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  • Thursday August 07th, 2014
    By MATT BARAKAT and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The former governor’s mansion director is next up on the prosecution’s long witness list in the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. Sarah Scarbrough is scheduled to testify Thursday, the ninth day of the trial. Scarbrough was waiting in the wings when court was adjourned Wednesday. The McDonnells are charged in ...
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  • Thursday August 07th, 2014
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Thirty-one students at Christopher Newport University are to be tested for tuberculosis after being exposed to the disease. Media outlets report that the university sent an email Wednesday to students, faculty and staff notifying them that a student had recently tested positive for TB. That student is being treated. The university says the students who were exposed have been notified separately. They ...
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  • Wednesday August 06th, 2014
    Five cases of flesh-eating bacteria infections have been found this year in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, prompting local organizations to test waters frequently and warn people of the dangers of water pollution, the Baltimore Sun reports. According to The Baltimore Sun, The Chesapeake Bay Foundation on Friday reissued a 2009 report warning of an increase in vibrio bacteria infections in the bay and its ...
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  • Wednesday August 06th, 2014
    Virginia State Police are investigating the Tuesday shooting death of a Mathews County man. State Police say the Mathews County Sheriff’s Department received an emergency call just after 1:30 pm, and responded to the 180 block of Ballast Point Road, where they found recently retired Virginia State Police Master Trooper T.E. Hudson dead in a camper at the scene. Police say Hudson had recently retired from ...
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  • Wednesday August 06th, 2014
    Lan­caster County Crime Solvers is look­ing for infor­ma­tion about a two rob­beries that took place in the White Stone area. Between clos­ing on July 8th and open­ing of July 9th the Church of Nazarene of 57 Whisk Drive, White Stone,was bro­ken into. The sec­re­tary found that the busi­ness had been bro­ken into and cash was taken from the petty cash drawer. On July 22nd the ...
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  • Wednesday August 06th, 2014
    Enjoy Music by the River in Belle Isle this week­end with The north­ern Neck Big Band play­ing from 6-8pm Sat­ur­day night at Belle Isle state park in Lan­caster. The series con­tin­ues August 16 with South­ern Grace. The con­certs are free, park­ing is $4 per car.
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  • Tuesday August 05th, 2014
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A judge has ordered a sanity evaluation for a woman accused of killing a Virginia Tech student. Media outlets report that Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Colin Gibb ordered the evaluation Monday during a hearing for 23-year-old Jessica Ewing. Ewing is charged with first-degree murder in connection with the death of 21-year-old Samanata Shrestha. Shrestha’s body was found in the back seat of ...
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