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VSU student gets inspiration from Hollywood internship

It all started with an app, specifically, a presentation for the app “Sellow” by Virginia State University junior Jaelon Hodges at The Pitch 2019, an entrepreneurial competition in North Carolina held by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund in May.

Lawsuit refiled seeking Agelasto’s immediate removal from City Council

The legal fight to immediately remove 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto from office continues, but he apparently will not receive any taxpayer money for his defense.

Taylor to vie for Democratic nomination for city commonwealth’s attorney

Newly appointed Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Colette W. McEachin will have at least one challenger in her bid to replace her predecessor, Michael N. Herring, who is now in private legal practice.

Public hearings slated on zoning change for VUU-Chamberlayne corridor plan

The need to reshape a central corridor for one of North Side’s neighborhoods is the driving force behind a redevelopment plan coming before Richmond City Council this month.

Problems with paths, grass persist at Monroe Park

Add Monroe Park to the list of troubled projects for the city Department Public Works.

VCU goes tobacco free

Public streets and sidewalks now are virtually the last refuge for smokers on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus.

Main pool at Randolph closed, awaiting repair

Randolph Pool in the near West End, one of seven outdoor pools the city operates, has been out of commission for nearly three weeks, leaving swimmers frustrated, including neighborhood children seeking to cool off.

Councilwoman Robertson working to create jobs bus

Richmond Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson is hoping to build on the job and career fair she sponsored June 29 at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, which attracted 121 job seekers.

KKK holds recruitment rally in Hanover

About a dozen people wearing white Klan robes and waving Confederate flags held a recruitment rally last Saturday outside the Hanover County courthouse.

Gilpin goes Hollywood

Production trucks line Calhoun Street in Richmond’s Gilpin Court Tuesday where NBA star Kevin Durant, formerly of the Golden State Warriors and who recently signed as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets, is spending time this week for the ...

2018: A record year for exonerations by The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project reported that a record nine clients were exonerated and released from prison in 2018 for crimes they didn’t commit.

Couple trying to save James Weldon Johnson cabin

A New Jersey couple is working to preserve a crumbling hilltop cabin in western Massachusetts where noted African-American author, educator and songwriter James Weldon Johnson wrote one of his most famous works.

Misfire: Special General Assembly session called Tuesday to deal with gun violence collapses in GOP ploy; showdown expected in November elections

Gun control is likely to be a red-hot campaign issue for Virginia’s fall elections in the wake of a special General Assembly session that misfired Tuesday.

Councilman Agelasto asks for taxpayer money to pay his legal bills

Parker C. Agelasto has run up a hefty legal tab fending off lawsuits seek- ing to immediately remove him from his 5th District City Council seat now that he and his family have moved out of the district.

White supremacist gets life sentence in Charlottesville rally death

An avowed white supremacist who deliberately drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens, apologized to his victims before being sentenced on June 28 to life in prison on federal hate crime charges.