Denise Lavoie, The Associated Press

Denise Lavoie

The Associated Press

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Denise:

Richmond removes statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews on Tuesday took down a monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the third major statue to be cleared away in less than a week as the Confederacy's former capital... → Read More

Crews remove monument of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart in Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews began taking down an enormous monument to Confederate Gen. J. E. B. Stuart, the third major statue to be cleared away in less than a week as the Confederacy’s former capital rushes to remove symbols of oppression in response to protests against police brutality and racism. Crews went up in a cherry picker with power tools on Tuesday to begin separating the… → Read More

Primary health clinic opening at Petersburg High School

School officials confirm that Petersburg High School will have a primary health clinic inside the school starting this fall. → Read More

Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

Unlike traditional warrants that identify a particular suspect, geofence warrants seek location history data from Google on electronic devices used near the scene of a crime. → Read More

Robert E. Lee statue becomes epicenter of protest movement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond's iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the → Read More

Councilman Mike Jones plans to introduce legislation banning flashbangs, tear gas, rubber bullets

Richmond Councilman Mike Jones said he plans to introduce legislation that would ban the use of flashbangs, tear gas and rubbery bullets in the city. → Read More

Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he's making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U. S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. Juneteenth, which is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day, is celebrated annually on June 19. Texas first made it a state holiday in 1980. The holiday… → Read More

Virginia governor to propose Juneteenth as state holiday

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he's making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that → Read More

Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

A federal appeals court on Monday ordered a lower court to toss out legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s 3-year-old ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries. → Read More

Court orders dismissal of Trump Muslim travel ban challenges

A federal appeals court on Monday ordered a lower court to toss out legal challenges to President Donald Trump’s 3-year-old ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries. → Read More

'A long time coming': Iconic Lee statue to be removed

In recent days, amid an extraordinary outpouring of grief over Floyd's death, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has pledged to remove the Lee statue. → Read More

'A long time coming': Iconic Lee statue to be removed

David Harris Jr. , a nephew of humanitarian and tennis legend Arthur Ashe, tried for decades to get a street named after his uncle in Richmond, the hometown that once denied Ashe access to segregated public tennis courts. Finally, in 2019, the City Council approved the renaming over the objections of some city residents. So it was gratifying, Harris said, to see Virginia's governor announce… → Read More

Retreat or deploy? Police try to balance protest response

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On two straight nights of unruly protests against police brutality, officers retreated from their posts in some American cities, while in others, they deployed batons, flash-bang grenades and tear gas to quell the unrest. → Read More

Court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. → Read More

Court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. → Read More

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

RICHMOND, Va. - A lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency ... → Read More

Release of man convicted in officer’s killing delayed

The decision to grant Martin parole has sparked an uproar in the law enforcement community. → Read More

Plastics factory to take place of former textile plant

It will be on the site of the former Burlington Industries plant in Hurt, which employed 1,300 at its peak before shuttering in 2007 amid a wave of textile closures in Southside. → Read More

Parole grants spark criticism from prosecutors, families

Many prosecutors and victims’ families say they have not been properly notified as required by law. → Read More

Virginia defends coronavirus restrictions in church lawsuit

The church sued after its pastor was issued a criminal citation for having 16 people at a Palm Sunday service that authorities said violated Northam's order. → Read More