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  • Tuesday November 24th, 2015
    State regulators have ordered Dominion Virginia Power to refund $19.7 million to customers. A typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity will receive a credit of about $4 to $5 to be spread out over six months beginning in February. The State Corporation Commission ruled Monday that Dominion Virginia Power customers paid too much in 2013 and 2014. The commission reached that conclusion during its regular biennial ...
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  • Tuesday November 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Starting Wednesday, Virginia State Police will be out in force as highway traffic swells for the start of the long Thanksgiving holiday. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the increased patrols will continue through Sunday night. Col. Steven Flaherty is superintendent of the state police. He says the aim of the beefed up patrols is to stress safe driving and to counter aggressive or impaired ...
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  • Monday November 23rd, 2015
    The Northumberland County Sheriff’s office is asking for the community’s help in locating a John Deere 2520 utility tractor that was taken from the Remo area of the county.  Officials say the tractor was stolen during the last two weeks of October.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Ashby Allen at 804-724-0592.
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  • Monday November 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s unemployment rate has declined for the fourth month in a row. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said Friday that the seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 4.2 percent in October. That’s down slightly from 4.3 percent in September. Virginia’s rate is the lowest it has been since August 2008, when it was also 4.2 percent. The state’s jobless rate remains below the national average, ...
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  • Monday November 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – AAA Mid-Atlantic says Virginia motorists will pay the lowest Thanksgiving week gasoline prices since 2008. The auto club says the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Virginia on Sunday was $1.92. That’s down seven cents from last week and significantly below the $2.66 that state drivers were paying a year ago. The Richmond and Norfolk areas are tied for ...
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  • Monday November 23rd, 2015
    BOHANNON, Va. A 13-year-old boy from Mathews County died from a hunting accident Thursday evening. Officials with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries have confirmed that the 13 year old victim was shot with a shotgun by a 17-year-old boy while the two were hunting on private property in the Long Lane and Myrtle Grove Avenue area of Bohannon in Mathews County. Officials with ...
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  • Friday November 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A commission appointed by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has decided not to recommend re-establishing parole to the state’s criminal justice system any time soon. According to the Daily Press of Newport News (http://bit.ly/1MWOkmM ), the group decided Wednesday that there are shortcomings in the sweeping reforms that largely abolished parole there 20 years ago, but more study is needed before such a ...
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