Virginia police say two men used "primitive-made tools constructed from a toothbrush and metal object" to tunnel out of a cell wall on Monday. They were arrested 10 miles away the next morning.
The 28-year-old Black man died at a Virginia mental health facility earlier this month. A grand jury indicted 10 deputies and hospital workers on charges of second-degree murder.
Irvo Otieno was transferred from jail to a state mental health facility on March 6. Prosecutors say he was handcuffed during the intake process and "smothered" by seven deputies for some 12 minutes.
Caron Nazario filed a lawsuit in 2021 saying he was pepper-sprayed, struck and had his car illegally searched by two officers with the Windsor Police Department in Virginia.
No students were injured in the shooting at Richneck Elementary School, police said. The teacher — a woman in her 30s — suffered life-threatening injuries.
The Virginia state senator has overwhelmingly won the Democratic nomination to succeed the late A. Donald McEachin in Congress.
The revamped rules explicitly state that students must only use bathrooms and locker rooms associated with the sex assigned to them at birth. Similar restrictions apply to sports and other activities.
The U.S. Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that also serves as a museum about racial segregation.
There are no confirmed deaths or injuries in the remote pocket of southwest Virginia hit by flooding. It impacted several small communities in a county that borders West Virginia and Kentucky.
The Republican governors are asking for federal law enforcement to take the lead in protecting the justices in the weeks and months ahead as protests continue.
A federal judge said a new state law violates protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act. But the preliminary injunction only applies to those children whose parents challenged the law.
Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's executive order that sought to allow parents to opt out of classroom mask mandates was one of the first actions he took after his inauguration Jan. 15.
Suspect's mother says "My son is mentally ill and he did something that I could not control and no one could come to help him."
A police spokeswoman said officers responded to reports of a suspicious man on campus and after a brief interaction, the man opened fire on the officers and fled on foot.
In only a matter of days, the lives of an Afghan family changed forever. After the Taliban took control of Kabul, they were forced to start over in a foreign country.