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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – The Latest on a 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed and the two Virginia Tech students charged in her death (all times local): 7 p.m. The steady flow of mourners to a Blacksburg, Virginia, funeral home to pay respects to a slain teenager has slowed as the two-hour visitation draws to a close. Workers at McCoy Funeral Home used lighted orange batons to continue ...
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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. The House approved Republican Del. Todd Gilbert’s bill with a 68-29 vote on Wednesday. It heads to the GOP-controlled Senate. The bill would apply to people who are over age 21. Those who are protected ...
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  • Thursday February 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Legislation that would require that Virginia public school students get at least an average of 20 minutes of physical activity a day is advancing in the General Assembly. A House version of the bill received preliminary approval Wednesday, despite criticism from some lawmakers that it was an unfair imposition the state was putting on teachers and local school districts. The Senate has already ...
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  • Wednesday February 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Both chambers of the Virginia General Assembly have approved legislation to allow home-schooled students to participate in public-school sports. A longtime goal of home-schoolers, the measure is commonly known as the “Tebow bill,” named for Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback who was home-schooled and allowed to play football for his local high school. The measure passed the state Senate Monday. A ...
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  • Wednesday February 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has put a Virginia man’s lawsuit over a payday loan back before a judge. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday unanimously reversed U.S. District Judge John Gibney’s order sending the lawsuit to arbitration. James Hayes claims that Delbert Services Corporation’s debt collection practices violated federal law. Delbert was assigned to collect on ...
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  • Wednesday February 03rd, 2016
    Associated Press | BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia Tech students who had bright futures appeared before a judge Monday in the death of a seventh-grade girl who was active on social media and apparently climbed out her bedroom window. Nicole Madison Lovell, 13, was described as “an awesome little girl” who had a tough life — she survived a liver transplant as a youngster and suffered ...
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  • Tuesday February 02nd, 2016
    Mathews County supervisors have voted unanimously to approve a new logo for the county that will be used in promoting Mathews as a destination for visitors. Aaron Dotson, creative director for Elevation Advertising of Richmond, said he developed the logo after months of work that included visiting the county, surveying county residents, talking with people on the street, and working with representatives from local organizations ...
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