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  • Friday October 02nd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The latest on drenching rains in Virginia. All times are local: 8:50 a.m.: The emergency management coordinator in Chincoteague is urging residents to be wary of tidal flooding. Brian Rush says that’s the main concern Friday and Friday night, with steady rainfall expected to become heavier throughout the day. High tides are forecast around noon and shortly after midnight. The National Weather Service says up ...
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  • Friday October 02nd, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Jesse Matthew, charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, could receive up to life in prison for another attack on a woman a decade ago. Matthew, of Charlottesville, is scheduled for sentencing Friday afternoon in Fairfax County for attempted capital murder and sexual assault on a woman in 2005. DNA evidence collected from Matthew during last year’s ...
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  • Thursday October 01st, 2015
    Lancaster County Schools will be closed Friday Oct 2 due to the weather and concerns about possible flooding From www.lancova.com The Director of Emergency Management has declared a State of Emergency for Lancaster County, effective at 11:44 AM today, October 1, 2015 for severe weather threatening Lancaster County. Lancaster County is expecting to receive an additional 4-7 inches of rain throughout the upcoming weather events, including possible impacts ...
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  • Thursday October 01st, 2015
    Domin­ion Vir­ginia Power rep­re­sen­ta­tives have responded to com­ments pub­lished last week in the South­side Sen­tinel and the Rap­pa­han­nock Record, regard­ing plans to build 10 news steel struc­tures to carry trans­mis­sion lines across the Rap­pa­han­nock River. Domin­ion project man­ager Wes Krek said the line plays an impor­tant role in serv­ing the North­ern Neck, and it is not a “backup” line. A ren­der­ing pub­lished in the Rap­pa­han­nock ...
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  • Thursday October 01st, 2015
    By ALANNA DURKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorneys for a death row inmate in Virginia are pushing to spare the 49-year-old’s life as his scheduled execution nears. The state has been planning to execute Alfredo Prieto at 9 p.m. on Thursday but it’s unclear whether that will take place. A federal judge in Alexandria approved an order Wednesday temporarily blocking Prieto’s execution after his attorneys raised concerns ...
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  • Thursday October 01st, 2015
    The Vir­ginia Marine Resource Com­mis­sion has voted unan­i­mously to rescind a “lim­ited entry pol­icy” that would have resulted in the revo­ca­tion of more than half of the state-issued oys­ter dredge licenses and hand scrape licenses. The com­mis­sion approved the con­tro­ver­sial pol­icy in August, and it was imme­di­ately crit­i­cized by com­mer­cial oys­ter­men, who said it would put many of them com­pletely out of busi­ness. At a ...
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  • Wednesday September 30th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – With a deadline looming, nearly $2 million in state matching funds is available to Virginia localities for farmland preservation. Oct. 30 is the deadline to apply to the Office of Farmland Preservation of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The matching dollars are earmarked for the purchase of development rights. In exchange for the purchase of development rights, farm and forest ...
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