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Death sentence?

Terry A. Riggleman went to prison as a convicted robber. But 11 years into his 20-year sentence, he is working to change an alleged state practice of withholding life-saving medicine from Virginia prison inmates like him who are afflicted with ...

Candidates line up for Nov. 7 election for Richmond offices

She beat incumbent Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. in the June 13 Democratic primary.

Sprint to give RPS students 6,000 tablets with internet service over 5 years

At least 1,000 Richmond high school students will receive free computer tablets this fall that are connected to the internet.

Schools petition drive organizer files suit against Va. Department of Elections

Paul Goldman is taking the state Department of Elections to court. The former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia is accusing the state agency of using a state law to undermine efforts to get a school improvement initiative on ...

Virginians to be impacted by new laws now in effect

New state laws went into effect Saturday, July 1, that could impact how Virginians drive, what kind of alcohol they buy and what they wear when they go hunting.

City receives grants for lead paint abatement, workforce development

Richmond has been awarded grants totaling $4.6 million that will enable the city Health District to do more to reduce lead poisoning of children and to beef up the city’s workforce programs that seek to reduce poverty. The biggest grant, ...

Autistic student back at TJ High

For six months, Stephanie Priddy has fought a Richmond Public Schools decision to remove her from Thomas Jefferson High School.

State ABC seeking new headquarters, warehouse space

The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is beginning its hunt for a new headquarters and warehouse site to replace its current space in North Side.

Richmond mom takes action after teen deaths

Candice Walker, like many people in Richmond, was appalled and outraged by the recent slayings of five teenagers.

Venus breaks down at Wimbledon despite win

Tennis star Venus Williams broke down in tears during her post-match news conference at Wimbledon on Monday when asked about a recent car accident she was involved in, which led to the death of a 78-year-old Florida man.

RPS interim superintendent to focus on buildings, improvement plan

Thomas E. Kranz, the new interim superintendent for Richmond Public Schools, plans to focus on improving school facilities and working with state officials to make systemic changes during his six months at the helm.

Henrico County takes Essex Village owners to court

Henrico County officials are fed up with unfulfilled promises to fix Essex Village, a sprawling

RRHA steps up efforts to help residents find jobs

A Creighton Court community room packed with people seeking to learn about employment opportunities.

Free Press wins NNPA award

The Richmond Free Press continues to be recognized with national awards. The Free Press placed second for the Armstrong-Ellington Best Entertainment Section at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual convention June 20 through 24 at the National Harbor outside Washington.

Ashe mural to be unveiled at Battery Park on July 12

It’s unveiling time for a new mural tribute to the late Arthur Ashe, the Richmond-born tennis star and humanitarian.