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  • Monday April 24th, 2017
    A severe storm with straight-line winds ripped through parts of Colonial Beach and Westmoreland on Friday night, leaving 30 people without a place to stay. Twelve homes were damaged in the storms. Pictures posted on Facebook show just how serious the situation was, as the heavy rain and wind caused flooding, hail and downed trees and power outages. The National Weather Service confirmed Saturday afternoon that the damage was from straight line ...
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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    In Kilmarnock, property owners who rent their vacation rental property with services such as Airbnb and VRBO, will now have to cough up an 8% lodging tax. Town council has voted to allow short term vacation rentals with a conditional use permit in some districts. According to the Rappahannock Record, the Planning Commission also worked for more than four months on rules that define a ...
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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    GLOUCESTER, Va. – Transgender teen Gavin Grimm has fought a legal battle with the Gloucester County School Board over bathroom use, since 2014, when he was a sophomore at Gloucester High School. He  recently made TIME’s List of the Most Influential People of 2017. Grimm, who was born female, but identifies as male, sued the Gloucester County School Board in 2015 when his school stopped allowing him to use ...
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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s decision to spare the life of a death row inmate came down to concerns about the fairness of his trial, not doubts about his guilt. For weeks, supporters of Ivan Teleguz urged McAuliffe to halt his execution because they believe he may be innocent. Teleguz was scheduled to be put to death next week, but on Thursday, McAuliffe commuted ...
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  • Friday April 21st, 2017
    A 19-year-old accused of shooting and killing an 18-year-old from Yorktown last year will not yet stand trial. He was ordered in court Monday to undergo mental health treatment at a state hospital. , of Yorktown, faces charges of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and two counts of use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. He was found mentally incompetent to stand trial after ...
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  • Thursday April 20th, 2017
    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) – The Culpeper County Board of Supervisors has voted to accept a settlement that allows the Islamic Center of Culpeper to obtain a permit to build a small prayer house. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2oXDmN3)the body voted 4-3 Tuesday to accept the settlement that lets the ICC obtain a pump-and-haul sewage permit after denying the group about a year ago. The county will ...
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  • Thursday April 20th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The top attorneys from 16 states and the District of Columbia say President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban would hurt their higher education and medical institutions and have a chilling effect on tourism. The attorneys general urged the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in a brief Wednesday to uphold a ruling that blocked the travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries. ...
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