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McAuliffe to be brief on train cleanup

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to meet with responders from last week’s Lynchburg train derailment. The governor is travelling to Lynchburg Friday morning to thank officials for their work and receive a briefing regarding ongoing cleanup efforts. Federal investigators are trying to determine what caused the 17-car derailment of a CSX […]

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Coast Guard: Kayaker missing on Potomac

COLES POINT, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard and other agencies are searching for a 23-year-old man after his kayak was found overturned on the Potomac River. Officials say a friend reported the kayaker missing Wednesday. The friend told authorities that they left Coles Point Marina in Virginia for Tall Timbers Marina on the Maryland […]

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Va. screenwriting contest deadline approaching

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia screenwriters have a little more than two weeks to submit their scripts for a competition sponsored by the Virginia Film Office. The annual Virginia Screenwriting Competition was created to give the state’s screenwriters a forum for their work and an opportunity to present it to movie and television professionals. There […]

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Election Results – Kilmarnock, White Stone, Irvington

Lancaster County Kilmarnock Mayor – Mae P. Umphlett Member, Town Council KilmarnockĀ  – 3 Seats – Christopher L. Allen Emerson L. Gravatt Curtis Henry Smith White Stone Mayor – Randy S. Reeves, Sr. Town Council – 3 Seats, – 3rd seat to be determined by write-in votes Irving T. Brittingham Stanley J. “Joe” Sliakis   […]

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Mother's Day Weekend at Belle Isle

May 9th – 11th Spend time with Mom hiking, kayaking, picnicking, camping or just relaxing by the river. Tell us how much fun you had by filling out a card available at the Camp Store. We will review all the entries and the best one receives a prize. For more information: Belle Isle State Park […]

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HS Student to Face Jury

18-year-old Derek Poole, a senior at Gloucester High School, the starting center fielder on the Dukes baseball team and a starting guard on the basketball team, was arrested back in January on felony assault charges. Poole was charged with malicious wounding and strangulation, both felonies. He is accused of assaulting a former teammate. Poole was […]

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Arrest on York County Warrant

A Newport News woman has been charged with leaving her two toddlers home alone, locked in a bedroom. Police say officers approached 25-year-old Leslie Danielle Chavez Martin in Newport News after learning that she was wanted by York County Police. Officers then learned Martinā€™s sons, ages two and three, were left at her home alone. […]

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Ex-W&L student indicted in fatal wreck, trial set

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – An Aug. 25 trial is set for a former Washington & Lee student on charges stemming from a wreck that killed another student. Media outlets report that a Rockbridge County grand jury indicted 21-year-old Nicholas Perry Hansel on Monday on involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving charges. State police have said Hansel […]

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Richmond jewelry store worker killed in robbery

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Richmond police are investigating the slaying of a jewelry store worker during a robbery. Police say in a news release that the incident occurred Monday afternoon at Victoria Jewelers. Officers found the worker dead inside the store from an apparent gunshot wound. Police say the victim was a man in his […]

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