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  • Friday October 16th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials have quietly granted the state’s death row inmates new privileges amid legal challenges from the men awaiting execution. Only a few months ago, condemned inmates left their tiny cells just three days a week for showers, and an hour a day five days a week for recreation in a fenced outdoor cell. A sheet of glass separated them from family ...
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  • Friday October 16th, 2015
    HUDDLESTON, Va. (AP) – A young bald eagle that fell from its nest near Smith Mountain Lake is returning to the wild after recovering at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. The release is scheduled for Friday at Smith Mountain Lake State Park. Anyone can look on as the bird is released. The bird hatched this spring, but fell out of its nest at Westlake Country in mid-June. ...
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  • Friday October 16th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Nuclear Science Advisory Committee in Washington has recommended the construction of an atomic collider, and now the Virginia’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News will compete with New York’s Brookhaven Laboratory in Long Island to build it. Virginia media outlets report that the committee announced their recommendation Thursday. A study says the collider would take 10 year to build, ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    Donald Trump held a campaign rally at Richmond International Raceway on Wednesday, and the polarizing figure attracted a mixture of supporters and protesters.  This volatile mix led to conflict between the two groups.  Upon security attempting to escort some protesters away from the rally; things got violent, and a CNN cameraman was able to capture the tense moment on video.  Trump was quick to remind ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has put former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s case on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review her husband’s public corruption convictions. The appeals court issued its one-sentence order Wednesday, a day after former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell filed his petition with the Supreme Court. In the petition, Bob McDonnell’s lawyers argue that he was convicted ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia War Memorial and the American Legion are teaming up to collect and properly dispose of tattered and soiled U.S. flags. From Nov. 6 through Nov. 15, anyone with an American flag in poor condition can bring it to the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. The flags will be retired as part of a form ceremony conducted by members of American ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Three former baggage handlers at Norfolk International Airport have been arrested on charges they stole cash, weapons and other valuables from passengers’ bags. Virginia media outlets report that indictments unsealed Wednesday reveal that 25-year-old Charles Arthur Perry Jr., 27-year-old Gregory Paul Wingard Jr. and 24-year-old Donte Chandler have been charged in U.S. District Court with felony counts involving theft, conspiracy and fraud. According ...
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