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  • Monday January 25th, 2016
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A study concludes that a Virginia program to remove thousands of lost crab pots from lower Chesapeake Bay has generated millions in increased revenues for watermen. The so-called ghost pots are the wire mesh cages used by watermen that have been lost or neglected at the bottom of the bay. The Daily Press (http://bit.ly/1PLuaxy) reports that researchers at the Virginia Institute of ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington is closed, but a video of one of the zoo’s four pandas enjoying the snow there is making a lot of people smile. The video was posted on the zoo’s Facebook page and on Twitter on Saturday morning. It shows 18-year-old, 264-pound panda Tian Tian rolling in the snow, throwing it on himself and lying on his ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The latest on the blizzard slamming a large swath of the United States (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Kentucky State Police say emergency crews are making their way to cars stranded along Interstate 75 in a major snowstorm with water, fuel and snacks. The agency said early Saturday on Twitter that its crews and the National Guard are moving cars one at a time and ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The latest on heavy snowfall in Virginia (all times local): 6:50 a.m.: The Virginia Department of Transportation is asking motorists to stay off the roads to make room for plows and sanders. VDOT said Saturday the massive East Coast storm has already blanketed some parts of the state with 18 inches of snow. Up to 3 feet could pile up before the storm leaves ...
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  • Saturday January 23rd, 2016
    The Daily Press is reporting this morning of damage to Donk’s Theater in Mathews. The roof the 68-year-old performing arts theater collapsed overnight in Mathews County. A dispatcher confirmed that the roof had collapsed on Donk’s Theater, located at 8259 Buckley Hall Road in Hudgins. She did not have any more information, including the exact time it happened. The family-owned theater with the tagline “Home of Virginia’s ...
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  • Friday January 22nd, 2016
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) A China-based tour company has confirmed that one if its clients has been detained in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. Young Pioneer Tours, which includes foreigners living in China who travel to North Korea, says the family of the American has been informed and the group has been touch with the Swedish Embassy in Pyongyang, which handles U.S. interests in the ...
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  • Friday January 22nd, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Weather Service says the blizzard about to hit the Eastern United States could rank near the top 10 ever to hit the region. Meteorologist Paul Kocin with the service’s Weather Prediction Center says snowfall as heavy as 1 to 3 inches an hour could continue for 24 hours or more in the area. That puts estimates at more than 2 feet ...
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