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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) – ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia’s season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. A spokeswoman for ESPN says Lee has been moved to Youngstown State’s game at Pittsburgh on the ACC Network on Sept. 2. The network says the decision was made “as the tragic ...
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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    HAYMARKET, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are celebrating completion of a new highway interchange that utilizes a new design configured to reduce congestion and improve safety. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the new $59 million interchange in Haymarket, at the intersection of Interstate 66 and U.S. 15, is the first in northern Virginia to feature a “diverging diamond” design. The interchange is designed in such a ...
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  • Wednesday August 23rd, 2017
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Colonial Williamsburg is denying that one of its taverns mistreated a Maryland boy with a gluten allergy. The Daily Press reported Tuesday that the living history museum has filed court documents that rebuke the lawsuit filed by the boy’s family. The lawsuit claims the boy was forced to sit outside in the rain after he brought his own food on a field trip. Colonial ...
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  • Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he is “most likely” to submit legislation to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s iconic Monument Avenue. The Democratic governor also told reporters Monday that he is considering ways to prevent people from having weapons at highly charged demonstrations, such as the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville on Aug. 12. He ...
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  • Tuesday August 22nd, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The man who authorities say drove his car into a crowd at a white nationalist rally, killing a woman and injuring 19 others, has made a second court appearance. The Charlottesville Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office says 20-year-old James Alex Fields Jr. appeared by video Monday. It was his first hearing on a second set of charges filed against him last week. Senior assistant Commonwealth’s ...
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  • Monday August 21st, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) – As classes begin in colleges and universities across their country, parents are wondering if campuses are safe following last week’s violent white nationalist protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. Meanwhile, school administrators are grappling with the difficult question of how to balance students’ physical safety with free speech. At the University of Virginia, President Teresa Sullivan welcomed “every person of every race, every gender, every ...
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  • Monday August 21st, 2017
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) – The federal government is designating critical habitat for the Atlantic sturgeon in a step regulators say will help the fish recover its population. The National Marine Fisheries Services says the designation will apply in coastal areas from Maine to Florida. The service says federal agencies will have to consult with the fisheries service if they operate or pay for activities that could affect ...
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