Virginia

VA First Lady under fire after handing out cotton during Mansion tour

Richmond, VA (ABC News) — Virginia First Lady Pamela Northam is under fire after she reportedly handed out cotton during a Mansion tour. According to reports, Northam asked students to “imagine what it was like being enslaved.”. Some say however she was singling out African American students, something the First Lady denies releasing a statement saying” I regret that I…

Mom of 3 Adopts Friend’s 6 Kids After Her Death

A Virginia mom of three is now a mom of nine, after honoring her friend’s dying wish to adopt her six children. “We started dancing as soon as the judge made his ruling,” Stephanie Culley of Alton, Virginia, told ABC News. “It was like winning the Super Bowl for us. It was an amazing day yesterday.” Culley’s friend Beth Laitkep…

Court Overturns Virginia School’s Transgender Bathroom Rule

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a policy barring a transgender student from using the boys’ restrooms at his Virginia high school. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Gloucester County School Board policy is discriminatory. A federal judge had rejected Gloucester High School student Gavin Grimm’s sex…

Virginia Firefighters Suspended After Transporting Unresponsive Toddler to Hospital

Virginia volunteer firefighters James Kelley (pictured here) and Virgil Bloom have been suspended after they used their departmentâ??s fire truck to rush a toddler to the emergency room. (Photo: WTTG) (ABC News) — While responding to a 911 call last Saturday, volunteer firefighters James Kelley and Virgil Bloom had a split-second decision to make. They were faced with an unresponsive…