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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – The FBI has announced three more arrests in connection with a five-state sweep that targeted members of the United Blood Nation gang. A spokeswoman for the FBI said Monday that four fugitives remain at large. Prior to the latest arrests, two suspects were taken into custody Friday in Charlotte while a third turned himself in to authorities in Columbia, South Carolina, on Thursday. Last ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia shipyard that builds the Navy’s aircraft carriers says it could save $1.5 billion by constructing three carriers at once. Newport News Shipbuilding also says that would reduce construction time for each by up to two years. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( http://bit.ly/2rmE1cf ) the Navy’s top admiral, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, has called in a recently released paper ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    A leading figure in the “alt-right” movement had his gym membership revoked after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. Professor C. Christine Fair told The Associated Press on Monday that the Old Town Sport&Health club in Alexandria, Virginia, informed her that it terminated the membership of white nationalist Richard Spencer following last Wednesday’s confrontation in the gym. The gym’s ...
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  • Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A pharmaceutical company from India is expanding its Virginia operation thanks in part to state incentives. Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday announced that Granules India will spent $35 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County. The governor said the state beat out New Jersey for the project and the company’s announcement came after McAuliffe met with the company’s leaders in March. The ...
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  • Monday May 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Elections is urging Virginians to register to vote ahead of the June 13 primary elections. Monday is the voter registration deadline for the primary. Eligible Virginians can use the department’s online voter registration system to check their registration status, update their information or register to vote for the first time. Virginians can register online through Monday at 11:59 ...
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  • Monday May 22nd, 2017
    After two years of winter operation at the First Baptist Church of Loretto, members of the Essex County Homeless Organization’s Board of Directors now say they plan to move the homeless shelter’s location to Tappahannock. The ECHO Board said, that they realized in order to provide temporary, emergency shelter when temperatures drop to deadly lows, the shelter needed to serve the homeless in the same ...
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  • Friday May 19th, 2017
      Thursday, May 18th 2017, 4:25 pm EDTThursday, May 18th 2017, 4:25 pm EDT   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Federal authorities say 83 members of the United Blood Nation gang have been indicted as part of a five-state crackdown on gang activity. A news release from the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday said more than 600 federal, state and local law enforcement officers carried out the arrest warrants ...
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