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  • Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 solarPanels
    Virginia’s slow march into solar energy gained pace Monday with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s announcement that the state government will work to derive at least 8 percent of its electricity from solar power within the next three years. The target for solar energy translates to about 110 megawatts, or enough to power about 27,000 homes or more than the entire community college system uses annually. And it’s about ...
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  • Tuesday December 22nd, 2015
    MITCHELLS, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted clemency to a man convicted in connection with two murders. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1Oi2TBZ ) reports Robert Paul Davis was released Monday night from Coffeewood Correctional Center, where he was serving a 23-year sentence. Davis had been charged in the 2003 killing of a mother and her son in Crozet. Authorities have said the mother was beaten and ...
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  • Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 virginia_seal
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia will no longer recognize concealed handgun permits from more than two dozen states that have less stringent laws. Attorney General Mark Herring said Tuesday that the state will revoke its reciprocity agreement with 25 states after a review found that their permit requirements are weaker than Virginia’s. The change takes effect Feb. 1. Herring says those states hand out permits to people ...
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  • Monday December 21st, 2015 vdot
    The Virginia Department of Transportation has outlined proposals to improve efficiencies along Route 3 from Warsaw to the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge. At a public meeting VDOT planning manager Craig Van Dusser explained that the proposals are result of recommendations by the planning district commission and representatives from the counties. VDOT recommends widening two miles of the Kilmarnock bypass to four lanes from James Jones ...
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  • Monday December 21st, 2015 virginia_seal
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget includes $1.1 million in restitution for a man who spent 29 years in prison for an attempted rape that officials say he didn’t commit. McAuliffe pardoned Michael Kenneth McAlister in March after another man confessed to the abduction and attempted rape of a woman in 1986. The compensation is part of McAuliffe’s $109 billion budget proposal and must ...
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  • Monday December 21st, 2015 yourvote
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing an effort aimed at striking down Virginia’s voter ID law to continue.   U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled Friday that part of a suit filed by Virginia Democrats challenging the state’s voter ID law could proceed while dismissing other related complaints.   The suit seeks specifically to undo the state’s law requiring voters to show photo IDs. The ...
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  • Friday December 18th, 2015 gloucester High School
    The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a bomb threat at the school. Early Thursday afternoon, a student reported that they saw writing inside of a bathroom stall that said a bomb was going to blow up the school. Police and school officials are investigating when the message was written on the bathroom wall as well as who wrote the threat. Students were dismissed ...
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