In Today's News

Friday, February 23

Chair yoga in the Commons

OMSA and RecSports host Wellness Fridays, in the OMSA office in the Student Commons. This week’s activity is chair yoga.

Barricade situation in Chesterfield home over

A barricade situation ended early Friday morning, when police entered the Chesterfield home to find the suspect dead. Police say they responded to a domestic assault call to the house. Multiple gunshots were fired inside the house before police entered.

Virginia House and Senate divided on Medicaid expansion

The Virginia House and Senate both passed two year spending bills Thursday. The House’s bill included expanded medicaid, as well as teacher raises and more financial aid for college students. The Senate’s bill cut more than $420 million from the budget proposed last year by former governor Terry McAuliffe.

Russian mercenaries attack US soldiers

A Putin ally, believed to control the mercenaries that attacked U.S. soldiers in Syria this month, was in contact with the Kremlin and Assad before and after the attack, according to U.S. intelligence documents. Yevgeniy Prigozhin was indicted in the investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.

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Our news updates are written by Mary Lee Clark, Tyler Hammel, Jack Laudano, Hannah Parker, and Julie Rothey. Julie Rothey records our broadcasted updates. The music in our updates is "Mario Bava Sleeps In a Little Later Than He Expected To" by Chris Zabriskie, available at the Free Music Archive.