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  • Friday January 22nd, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Weather Service says the blizzard about to hit the Eastern United States could rank near the top 10 ever to hit the region. Meteorologist Paul Kocin with the service’s Weather Prediction Center says snowfall as heavy as 1 to 3 inches an hour could continue for 24 hours or more in the area. That puts estimates at more than 2 feet ...
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  • Thursday January 21st, 2016
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – High levels of contaminants have been discovered in the drinking water at the Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress in Virginia. Local news outlets report Capt. Lou Shager, Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Oceana, made the announcement Wednesday morning. Shager says test results show that several types of perfluorinated compounds were discovered in the water. Officials believe the compound got into the base ...
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  • Thursday January 21st, 2016
    A blizzard watch is in effect for portions of Virginia. The National Weather Service says the watch area stretches from Fredericksburg to the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Those areas could get up to 2 feet of snow along with strong winds and whiteout conditions on Friday night and Saturday. Most other areas of the state could see from a foot to 20 inches of snow. That includes Charlottesville, ...
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  • Thursday January 21st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police were busy answering calls to hundreds of traffic accidents after the latest winter storm clipped the state. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says State Police responded to 767 crashes statewide over a 24-hour period ending early Thursday. She says that as of 6 a.m. Thursday, State Police were on the scene of 33 accidents, including 24 in northern Virginia. Geller says two troopers ...
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  • Wednesday January 20th, 2016
    STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says somebody in the area has been stealing goats. The office says in a news release that animal control officers responded Saturday morning to a call from a resident who said three goats had been stolen from a shelter area at the rear of a home. A few hours later, animal control officers received another call about a ...
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  • Wednesday January 20th, 2016
    Officials associated with Mathews High School have announced that classes will be ending early today (Wednesday) due to issues with their heating system.  As of right now, it is unclear whether or not classes will return to their normal schedules tomorrow.  According to Lesley Hunley, Assistant Superintendent, buses are currently  en route to pick students up from school and bring them home.
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  • Wednesday January 20th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A legislative panel has rejected a bill to decriminalize adultery in Virginia. Media outlets report that the Senate Courts of Justice Committee killed the measure on a voice vote Monday. State law classifies marital infidelity as a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of $250. Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell of Fairfax County proposed keeping the $250 penalty but making adultery a civil offense. Surovell said ...
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