Whittney Evans

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Mourners will remember man who died during a mental health crisis at a Va. hospital

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The funeral for Irvo Otieno takes place Wednesday in Richmond, Va. Otieno died earlier this month after 10 people tried to restrain him at a state psychiatric hospital.


A grand jury indicts 10 people in a man's death at a hospital while in police custody

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Seven Henrico County, Virginia, sheriff's deputies and three hospital employees were charged with second-degree murder following the death of 28-year-old Irvo Otieno.


Lawyers for 'Unite the Right' rally organizers prepare their defense

Saturday, November 13, 2021

For the last three weeks, some Charlottesville, Va., residents have been presenting their case in a lawsuit against the organizers of the deadly 2017 Unite the Right rally.


Opening statements begin in 'Unite the Right' rally trial

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Jurors in the Charlottesville, Va., trial stemming from the deadly 2017 'Unite the Right' rally heard opening statements Thursday. Two dozen defendants are on trial.


Monument Avenue In Richmond, Va., Looks Different With The Statue Of Gen. Lee Down

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered remove the massive memorial to Robert E. Lee more than a year ago. Now that it's down, activists and others are looking forward to what changes may follow.


Virginia's Massive Robert E. Lee Statue Has Been Removed

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

More than a year after Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the 12-ton statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to be removed, it was lifted from its pedestal in Richmond, Va., to be placed into storage.


Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Is Set To Be Removed, Sent To Storage

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

More than a year after Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the 12-ton statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee to be removed, it will be lifted from its pedestal in Richmond, and placed into storage.


Virginia Governor Signs Law Abolishing The Death Penalty, A 1st In The South

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, signed a ban on the death penalty in that state Wednesday, joining 22 other states.


Virginia's House And Senate Try to Reach Compromise Over Marijuana Legalization

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Virginia is on the verge of legalizing recreational marijuana for adults and trying to learn from other states how to make sure the rollout is as equitable as possible, despite the pandemic.


Virginia On Track To Be 1st Southern State To Abolish Death Penalty

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Lawmakers in Virginia have voted to repeal the death penalty in part because of its disproportionate effect on Black residents. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam says he will sign the bill.


Lawmakers In Virginia Vote To Abolish The Death Penalty

Friday, February 05, 2021

Lawmakers in the Democratic-majority Virginia legislature voted to end the death penalty citing its high cost, the possibility of executing the innocent and its disproportionate racial impact.


States Prepare For Possible Violence Leading Up To Biden Inauguration

Friday, January 15, 2021

State capitals have been warned of potential armed protests and violence in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. We hear from reporters in Virginia, Michigan and Oregon.


Virginia Military Institute Leader Resigns After Allegations Of Racism On Campus

Monday, October 26, 2020

The superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute has resigned. The move comes one week after the governor ordered an investigation following allegations of racism endured by Black cadets.


Virginia Judge Hears The Case On Whether Gen. Robert E. Lee Statue Should Be Removed

Monday, October 19, 2020

Witnesses testified Monday in a lawsuit challenging Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's order to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from its pedestal in Richmond, Va.


Colorado And Virginia Are Among The Few States To Take Steps Toward Police Reform

Monday, August 24, 2020

Colorado is among the few states that have pushed hard for police reforms following nationwide protests. Virginia is the latest to debate sweeping measures.


Banning Chokeholds And No-Knock Warrants Among Changes Virginia Democrats Will Push

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

After a summer of protests, Democratic lawmakers, who have control of the Virginia legislature, head back to the capital to begin the process of prohibiting controversial police tactics.


Assault Weapons Ban Fails In Democratic-Controlled Virginia Senate

Monday, February 17, 2020

Virginia's Senate has blocked a ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines with the support of four Democratic senators. Last year, Governor Ralph Northam promised gun control laws.


Even After Virginia's Passage, ERA Is On Uncertain Legal Grounds

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Lawmakers in Virginia voted to make it the pivotal 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, decades after the first deadline. The fight to get the amendment into the Constitution isn't over.


Virginia Beach Residents Attend Vigil To Mourn 12 People Killed

Sunday, June 02, 2019

People in Virginia Beach are mourning the loss of 12 people killed by a gunman Friday afternoon.


Virginia's Governor Is Going On An Apology Tour. For Some, It's Too Little, Too Late

Thursday, February 14, 2019

In Virginia, there seems to be a growing difference of opinion between young and older black leaders concerning whether Gov. Ralph Northam should resign.