Here’s what I-66 drivers paid Monday during the first tolled commute

Washington-bound drivers paid an average of $6.10 to ride the new toll lanes from Gainesville to Centreville. Tolls topped $6.50 at the peak of the commute, officials said.

By Luz LazoSeptember 26, 2022

Va. delegates in primary fight head to court after shoving accusation

Del. Marie March says Del. Wren Williams, a fellow Republican of southwestern Virginia, intentionally pushed her at a GOP event. He says it's a political stunt.

By Michelle BoorsteinSeptember 25, 2022

Youngkin wants a better measuring stick for Va. schools. What’s his plan?

Youngkin and his superintendent cast doubt on the ratings as they released results showing most public K-12 schools are accredited.

By Laura Vozzella and Nicole AsburySeptember 23, 2022

Major police response after cars struck by bullets in Fairfax County

Police said initial reports that a gunman fired on the vehicles with a high-powered rifle from an apartment building were unfounded.

By Olivia Diaz and Justin JouvenalSeptember 23, 2022

Statue debate provokes fiery defense of Confederacy in Va.’s Mathews County

A debate about permanently protecting the Confederate statue at the Mathews County, Va., courthouse drew a fiery public discussion about Southern heritage and identity.

By Gregory S. SchneiderSeptember 22, 2022

Youngkin’s meeting with Va. delegation gets heated over trans policy

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) told Rep. Bob Good (R) his theories about transgender children were "not ... true."

By Meagan FlynnSeptember 22, 2022

A guide to the 2022 Virginia general election

Early voting begins Sept. 23. All 11 Congressional races are on the ballot, in addition to several local races for county and school boards.

By Meagan Flynn, Teo Armus and Antonio OlivoSeptember 22, 2022

Virginia judge boots progressive prosecutor from second case

The move came in a Loudoun County case that has become a rallying cry for conservatives nationwide.

By Salvador RizzoSeptember 22, 2022

Tolling on Virginia’s 66 Express Lanes begins Saturday

The new I-66 travel lanes stretch for about nine miles. Another 13 miles of express lanes to the Beltway will open in December.

By Luz LazoSeptember 22, 2022

18-year-old arrested in Fairfax homicide, police say

Kevin Alexander Lemus was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Darlin Ariel Diaz Flores, police said.

By Omari DanielsSeptember 21, 2022

Youngkin’s restriction on trans students’ rights is probably illegal, experts say

The model policies require schools to categorize transgender children by their “biological sex” when it comes to using bathrooms and other facilities.

By Rachel WeinerSeptember 21, 2022

A murderer describes his crime, then claims it was for a man he never met

At a trial for the man who he says hired him, Bobby Joe Leonard said he strangled a woman in 1998 after getting a phone call, offering $5,000 to commit murder.

By Tom JackmanSeptember 20, 2022

A Virginia county maneuvers to protect a Confederate statue at its courthouse

Mathews County is considering an unconventional way to preserve its courthouse Confederate statue by deeding the land under it to the Sons of Confederate Veterans

By Gregory S. SchneiderSeptember 20, 2022

Prosecutors allege an inside job. The target? Rare bourbon.

The unusual criminal case shows how far thirsty fans are going as sought-after whiskeys become increasingly scarce.

By Justin JouvenalSeptember 20, 2022

Small plane lands on I-66 near Front Royal, Va.

A small plane landed on I-66 near Front Royal on Saturday. No injuries were reported.

By Lori ArataniSeptember 17, 2022

Djimon Hounsou’s race series honors Africa’s history and the enslaved

The Richmond event, created by the foundation of "Amistad" actor Djimon Hounsou, will take participants past historic sites and celebrate unity in diversity.

By Anna Katherine ClemmonsSeptember 16, 2022

D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo denied parole in Va. after nearly 20 years

Virginia now allows parole consideration for inmates who were juveniles when they committed their crimes.

By Tom JackmanSeptember 16, 2022

Stabbed during a trail run, he wants to help catch his attacker

A 17-year-old’s family posted about 50 fliers near where the teen was stabbed, and stuffed about 100 more in residential mailboxes in the area.

By Paul DugganSeptember 15, 2022

U-Va. expected to heed Youngkin’s plea for flat tuition with rebate

The University of Virginia’s governing board is expected to give students a one-time credit equal to its most recent tuition hike amid Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s push to hold tuition flat at the state’s public universities.

By Laura Vozzella and Susan SvrlugaSeptember 15, 2022

Driver who rammed Arlington pub likely had medical emergency, police say

Fifteen people were injured, nine of whom were hospitalized, in the crash at Ireland’s Four Courts pub.

By Salvador RizzoSeptember 15, 2022