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  • Thursday May 26th, 2016 mem_day
    Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the ...
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  • Thursday May 26th, 2016 VSP_Fallen
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police and their families are preparing to gather to remember law enforcement officials who have died. State Police are holding their annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on Thursday. This year’s ceremony will honor the lives of Troopers Nathan-Michael W. Smith and Chad P. Dermyer. Smith died in 2015 after his car crashed in Prince George County when he was responding to a ...
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  • Thursday May 26th, 2016 gun_Control
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Gun rights activists featured in a new documentary on the issue hosted by Katie Couric say it utilizes deceptive editing to misrepresent their response to a question from the news anchor. Members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League took part in a roundtable discussion in the film, “Under the Gun.” A clip appears to show nearly 10 seconds of silence after Couric asks ...
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  • Thursday May 26th, 2016 Newport News Shipbuilding
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A Newport News shipbuilding company is bringing back hundreds of workers it laid off. Local news outlets report that Newport News Shipbuilding announced Wednesday that it’s recalling 210 employees after the company let them go in February. Company president Matt Mulherin says the recalls are a result of “updated workload manning plans and growth work on several programs.” The recalled employees include sheet-metal ...
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  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016 mcauliffe-2
    The FBI is investigating whether Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign accepted illegal contributions, law enforcement officials confirmed to NBC News. Federal officials say for the past several months, the FBI has been looking at whether McAuliffe’s 2013 campaign for governor of Virginia accepted political contributions that were forbidden by federal law. McAuliffe is a one-time board member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the foundation set up ...
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  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016 Hurricane_Prepare
    Many different types of weather events can affect us here in Virginia. At the top of the list… hurricanes. Historical storms like Camille, Fran, Floyd, Isabel, Gaston and Irene are a reminder to both inland and coastal residents, that significant flooding, damages, and loss of life can occur anywhere in Virginia. To emphasize the importance of preparing for hurricane season, Governor Terry McAuliffe has designated ...
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  • Wednesday May 25th, 2016 Dress_Code
    The Lancaster School Board is taking another look at the student dress code. Now, a committee is said to be in the process of being formed to address the issue. It all comes about after a parent expressed concerns last month, over the school’s uniform policy. There appears to be a mix of both parents and school officials, who are opposed to the uniform policy… ...
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