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  • Friday January 08th, 2016
    A federal court has picked a new congressional map for Virginia that significantly changes the racial makeup of two districts and could help Democrats pick up a seat. But the new map could be short lived if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to throw it out. A three-judge panel Thursday ordered the state to implement a new redistricting map for the 2016 election. The move comes ...
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  • Friday January 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Nine Virginia historical highway markers have won approval, shining a light on conflicts between white settlers and native populations in Rockbridge County, among other historical people and places. The historical roadside narratives have been approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Thousands of historical markers already dot the Virginia landscape. The new entries tell the story of African-American history in several localities. ...
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  • Friday January 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s liquor agency says Gov. Terry McAuliffe has accepted all recommendations made by a task force after a college student’s bloody arrest. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Department said Friday that it’s implementing the changes suggested by the panel appointed by McAuliffe after University of Virginia student Martese Johnson’s arrest last March. Video and photos of the black student bleeding from the ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Senate will take up a resolution commending retiring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer when its next session opens on Jan. 13. The resolution lists a number of Beamer’s accomplishments during his 29 years coaching the Hokies, including his 23-year bowl streak and 1999 national championship appearance. “Be it resolved by the Senate of Virginia, that Frank Beamer hereby be commended on the ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him multiple times before fatally shooting himself has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit against the state and a mental health agency. Sen. R. Creigh Deeds of Bath County claims in the lawsuit that his 24-year-old son, Austin “Gus” Deeds was improperly denied mental health treatment before the deadly November 2013 incident. Defendants in the lawsuit are the state, ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a driver whose truck plunged into the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police Chief Edward Spencer says 33-year-old Matthew Killmon of Wachapreague was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he went over the edge of the bridge-tunnel Wednesday. Media outlets report Killmon is being treated at a hospital for a broken arm, facial lacerations and ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    From NBC12 – Virginia State Police have identified a pedestrian killed on Interstate 95 earlier this week as a New Kent man. Jeremy D. Collins, 36, of Providence Forge was walking across one of the lanes of travel on I-95 south in Springfield on Monday night when he was struck and killed by a driver, according to State Police. Collins was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing when he ...
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