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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    HAVANA (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe began a trade mission to Cuba on Monday, expressing optimism about imminent changes in the U.S. relationship with the island but seeming less certain his trip would quickly generate new business for his state. McAuliffe is a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, a close ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a longtime advocate of trade with ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    By Mark Bowes, Richmond Times-Dispatch   RICHMOND — Virginia firearm sales spiked in December after the California shootings that killed 14 people, boosting an overall 9.5 percent rise in state gun transactions last year that experts believe is tied to political demands for more gun control. “There was almost a perfect storm of events going on that made this past December an almost near-record gun sale period,” said ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia official says a Mechanicsville man died after being shot by a fellow hunter. Robert Lee Walker Jr. of the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says 60-year-old Keith Joseph Williams was struck by buckshot from a 12-gauge shotgun Saturday in Richmond County. Forty-five-year-old Waverly Alphonso Veney Jr. of Washington is charged with involuntary manslaughter, hunting without the proper licenses, violation ...
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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    The Virginia Historical Society’s Story of Virginia Capital Campaign has reached and surpassed its goal of $38 million. The campaign provided significant funds to transform the state headquarters building into a vibrant, bustling museum with beautiful new exhibition galleries and to create a multi-purpose learning center with classrooms, a resource room for teachers, display space, and a studio with the streaming capacity to deliver programs to ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    Peasley Middle School students have been returned safely to the school, after officials evacuated the school this morning because of a threat written on a bathroom wall. A search of the school is complete and nothing suspicious or dangerous has been found. According to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, graffiti was found on a wall this morning. It is unknown how long it had been there.  ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia abolished parole in 1995, but judges weren’t required to tell jurors about that change until 2000. Now, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration and advocates hope to give a second chance to inmates they say may have been unfairly punished. Advocates and attorneys say that uninformed jurors gave some offenders inflated sentences between 1995 and 2000, thinking they’d serve just part of their term ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three people have kicked off the new year by winning $1 million from the Virginia Lottery. The drawing in the lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle was held Friday. Lottery officials say the winning tickets were sold in Hayes, South Boston and Suffolk. Six additional tickets are worth $25,000. Two of those tickets were sold in Arlington. The others were sold in Hampton, Norfolk, ...
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