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  • Tuesday January 05th, 2016
    The Virginia Historical Society’s Story of Virginia Capital Campaign has reached and surpassed its goal of $38 million. The campaign provided significant funds to transform the state headquarters building into a vibrant, bustling museum with beautiful new exhibition galleries and to create a multi-purpose learning center with classrooms, a resource room for teachers, display space, and a studio with the streaming capacity to deliver programs to ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    Peasley Middle School students have been returned safely to the school, after officials evacuated the school this morning because of a threat written on a bathroom wall. A search of the school is complete and nothing suspicious or dangerous has been found. According to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, graffiti was found on a wall this morning. It is unknown how long it had been there.  ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia abolished parole in 1995, but judges weren’t required to tell jurors about that change until 2000. Now, Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration and advocates hope to give a second chance to inmates they say may have been unfairly punished. Advocates and attorneys say that uninformed jurors gave some offenders inflated sentences between 1995 and 2000, thinking they’d serve just part of their term ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three people have kicked off the new year by winning $1 million from the Virginia Lottery. The drawing in the lottery’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle was held Friday. Lottery officials say the winning tickets were sold in Hayes, South Boston and Suffolk. Six additional tickets are worth $25,000. Two of those tickets were sold in Arlington. The others were sold in Hampton, Norfolk, ...
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  • Monday January 04th, 2016
    Virginia State Police were called to a deadly single vehicle crash in Lancaster County early Saturday morning. The crash occurred at 1:19 a.m. on River Road, near Nuttsville Road.  The investigating officer, R.M. Reed concluded that a 1991 Ford Crown Victoria was traveling north on River Road when it ran off the road, striking a tree and catching fire. The driver of the vehicle died at the ...
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  • Tuesday December 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. – Five fatal crashes over the Christmas holiday weekend resulted in the deaths of one pedestrian, one moped operator and three drivers on Virginia’s highways. The deaths occurred in Bedford and Surry counties, and the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Richmond. Alcohol was a factor in at least two of the five fatal crashes. As of Dec. 28, 2015, preliminary reports indicate 732 individuals ...
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  • Tuesday December 29th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Donald Trump has blasted the Republican Party of Virginia via Twitter for its plan to require that 2016 primary voters sign a statement confirming they are Republicans. According to media outlets, Trump says the requirement could discourage independent and first-time voters from casting primary ballots in Virginia, where primaries are open to all registered voters. In one of a series of tweets, ...
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