R. Kelly walked out of a Chicago jail yesterday after posting $100,000 bail that allows him to go free while awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused four people dating back to 1998, including three underage girls. Kelly pleaded not guilty to the allegations after spending the weekend behind bars. The singer-songwriter was arrested Friday on 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.
The Richmond School Board is moving forward with a budget for next school year that calls for the elimination of 49 central office positions — roles that have not been made public.A divided board on Monday signed off on Superintendent Jason Kamras’ budget proposal, which now awaits approval of the City Council and Mayor Levar Stoney.
Virginia lawmakers have approved $3.7 million dollars in funding for the state’s foster care system. This new funding will work to eliminate avoidable risks children facein the government’s custody. The funding will work to expand the preventive services offered to Virginia families, reduce the number of children placed in group homes, and increase the number of children placed in the care of a relative.