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24 arrests in 12 hours: Franklin police execute drug blitz

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A drug enforcement operation by Franklin police netted 24 arrests over the course of 12 hours Saturday. The operation, dubbed “Operation Blue Knight,” was a...

Virginia jury awards $300k to Black woman injured by officer

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RICHMOND, Va. — A jury in Virginia has awarded $300,000 in damages to a Black woman who sued a police officer for excessive force...

Appeals court: Dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds

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FALLS CHURCH, Va. — A federal law that for more than 50 years has banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults...

Volvo to resume production at Virginia plant despite strike

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DUBLIN, Va. — Volvo Trucks North America says it will restart production at a plant in southwestern Virginia on Monday despite an ongoing strike...

Youngkin declines debate in part over moderator Woodruff

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RICHMOND, Va. — Republican gubernatorial nominee Glenn Youngkin's campaign announced Monday that the political newcomer would not debate Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe at a...

Charlottesville readies for removal of Confederate statues

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RICHMOND, Va. — Crews in Charlottesville are preparing to remove a Confederate statue that became a rallying point for white supremacists and helped inspire...

Holly Ackison

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FRANKLIN, INDIANA Holly Ackison, 43, of Franklin, Indiana, passed away at her residence on Friday, July 2, 2021. No services are...

Ex-Liberty exec files lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

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LYNCHBURG, Va. — A former NFL player hired last year to help lead diversity initiatives at Liberty University is suing the school, alleging racial...

Virginia removes segregationist’s statue from Capitol Square

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RICHMOND, Va. — Workers removed a statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr., a former Virginia governor, U.S. senator and staunch segregationist, from the state’s...

Prosecutors seek 35-year sentence for gang member in killing

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Federal prosecutors in Maryland are seeking a 35-year prison sentence for a gang member who pleaded guilty to participating in...