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# Virginia

Last month
August 2023
Mother of six-year-old who shot teacher in Virginia pleads guilty to child neglect
Prosecutors agreed to drop the misdemeanour charge of reckless storage of a firearm against Deja Taylor.
This year
Two people killed after shooting at high school graduation in Virginia
A 19-year-old is in custody and will be charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
Four dead in small plane crash in US state of Virginia that sparked an alert in the capital
F-16s chased the unresponsive aircraft at high speed – triggering a sonic boom across Washington and its suburbs.
Mother of six-year-old who shot teacher in Virginia charged with child neglect
The woman was also charged by a grand jury with “misdemeanor recklessly leaving a loaded firearm so as to endanger a child”.
Top official at school where teacher was shot by 6-year-old is fired as victim launches lawsuit
Abigail Zwerner survived being shot in the chest and is now recuperating at home, but faces more surgery.
Teacher shot by six-year-old in US is recovering, police say
The teacher was identified as Abby Zwerner, 25, who is described as ‘devoted to students’.
Teacher shot by six-year-old in US school showing 'signs of improvement'
No pupils were injured in the shooting.
Last year
Gunman who killed six people at US Walmart store was employee, police say
Four people remain hospitalised in unknown condition following the shooting.
Man (30s) dies after overnight crash in Co Cavan
The crash occurred at around 3.45am this morning in Virginia, Co Cavan.
USA native and former softballer Haney hits five-year plan with Ireland
The Blackrock College prop made her Test debut against France last weekend.
Hundreds stranded all night in freezing temperatures on snowy US motorway
Jack-knifed lorries caused a huge tailback on Interstate 95 in Virginia.
All time
Richmond’s Confederate monuments to be given to city’s Black history museum
The monuments, which have been taken down in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, include a massive statue of General Robert E. Lee.
‘1887 time capsule found’ in base of controversial General Lee statue
Crews found a square box embedded in granite stone after the statue in Richmond, Virginia, was removed.
Organisers of far-right rally in Virginia ordered to pay €25m in damages
A civil suit was filed by residents of the city of Charlottesville who were impacted by the August 2017 ‘Unite the Right’ rally.
Republican win in Virginia 'shows potency of the culture wars' in US politics
It was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.
Republican wins tight election in bellwether US state of Virginia
The race was expected to be a comfortable Democratic win but became a toss-up in the closing days of the campaign.
Biden predicts Democratic win in Virginia but election remains too close to call
The election is seen as the first major test of Joe Biden’s political brand.
Larry Donnelly: What might Tuesday’s elections in the US hold in store?
Voters in a number of states and municipalities will choose officials to represent them at a range of different levels.
Obama warns of Republican threat to democracy in US battleground Virginia
Democrat Terry McAuliffe has seen his lead extinguished in recent polls.
At least two injured in US high school shooting
Police are on the scene.
Confederate statue removed from pedestal in Charlottesville
Taking down the monument of General Robert E Lee follows years of contention and litigation.
Virginia statue of Christopher Columbus is torn down, set on fire and thrown into lake
The figure was toppled less than two hours after protesters gathered in the US city.
US firefighters rescue lorry driver whose cab was dangling 70 feet over a river
Wayne B Boone was treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
'It's our constitutional God-given right': Heavily-armed protesters descend on Virginia for pro-gun rally
The rally has been organised by the Virginia Citizens Defense League which opposes gun control laws.
Man (20s) due in court over series of ATM thefts
The man has an address in Northern Ireland.
Dozens injured in 69-car pile-up on motorway in US state of Virginia
Authorities do not yet know the cause of the crash, but fog and icy road conditions were contributing factors.
Pedestrian killed after being struck by bus in Cavan
The man, who was in his 50s, was fatally injured after he was hit.
Cross-border gang questioned by gardaí about ATM thefts
The gang is suspected of being involved in the attempted raid on an ATM in Virginia, Co Cavan last week.
Three men arrested following attempted ATM robbery in Co Cavan overnight
In a follow-up operation, more than €300,000 was recovered.
'No evidence of violence': USA Today HQ evacuated following reports of armed man in the building
The police said it found “no evidence of any acts of violence or any injuries”.
Virginia Governor now says he wasn't in KKK and blackface photo on his yearbook page
Ralph Northam on Friday apologised for the photo.
US governor apologises over appearing in 'clearly racist and offensive' photo
Ralph Northam is facing calls to resign over the photo.
Wayne Rooney arrested in US for public intoxication and swearing
Rooney was arrested by the Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority at Dulles International Airport.
Photographer heard 'thuds, screams and cries' as neo-Nazi ploughed into crowd, US court hears
James Fields (21) is accused of the first degree murder of Heather Heyer.
Five dead following shooting incident at Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland
A police official added that it was estimated that three people had been injured.
Restaurant asks Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders to leave
Sanders serves in an “inhumane and unethical” administration, the restaurant’s owner said.
Soldier steals 'tank' and leads police on bizarre mid-speed chase lasting nearly two hours
The vehicle resembled a military tank but was in fact an armoured personnel carrier.
Train full of Republican politicians collides with truck, one killed on board truck
One lawmaker said the truck had been ripped in half by the impact.
US police release footage of officers shooting man dead after car chase
The FBI is investigating the circumstances behind the shooting which his family have described as “senseless”.
Woman accused of dressing as clown and killing wife of man she later married faces death penalty
Witnesses told investigators in 1990 that they were having an affair, though both denied it.