president of Liberty University amid a sex scandal. On the night...

These Are the Biggest Slacking US States

North Dakota isn't one of them

(Newser) - Despite massive unemployment right now across the nation, WalletHub finds that Americans work pretty darn hard—whether it's because they want to, have to, or have the perception they have to. To find out which states really roll up their sleeves, the site looked at all 50 states across...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.