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  • Tuesday December 19th, 2017
    GLOUCESTER POINT, Va. – A woman has been arrested in a shooting that killed two people, according to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office.Amanda Epps, 22, of Hayes, Virginia was arrested on December 15. She was charged with use of a firearm in commission of a felony and two counts of first degree murder. She is being held in the Gloucester County Jail with no bond. The Gloucester ...
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  • Monday December 18th, 2017
    A 20-year-old man from Yorktown was sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing an 18-year-old and wounding three others in a mass shooting in Ware Neck in January 2016. Dijon Whitter pleaded guilty to second degree murder and seven other felonies during his trial that took place back in July. Wittier was sentenced last week in Gloucester Circuit Court to the 40-year maximum for second ...
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  • Monday December 18th, 2017
      MANASSAS, Va. (AP) – Danica Roem made history when she became the first transgender woman elected to a state legislature. In the process, she made a northern Virginia highway famous by relentlessly touting her plan to fix the clogged road. Route 28 connects northern Virginia’s outer suburbs and runs through Roem’s district. Her campaign to improve the commute on 28 even included a plug on the ...
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  • Monday December 18th, 2017
      The winners of the annual Montross Christmas Decorating Contest have been announced, and they are as follows… In the business category, first place goes to Montross Brewery; Second Place – Yesterday’s Restaurant; Third Place – Chong’s Barber Shop; and Honorable Mention – Montross Laundromat. In the residential category, the awards go to… In First Place – Joseph and Geneva Reed – 658 Lyells Street; Second ...
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  • Friday December 15th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will leave office without pardoning a German diplomat’s son serving a life sentence in the 1985 slayings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. Jens Soering submitted a request for the governor’s clemency. Activists also have sought a pardon for Soering. But The Washington Post reports that the outgoing governor says Virginia is still investigating claims that DNA evidence indicates that Soering ...
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  • Friday December 15th, 2017
    A huge drug sweep, dubbed “Operation Autumn Harvest” was conducted by the Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office between December 6th, and December 12th. A long list of names are now among those arrested. They include 38 year old Donald Scruggs of Tappahannock; 38 year old Ursula Scott of Tappahannock; 42 year old Crystal King of Callao; 43 year old Terry Parker and 42 year old Carla ...
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  • Thursday December 14th, 2017
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The federal government is recommending reducing the commercial fishing quota for butterfish by more than 40 percent in the coming year. Butterfish are small fish that are used for food and bait. They’re caught along the East Coast. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is proposing a decrease of 41 percent in the 2018 quota for the fish. The agency says an assessment ...
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