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  • Tuesday October 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – More than $3 million in Chesapeake Bay conservation grants are headed to Virginia. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and an Environmental Protection Agency official overseeing the bay’s restoration are scheduled to formally announce the funding Tuesday at a news conference in Richmond. The announcement will be made at Maymont, a scenic Richmond attraction overlooking the James River. A conservation grant totaling $200,000 is going to ...
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  • Monday October 19th, 2015
    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) – The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of a fishing vessel who apparently fell overboard near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The Coast Guard’s Portsmouth station says it received a report early Sunday from two crewmembers aboard the 31-foot boat. They told the guard they believed the captain had fallen into the water between 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 a.m. ...
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  • Monday October 19th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Abandoned vehicles, jewelry, computers – they’re all up for auction Tuesday at Norfolk International Airport. The auction involves lost, found or abandoned items. The airport is also tossing in some surplus items. Besides watches and laptops, the auction will also include a 2004-model Kia Optima and a 1998 Dodge Durango. The auction is scheduled for a long-term parking lot. A preview starts at 9 ...
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  • Monday October 19th, 2015
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – Two people have been sentenced for making methamphetamine in a Roanoke apartment occupied by four children. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1LA4Pc7) reports 45-year-old Ronald Lee Osborne was sentenced Friday to a total of four years in prison for his guilty plea to making meth and allowing children to be present during the act. Twenty-eight-year-old Ellajean Breanne Bishop received a one-year sentence for allowing children ...
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  • Monday October 19th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gas prices in Virginia are holding steady around the $2 mark, with Richmond claiming the lowest fuel prices — $1.95 a gallon. The Triple A Mid-Atlantic says the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel this week is $2.03, the same from a week ago and about 90 cents below the pump price of a year ago. That’s considerably lower than ...
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  • Friday October 16th, 2015
    The Southside Sentinel contributed to this story: This November; the Middlesex County Board of Supervisors plans to discuss doing away with personal property taxes on home ported boats, or those kept in Middlesex County.  The talks are to occur during the board’s “annual retreat” being held at the Deltaville Maritime Museum on Monday, November 16th. Currently, both Lancaster and Gloucester counties have done away with personal property ...
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  • Friday October 16th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials have quietly granted the state’s death row inmates new privileges amid legal challenges from the men awaiting execution. Only a few months ago, condemned inmates left their tiny cells just three days a week for showers, and an hour a day five days a week for recreation in a fenced outdoor cell. A sheet of glass separated them from family ...
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