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  • Tuesday July 05th, 2016
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former National Guard soldier has been charged with plotting to help the Islamic State and contemplating a Fort Hood-style attack against the U.S. military. Twenty-six-year-old Mohamed Jalloh of Sterling, Virginia, is expected to make an initial appearance Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria. Court records made public Tuesday indicate Jalloh is a former member of the Army National Guard who says ...
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  • Tuesday July 05th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s bald eagle population is thriving, with more than 1,000 breeding pairs spotted in the state this year. The Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary announced Thursday that its survey counted 1,070 occupied nests this year. It’s the first time more than 1,000 have been counted since the survey started 60 years ago. The figure marks a remarkable ...
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  • Friday July 01st, 2016
    Among the many new laws will be two that impact Virginia concealed handgun permit holders and those engaging in private firearms transactions at Virginia gun shows, as well as many others which we’ve outlined here. CONCEALED HANDGUN PERMIT:As of July 1, 2016, Virginia will recognize all valid concealed handgun or concealed weapon permits and licenses issued by another state, so long as the following requirements are ...
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  • Friday July 01st, 2016
    GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a report on the health of coastal wetlands in the nation, with the five-year effort revealing that wetlands in the coastal plains region, which includes Virginia, are slightly healthier than the nation overall. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/29dm1b2 ) reports that the EPA’s survey shows that 50 percent of all wetland types in the region ...
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  • Thursday June 30th, 2016
    From the Southside Sentinel: The Lancaster County Board of Supervisors voted last week to eliminate the personal property tax on all boats moored in that county. The towns of Urbanna and Kilmarnock also eliminated boat taxes within their town limits this month, and the Northumberland Board of Supervisors is currently discussing a reduction in its county’s boat tax. Gloucester County also has eliminated the tax on all boats. Lancaster ...
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  • Thursday June 30th, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. – AAA projects that nearly 90 percent of travelers in Virginia will be hitting the roads this Fourth of July holiday weekend, making it the highest travel volume on record. According to AAA, the holiday travel time period begins Thursday goes until Monday. Vice president of Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater Virginia, Georjeane Blumling says it’s very important for drivers to be prepared for the trip ...
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  • Thursday June 30th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says there is an “unfolding situation” at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland but is providing no further details. The base tweeted Thursday it is on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. Joint Base Andrews is home to Air Force One. The tweet instructs all personnel at the base in Washington’s Maryland suburbs to shelter in place ...
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