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  • Monday June 26th, 2017
    25 acres of new oyster habitat have been created in the Piankatank River as part of the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Recovery Project. The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has taken the lead as the federal agency in charge of implementing the $2 million reef project, all designed to provide a variety of habitat for fish and bottom-dwelling organisms, and to improve the river ...
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  • Monday June 26th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital. The family of Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika says he was released Friday from George Washington University Hospital. Mika was among five people hit by gunfire multiple times in his chest and arm in the attack on a Republican baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, on June 14. The ...
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  • Monday June 26th, 2017
    Three accidents on the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge in a five-day period are being blamed on drivers who were trying to beat the temporary signals. Virginia State Police say that traffic on the Norris bridge is just one lane, 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. VDOT says it will be that way too for up to a year… as crews work to remove rust and then repaint ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former Virginia police officer convicted of shooting an unarmed teen has lost an appeal. Portsmouth’s prosecutor’s office said in a statement Wednesday that a state appeals court in Richmond has denied the petition. Stephen Rankin was convicted last year of voluntary manslaughter after he fatally shot 18-year-old William Chapman II. Rankin was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. The former officer was ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A former convict is suing the Virginia Beach Jail and the state Department of Corrections for allegedly jailing him for 77 days longer than his sentence required. The Virginian-Pilot reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia filed the lawsuit Monday on behalf of John Louis Freeman Sr. The lawsuit alleges Freeman didn’t receive full credit for jail time served following ...
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  • Thursday June 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s state information technology agency is suing Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. for $300 million in a case related to the state’s attempt to end its long-running IT contract with the aerospace and defense giant. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency filed a counterclaim Wednesday against Northrop in Richmond Circuit Court, alleging the company has performed poorly as an IT provider and is holding ...
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  • Wednesday June 21st, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The nation’s newest aircraft carrier will officially join the fleet next month. Navy officials said Tuesday in a statement that the USS Gerald R. Ford will be commissioned on July 22. The ceremony will take place at Naval Station Norfolk. The ship is named after the country’s 38th President, who served in the Navy during World War II. The Ford is the first of ...
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