Nick Gilmore

Henrico County Public Schools and Richmond City Public Schools will both be closing beginning next Monday because of concern over COVID-19.

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At a press conference Thursday afternoon, Governor Ralph Northam also cancelled all large state gatherings and public events while encouraging private groups to do the same.

In light of the on-going situation with COVID-19, the Virginia High School League has cancelled state basketball tournaments. They were scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Richmond.

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At a briefing Thursday morning, state health officials told lawmakers that there are now 15 presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Virginia.

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In Virginia, in a single year, there were more than 61,000 collisions between vehicles and deer. That’s according to the state Department of Transportation.  

Lawmakers are hoping they can cut down that number, protecting human lives and wildlife. A bill to do just that has broad bipartisan support.