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  • Tuesday January 26th, 2016
    Due to the number of school days missed for inclement weather, this Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29, originally scheduled for teacher work days have now been changed to full school days for all Lancaster County students and staff.  The end of the first semester will now be February 4th, and February 5th will be a teacher work day.  Report cards will be issued ...
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  • Tuesday January 26th, 2016
    BY FRANK GREEN/RICHMOND TIMES–DISPATCH | RICHMOND—Texas owed Virginia a favor when it gave the state the first of three drugs it needed to execute serial killer Alfredo Prieto by injection in October. With a March 16 execution set for Richmond’s Ricky Javon Gray, the Virginia Department of Corrections says it lacks enough of that drug to put to death the killer of Richmond’s Harvey family.   Virginia ...
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  • Monday January 25th, 2016
    The 70 year old Middle Peninsula landmark, known as ‘Virginia’s Lil’ Ole Opry,’ Donk’s Theater suffered a total roof collapse and substantial damage to three walls under the weight of snow and heavy winds on Friday.  “We just praise God nobody was in the building and nobody was in the parking lot,” –Betsy Ripley: Operator of Donk’s Theater since 1975 What remains of the the theater will be ...
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  • Monday January 25th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A study concludes that a Virginia program to remove thousands of lost crab pots from lower Chesapeake Bay has generated millions in increased revenues for watermen. The so-called ghost pots are the wire mesh cages used by watermen that have been lost or neglected at the bottom of the bay. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1PLuaxy) reports that researchers at the Virginia Institute of ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed, but a video of one of the zoo’s four pandas enjoying the snow there is making a lot of people smile. The video was posted on the zoo’s Facebook page and on Twitter on Saturday morning. It shows 18-year-old, 264-pound panda Tian Tian rolling in the snow, throwing it on himself and lying on his ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest on the blizzard slamming a large swath of the United States (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Kentucky State Police say emergency crews are making their way to cars stranded along Interstate 75 in a major snowstorm with water, fuel and snacks. The agency said early Saturday on Twitter that its crews and the National Guard are moving cars one at a time and ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The latest on heavy snowfall in Virginia (all times local): 6:50 a.m.: The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off the roads to make room for plows and sanders. VDOT said Saturday the massive East Coast storm has already blanketed some parts of the state with 18 inches of snow. Up to 3 feet could pile up before the storm leaves ...
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