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  • Wednesday January 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Republicans hoping to replace a Virginia Supreme Court Justice installed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe say lawmakers will vote this week on whether she should remain on the court. Republicans have protested McAuliffe’s appointment of Justice Jane Marum Roush in July, saying he did a poor job of consulting with GOP leaders before making his pick. House Republican Speaker William J. Howell says ...
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  • Wednesday January 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Health officials say a Virginia resident who traveled outside the United States has tested positive for Zika, a mosquito-transmitted virus. Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine said Tuesday that the resident traveled to a country where the Zika virus transmission is ongoing. She says this person poses no risk to other residents, because it is not mosquito season in Virginia. Health officials suspect Zika ...
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  • Wednesday January 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. — The issue of which restroom a Gloucester County student can use will go before a Federal Appeals Court in Richmond Wednesday. Earlier, the Gloucester County School Board voted six-to-one  to deny Gavin Grimm’s request for permission to use the boys’ bathroom at his school. Grimm was born a female, but has the gender identity of a male. School officials said they received complaints from students and ...
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  • Tuesday January 26th, 2016
    Due to the number of school days missed for inclement weather, this Thursday and Friday, January 28 and 29, originally scheduled for teacher work days have now been changed to full school days for all Lancaster County students and staff.  The end of the first semester will now be February 4th, and February 5th will be a teacher work day.  Report cards will be issued ...
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  • Tuesday January 26th, 2016
    BY FRANK GREEN/RICHMOND TIMES–DISPATCH | RICHMOND—Texas owed Virginia a favor when it gave the state the first of three drugs it needed to execute serial killer Alfredo Prieto by injection in October. With a March 16 execution set for Richmond’s Ricky Javon Gray, the Virginia Department of Corrections says it lacks enough of that drug to put to death the killer of Richmond’s Harvey family.   Virginia ...
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  • Monday January 25th, 2016
    The 70 year old Middle Peninsula landmark, known as ‘Virginia’s Lil’ Ole Opry,’ Donk’s Theater suffered a total roof collapse and substantial damage to three walls under the weight of snow and heavy winds on Friday.  “We just praise God nobody was in the building and nobody was in the parking lot,” –Betsy Ripley: Operator of Donk’s Theater since 1975 What remains of the the theater will be ...
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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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