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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Senate will take up a resolution commending retiring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer when its next session opens on Jan. 13. The resolution lists a number of Beamer’s accomplishments during his 29 years coaching the Hokies, including his 23-year bowl streak and 1999 national championship appearance. “Be it resolved by the Senate of Virginia, that Frank Beamer hereby be commended on the ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him multiple times before fatally shooting himself has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit against the state and a mental health agency. Sen. R. Creigh Deeds of Bath County claims in the lawsuit that his 24-year-old son, Austin “Gus” Deeds was improperly denied mental health treatment before the deadly November 2013 incident. Defendants in the lawsuit are the state, ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Authorities have released the name of a driver whose truck plunged into the Chesapeake Bay. Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Police Chief Edward Spencer says 33-year-old Matthew Killmon of Wachapreague was trying to pass a slower vehicle when he went over the edge of the bridge-tunnel Wednesday. Media outlets report Killmon is being treated at a hospital for a broken arm, facial lacerations and ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    From NBC12 – Virginia State Police have identified a pedestrian killed on Interstate 95 earlier this week as a New Kent man. Jeremy D. Collins, 36, of Providence Forge was walking across one of the lanes of travel on I-95 south in Springfield on Monday night when he was struck and killed by a driver, according to State Police. Collins was wearing dark, non-reflective clothing when he ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Port Authority and its Cuban counterpart are looking at mutual trade opportunities. Tuesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced from Havana a so-called memorandum of understanding between the Virginia port system and the Cuban National Port Authority. The governor is winding down a trade mission with the island nation. According to the McAuliffe administration, the memorandum signals a new era of cooperation and ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia motorists can now give the Department of Motor Vehicles the names of two people to contact in case of an emergency. The DMV’s Emergency Contact Program was authorized by the General Assembly last year. It gives police a way to notify a person’s family or friends in case of a serious crash or other incident that leaves the person unable to ...
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  • Wednesday January 06th, 2016
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas’ top prosecutor wants to know why the state’s concealed carry firearm licenses aren’t being honored in Virginia. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt requested an explanation Tuesday of Virginia’s legal reasoning. Last month, Virginia announced it has dropped reciprocity agreements with 25 states, including Kansas. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, said the concealed weapons laws in those states don’t meet Virginia’s ...
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