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  • Tuesday May 09th, 2017
    More details have been released pertaining to a shooting last week in Mathews County. The sheriff’s office says the victim was 61 year old Steven Early, who was hit by gunfire last Thursday night around 9:30 on Ridgefield Road. Early was found suffering from a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A second victim was treated for a minor gunshot wound ...
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  • Monday May 08th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – President Donald Trump is hoping that a federal appeals court will approve his revised travel ban that targets six Muslim-majority countries. Attorneys for the Justice Department will defend Trump’s immigration executive order before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. It’s the first time an appeals court will hear arguments on the revised travel ban, which was issued in March. The ...
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  • Monday May 08th, 2017
    According to the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia’s strawberry growers are optimistic about this season, despite the recent weather. The state agency says spring has ushered in a bumper crop of strawberries, and growers expect this will be a strong season. Department Commissioner Sandy Adams says strawberry season generates about $9 million in sales revenue each year for Virginia growers. Strawberry season ...
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  • Thursday May 04th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republican lawmakers are rejecting pro-labor and pro-Medicaid expansion tweaks Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe tried to make in the state budget through vetoes. House Speaker William J. Howell said Wednesday that he’d directed the House clerk not to include the attempted vetoes in the final enrolled version of the budget, saying they were invalid. McAuliffe tried to veto a budget section he said “could ...
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  • Thursday May 04th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A Virginia judge has agreed to a temporary injunction in a lawsuit over the future of two statues of Confederate generals in Charlottesville. News outlets report Judge Richard Moore ruled Tuesday that the Robert E. Lee statue cannot be moved for six months, in the public’s interest. Moore says he won’t make a ruling on the Stonewall Jackson statue, but the Charlottesville ...
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  • Wednesday May 03rd, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Cities in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region say they risk being labeled “sanctuary cities” for people living in the country illegally. But local officials say they’re doing nothing wrong and are following the Constitution. That’s according to an investigation by WAVY-TV (http://bit.ly/2pUC1rA). Federal agents are asking jails to hold inmates of questionable immigration status for 48 hours beyond their release date. But sheriffs say ...
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  • Wednesday May 03rd, 2017
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A $1.1 trillion budget bill that would keep the federal government running through September fully funds the program that has coordinated Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts for decades. The bill contains $73 million for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program, which President Donald Trump has called for defunding. The program, formed in 1983, coordinates and monitors the efforts of the six Bay watershed ...
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