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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    McLEAN, Va. (AP) – George Mason University is tweaking its plan to rename its law school the Antonin Scalia School of Law to avoid an unfortunate acronym, but a group of state legislators wants to scrap the idea entirely. Eleven Democratic lawmakers sent a letter Tuesday to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, asking it to reject the university’s renaming plan. The university has ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. — Governor Terry McAuliffe’s request for federal assistance to help Virginians and homeowners impacted by the February 24 tornadoes has been denied by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said the damage from the tornadoes “was not of such severity and magnitude as to be beyond the capabilities of the commonwealth, affected local governments, and voluntary agencies.” The National Weather Service ...
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  • Thursday April 07th, 2016
    Hampton, Va. – People gathered at Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton on Tuesday for a funeral service for Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer. The service was followed by a procession to Gloucester for his burial. Dermyer was killed in the line of duty at a Richmond Greyhound bus station on March 31. Dermyer, a Jackson, Michigan native, had been a Virginia State Police Trooper since his graduation from the Virginia State ...
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  • Monday April 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. — A woman died and a man was hospitalized Tuesday after an incident on the James River in Richmond on Tuesday. Police later identified the woman as a wanted suspect in a February meth lab explosion in New York. According to WTVR, fire crews were called to the river near the Manchester Bridge around 10:30 a.m. after construction workers spotted a body and called 911. Richmond Police spokesman Gene Lepley ...
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  • Monday April 04th, 2016
    By Newsroom In Essex County, a proposed tax increase of 7.4 cents will be discussed at the April 12 tax rate public hearing. That increase was one of three tax rates discussed by the Board of Supervisors at the March 22 budget hearing, at which supervisors voted 3-1 to discuss the highest tax rate proposed. If they had voted for a lower tax rate and later ...
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  • Friday April 01st, 2016
    The shedule for the 9th Dream Fields Invitational in Kilmarnock has changed. The new schedule is as follows: No Games Friday – all games postponed Baseball – Saturday Junior varsity Northumberland vs. Washington & Lee, 1 p.m. Richmond County vs King William, 3:30 p.m. Mathews vs. Washington & Lee, 6 p.m. Varsity Lancaster vs. King William, 1 p.m. Washington & Lee vs. Mathews, 3:30 p.m. Northumberland vs. Mathews, 6 p.m.   Softball – Saturday Junior varsity Lancaster vs. Mathews, ...
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  • Thursday March 31st, 2016
       Thursday, March 31st 2016 (AP) – Organizers of the annual “Clean the Bay Day” are seeking Virginia volunteers to tidy up the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay. The annual event is sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. This year’s edition is scheduled for June 4. Thousands of volunteers are needed to pick up litter and debris along the shore of the bay, as well as the many ...
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