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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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  • Wednesday January 20th, 2016
    MELFA, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say a pilot and passenger were uninjured when a small plane crashed and caught fire at the Accomack County Airport. Media outlets report the crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday as the pilot attempted to land. The plane went off the runway and caught fire when it struck a storage shed and light pole. State Police spokeswoman Michelle Anaya ...
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  • Tuesday January 19th, 2016
    Already serving 45 years in prison or the second degree murder of Claudine Gifford, Todd Kessler was also tried and convicted for the unlawful wounding of William Rose, an incident that occured only a few days after the disappearance of Claudine Gifford, and at the same Windmill Point bar.  While the defense presented witnesses who suggested that Kessler did not start the altercation; Judge Taliaferro ...
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  • Tuesday January 19th, 2016
    Since 2009, the number of boats docked in Middlesex has decreased to the tune of 20%.  Emigration to the neighboring counties of Lancaster and Gloucester has been spurred by discrepancies in tax codes between the locales.  Both Lancaster and Gloucester counties have either significantly reduced or eliminated personal property taxes on large boats; but Middlesex has yet to change the structure of their taxes to ...
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