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  • Friday January 19th, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The new superintendent of the Virginia State Police has been sworn in. State Police Lt. Col. Gary Settle took the oath of office Thursday, taking over the top job from retiring Col. W. Steven Flaherty. Settle is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who previously served as the director for the agency’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. He will lead a department with 2,118 sworn and ...
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  • Friday January 19th, 2018
      AMELIA COURTHOUSE, Va. (AP) – The country’s first tornado of 2018 has descended upon one Virginia county. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a rare midwinter tornado uprooted trees and destroyed a carport during its two-minute existence on Jan. 12, in northern Amelia County. No injuries were reported. A survey team from the National Weather Service confirmed Tuesday that the damage along the 0.4 mile (0.6 kilometer) path was ...
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  • Friday January 19th, 2018
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A bill designed to soften penalties in Virginia for stealing smaller-dollar items has passed the state Senate. The Senate voted nearly unanimously Thursday to raise the felony theft threshold from $200 to $500. Virginia has kept its felony bar at $200 since 1980 and is tied with New Jersey for the lowest in the country. Most other states have raised the dollar ...
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  • Thursday January 18th, 2018
    GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia State Police say one of their troopers was injured in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Gloucester County. According to police, the trooper was heading south on Route 17 in a marked Ford Taurus police cruiser when it was struck in the passenger’s side door by a Subaru Forester. Police say the vehicle, driven by Phillip W. Hamilton Jr., crossed into the southbound ...
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  • Thursday January 18th, 2018
    Schools Chesapeake Academy – 2 hour delay Lancaster County Schools – 2 hour delay (re-evaluated at 8am) Middlesex County Schools – 2 hour delay Northumberland County Schools – 2 hour dela King William County Schools – 2 hour delay Westmoreland County Schools – 2 hour delay West Point Public Schools – Opening 2 hours Late Today RCC all campuses opening at 11 College of William and Mary opening at 11 Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School closed Essex ...
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  • Wednesday January 17th, 2018
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – New Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking the Republican-backed General Assembly to pass a progressive agenda that includes expanding Medicaid, stricter gun regulations and protecting abortion rights. The governor made his remarks in a major address to state lawmakers Monday, saying that voters sent a clear message in last November’s election when Democrats made major gains. His remarks came the same day a ...
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  • Wednesday January 17th, 2018
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A bill intended to help a shuttered hospital has failed in Virginia after Democrats had pressured a Republican state senator into supporting Medicaid expansion. The Washington Post reports the vote on Tuesday was 30-to-10 with all 21 Republicans, along with nine Democrats, for it. The votes were short of the supermajority needed for emergency legislation. Republican Sen. William Stanley says he was angry ...
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