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  • Tuesday October 03rd, 2017
    Two people have been arrested by the Westmoreland County Sheriff’s Office on drug-related charges. 19 year old James Elverson, III of Colonial Beach was charged with two counts of distribution of a schedule I or II controlled substance. Elverson was jailed on a $5,000 unsecured bond. 28 yaer old Otis Brown, Jr. of Kinsale, was charged with one count of distribution of Cocaine. Brown was ...
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  • Monday October 02nd, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Salvadoran national who escaped from immigration authorities in northern Virginia earlier this year has pleaded guilty to assaulting an officer. Twenty-eight-year-old Marlon Rivas-Mendez prompted a two-hour search back in July when he escaped from a stopped vehicle near Dulles International Airport. At a plea hearing Friday in federal court in Alexandria, Rivas-Mendez admitted that he struck an officer in the chest and ...
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  • Monday October 02nd, 2017
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – A big decision about the future of a little fish is attracting the attention of ocean conservation groups. Industry players are petitioning the Marine Stewardship Council to certify the menhaden (men-HAY-den) fishery as sustainable. The London-based council’s sustainability certification is one of the most recognized seafood labels in the marketplace. Many of the species the council certifies are popular food fish that are ...
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  • Friday September 29th, 2017
      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor all promise to change the state’s tax code. Republican Ed Gillespie is promising an across-the-board cut on income taxes, Democrat Ralph Northam vows to cut grocery sales taxes for the poor, and Libertarian Cliff Hyra wants to ban some local business taxes. But promising tax reform is a lot easier than enacting it once ...
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  • Friday September 29th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced another Virginia state grant to a craft brewery. The governor’s office announced Thursday that McAuliffe had approved a $100,000 grant from the Virginia Tourism Growth Fund to Billsburg Brewery, which plans to open a new $1.4 million brewery in James City County. The new brewery will be located near the Jamestown settlement, where the first Europeans settled in ...
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  • Friday September 29th, 2017
    The Urbanna Oyster Festival is officially the state’s official oyster festival, according to an announcement by the office of Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. This coming Wednesday, October 4th, at 10 a.m. in Urbanna, a ceremony will be held at the Urbanna Town Marina. Haymore and other state dignitaries will be there, to reaffirm the state’s commitment to the support of what ...
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  • Thursday September 28th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A state health actuary says health plan premiums are set to rise by an average of nearly 60 percent in Virginia’s 2018 individual marketplace. The Richmond Times-Dispatch quotes David Shea as telling lawmakers on Monday that the increase is “unquestionably the highest we’ve ever seen.” Shea said that next year, average monthly premiums will range from roughly $500 to $1,050 and the ...
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