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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – An Army Corps of Engineers preliminary evaluation concludes that a high-voltage power line beneath a historic section of the James River is not practical. Dominion Virginia Power has previously rejected that suggestion as too costly. The utility instead is seeking to construct towers nearly the height of the Statue of Liberty to carry the lines across the James. That proposal has been roundly ...
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  • Wednesday October 07th, 2015
    Kumbali, a cheetah who faced an uphill battle from birth due to his mothers inability to produce enough milk, has found a best-friend in another part of of the animal kingdom; Kago, a part Labrador rescue puppy.  The two lived together, initially, under constant supervision; however, they have since been moved to an outdoor enclosure.  According to zoo staff, “Their bond has become brother like ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former campaign treasurer for Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw has been charged with embezzling more than $650,000 in campaign funds. Court records show that 51-year-old Linda Diane Wallis of Fairfax is scheduled to enter a guilty plea next week in federal court in Alexandria to a charge of wire fraud conspiracy. Prosecutors say that Wallis, who also used the name Lynn ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Living Museum has launched a campaign to raise $5 million over the next year. The Future Ready campaign is part of the nonprofit museum’s 50th anniversary celebration. The museum says in a news release that one of the campaign’s goals is to reduce its dependence on funding from the city of Newport News. Other goals include a permanent dinosaur trail, a ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – The city of Roanoke is offering a deal to bargain hunters. The city plans to give away surplus desks, chairs and other items from city offices during a “clearance event” on Friday. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1QW3qwh) reports that all of the items are free. But people will have to haul items away themselves. There’s no warranty or guarantee of condition. All items are ...
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  • Tuesday October 06th, 2015
    A Glouces­ter man is a mil­lion dol­lars richer, thanks to the lot­tery. James Moren III says he doesn’t play the lot­tery very often, but he stopped off to buy gro­ceries at the Glouces­ter Food Lion, and when he saw some other cus­tomers lin­ing up for tick­ets for the Power­ball jack­pot, he decided to give it a whirl. Moren ended up match­ing the first five num­bers ...
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  • Monday October 05th, 2015
    LANCASTER EMERGENCY SERVICES reports that effec­tive at 12:00 Noon on Tues­day, the manda­tory evac­u­a­tion order will be lifted for the fol­low­ing affected areas: Wind­mill Point East of Cypress Lane Lit­tle Bay Road, East of Dameron Drive Ocran Road, East of Poplar Creek Cove Fleets Bay Road, East of McSwain Road Morat­tico Road, West of Nor­wood Church Road Belle Isle Road Wood Road, Rat­cliffe Lane and Fos­ter Lane All areas of Towles Point Res­i­dents return­ing ...
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