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  • Monday August 01st, 2016
    A Virginia police department has begun using the wildly popular “Pokemon Go” smartphone game to try to catch people with outstanding warrants. Smithfield police, according to their Facebook page reported last week that a few “random citizens” will have the opportunity to try to capture Ditto, a rare, smiling blob of a Pokemon hanging out in the station’s processing room. So far, eight people have been ...
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  • Friday July 29th, 2016
    Crab cakes, oysters, and barbecue along with the sounds of top musicians from Hampton Roads, will all be at Deltaville Ballpark on Saturday, August 13. The event is the rescheduled finale of the Deltaville Seafood Festival that was postponed by severe weather in May. While the date has changed, the plan is still the same: local lump crab cakes, local fried oysters, shrimp cocktail, hot ...
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  • Friday July 29th, 2016
    By BEN NUCKOLS and JOE MANDAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The two law enforcement officers who were shot by John Hinckley Jr. when he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan have mixed feelings about the news that Hinckley will soon go free. Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty each took a bullet to protect Reagan. McCarthy spent five more years ...
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  • Thursday July 28th, 2016
    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) – Authorities have arrested a Virginia man accused of selling people a false cure for cancer. Prince William County Police spokesman Jonathan Perok tells news outlets that 67-year-old Peter Bodunrin Adeniji has been charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, operating a medical practice without a license, dispensing drugs without a license and money laundering. Police say Adeniji discouraged traditional cancer treatments, making fraudulent ...
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  • Thursday July 28th, 2016
    By LISA LERER and KEN THOMAS Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) – It took just four days for Hillary Clinton’s newly minted running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, to drop the t-word. “Let’s talk about trust,” Kaine said in his Wednesday night speech at the Democratic convention. “I trust Hillary Clinton with our son’s life.” Traditionally, vice presidential candidates are deployed as attack dogs, slamming their opponent to free the presidential ...
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  • Thursday July 28th, 2016
    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) – A contract has been awarded for the construction of a new parallel tube to be added to the Thimble Shoal Channel Tunnel. Media outlets report that the Dragados Team was awarded the project, which will begin in the fall of 2017. Construction of the new parallel tunnel at the Thimble Shoal Channel, one of two tunnels that make up the Chesapeake ...
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  • Wednesday July 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Top Virginia Republicans have asked the Justice Department to stop trying to convict former Gov. Bob McDonnell of corruption. House Speaker William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Friday that prosecuting McDonnell again will “unnecessarily disrupt” the state and be costly to taxpayers. McDonnell was convicted in 2014 of doing favors for a ...
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