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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    HEATHSVILLE, Va. (AP) – State officials in Virginia are unveiling a historical marker that honors a man who freed more than 500 slaves. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says the marker honoring Robert Carter III will be unveiled Saturday in Heathsville in front of the Northumberland County Courthouse. The marker notes that on Sept. 5, 1791, Carter filed a document, called a “deed of manumission,” ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Prosecutors indicated in court filings they do not want to pursue a second trial against the couple. “After carefully considering the Supreme Court’s recent decision and the principles of federal prosecution, we have made ...
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  • Thursday September 08th, 2016
    Authorities say fewer people were killed on Virginia’s highways over Labor Day weekend this year than last year. State Police say seven traffic deaths were reported over the holiday weekend this year… a decrease from the 16 deaths over Labor Day weekend in 2015. Two of those killed this year were motorcyclists. Over the long holiday weekend, state police pulled over and cited 8,671 drivers ...
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  • Thursday September 08th, 2016
    Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring, in a letter to the Middlesex County board of supervisors, says the county cannot legally impose a fee on boats in lieu of eliminating personal property taxes on boats. The letter was read to the supevisors at their meeting on Tuesday. It references a decision by supervisors a couple of months ago, to charge a fee to those owning ...
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  • Thursday September 08th, 2016
    Students returned to school in Gloucester, Virginia, on Tuesday under a cloud of uncertainty, as the state awaits a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding transgender bathroom access. Gloucester faces scrutiny as Virginians await word from the Supreme Court on a suit filed by Gloucester High School senior Gavin Grimm. Grimm, a transgender student, sued the school board over its policy requiring students to use restrooms ...
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  • Tuesday September 06th, 2016
    WASHINGTON(AP) — The man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago will leave a Washington psychiatric hospital to live full-time in Virginia on Sept. 10, his lawyer said Thursday.A federal judge ruled in July that 61-year-old John Hinckley Jr. is not a danger to himself or to others and can leave St. Elizabeth’s Hospital to live full-time at his mother’s home in ...
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  • Tuesday September 06th, 2016
    An arrest warrant has been issued for the woman involved in an alleged assault that occurred between two football players last week in Northumberland County. Heather Lynn Sebra has been issued an arrest warrant for assault, along with a protective order in connection to the altercation. A juvenile petition has also been issued against one of the juveniles involved. Sebra is involved, because she intervened ...
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