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  • Monday January 11th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia lawmakers are set to head back to Capitol for start of the 2016 legislative session. The session is scheduled to start Wednesday. It marks the mid-point of Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s term-limited time in office. Both chambers of the General Assembly are controlled by Republicans, giving the governor little chance of advancing an aggressive agenda. Likewise, the governor’s veto pen gives ...
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  • Monday January 11th, 2016
     CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A man who has been charged with killing two college students in Virginia is set to appear in court. A pretrial hearing for Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr. is expected to be held on Monday. Matthew has been charged with capital murder in the September 2014 disappearance and death of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, whose remains were found about five weeks ...
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  • Friday January 08th, 2016
    A federal court has picked a new congressional map for Virginia that significantly changes the racial makeup of two districts and could help Democrats pick up a seat. But the new map could be short lived if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to throw it out. A three-judge panel Thursday ordered the state to implement a new redistricting map for the 2016 election. The move comes ...
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  • Friday January 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Nine Virginia historical highway markers have won approval, shining a light on conflicts between white settlers and native populations in Rockbridge County, among other historical people and places. The historical roadside narratives have been approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Thousands of historical markers already dot the Virginia landscape. The new entries tell the story of African-American history in several localities. ...
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  • Friday January 08th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s liquor agency says Gov. Terry McAuliffe has accepted all recommendations made by a task force after a college student’s bloody arrest. The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Department said Friday that it’s implementing the changes suggested by the panel appointed by McAuliffe after University of Virginia student Martese Johnson’s arrest last March. Video and photos of the black student bleeding from the ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG – The Virginia Senate will take up a resolution commending retiring Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer when its next session opens on Jan. 13. The resolution lists a number of Beamer’s accomplishments during his 29 years coaching the Hokies, including his 23-year bowl streak and 1999 national championship appearance. “Be it resolved by the Senate of Virginia, that Frank Beamer hereby be commended on the ...
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  • Thursday January 07th, 2016
    A Virginia state senator whose son stabbed him multiple times before fatally shooting himself has filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit against the state and a mental health agency. Sen. R. Creigh Deeds of Bath County claims in the lawsuit that his 24-year-old son, Austin “Gus” Deeds was improperly denied mental health treatment before the deadly November 2013 incident. Defendants in the lawsuit are the state, ...
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