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  • Monday October 12th, 2015
    According to WTVR CBS6; Donald Trump will be hosting a rally at Richmond International Raceway this Wednesday, October 14th.  The event will take place in the Main Exhibition Hall starting at 7 pm.  The event is free to attend; however, it is recommended that individuals looking to attend get tickets as soon as possible as space is limited.  Tickets can be ordered at Eventbrite.  Trump’s ...
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  • Monday October 12th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s fall wildfire season begins this week and foresters are asking residents to use caution while burning outdoors. The season begins Thursday and runs through Nov. 30. The Virginia Department of Forestry says most wildfires in the state have been caused by people burning trash or yard debris. Residents are advised to clean the burn spot and surrounding area down to mineral soil, make ...
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  • Friday October 09th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – About 800,000 Virginians are signed up for a multi-state earthquake drill next week. Virginia emergency officials say the “Great Southeast Shakeout” is set for Oct. 15. Schools, business, government agencies and individuals are expected to join in the drill in which participants are asked to “drop, cover and hold on.” That means drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy desk or ...
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  • Friday October 09th, 2015
    160 inmates serving sentences for drug crimes will be released in Virginia as part of a federal initiative to limit prison overcrowding and retroactively reduce sentencing for non-violent drug offenders.  Most will go to halfway houses or home confinement before being placed on supervised leave.  Of the approximately 6,000 federal inmates to be released in the coming weeks, one third are foreign citizens who will ...
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  • Friday October 09th, 2015
    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Two water-protection groups are seeking a say in a lawsuit aimed at ending Virginia’s decades-long moratorium on uranium mining. Friday in U.S. District Court in Danville, attorneys for the Dan River Basin Association and the Roanoke River Basin Association will argue that they should be allowed to intervene in the lawsuit. It was brought by Virginia Uranium Inc., the company that wants to ...
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  • Friday October 09th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Health says about 20 miles of the James River that was closed to shellfish harvesting has reopened. Parts of the river were closed because heavy rainfall and tidal flooding may have washed animal waste and human sewage into tidal waters from upland areas. The area still closed includes Ragged Island Creek, Chuckatuck Creek and the Nansemond River. Health ...
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  • Thursday October 08th, 2015
    The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT,) received an additional $55.5 million in federal funds originally ear-marked for other states.  The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) re-appropriated these funds to Virginia and several other states with projects currently planned.   According to Gov. McAuliffe: “Virginia aggressively pursues federal dollars for transportation, maximizing all resources available, which leaves us in an excellent position to get more funding, by carefully investing ...
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