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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A highway guardrail system that critics call dangerous has passed most of the safety tests financed by the state of Virginia, according to reports obtained by The Associated Press on Wednesday, but state officials still have concerns about the product and plan to remove it from state roadways. The chief engineer for Virginia’s Department of Transportation said in a memo to employees ...
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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing a billion dollar increase in education spending, small tax cuts, and a 2 percent raise for state employees. The Democratic governor is also renewing his long-shot push to convince the GOP-controlled General Assembly to approve an expansion of Medicaid. McAuliffe unveiled his $109 billion two-year budget proposal Thursday at the Capitol. He says he took a ...
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  • Thursday December 17th, 2015
    The Save the Rappahannock Coalition has run up a legal bill of more than $50,000, and they are asking the Lancaster County Board of supervisors for help paying it. The fees are help to fund the Coalition’s legal battle with Dominion Power over Dominion’s proposed transmission towers across the Rappahannock River adjacent to Robert O. Norris Jr. Bridge. County supervisors in October authorized the county attorney ...
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  • Wednesday December 16th, 2015
    Virginia State Police have released more information regarding a fatal auto-pedestrian accident Tuesday night in Gloucester County. A 1992 Suzuki Sidekick was traveling northbound on Route 17, about 7:30 p.m. near Providence Road, when the driver struck a man running across the travel lane, said spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya. Patrick Danforth, the pedestrian, was killed on impact.  He had exited his car to push a disabled vehicle off the roadway, Anaya said. ...
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  • Wednesday December 16th, 2015
    Press Release from the Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe: RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced a series of budgetary proposals aimed at laying a foundation for a new Virginia economy by investing in higher education and strengthening workforce development. Speaking today at Reynolds Community College before an audience of higher education representatives, business leaders and elected officials, Governor McAuliffe said, “The biennial budget I will introduce this week will make significant investments in ...
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  • Wednesday December 16th, 2015
    The Democratic and Republican parties on Tuesday certified their lineups for Virginia’s March 1 presidential primary, which will feature three Democrats and 13 Republicans. The three Democrats on the ballot are former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The 13 Republicans on the ballot are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson; New Jersey Gov. ...
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  • Tuesday December 15th, 2015
    State Police say a man found in a ditch along John Clayton Memorial Highway on Sunday died of natural causes. Police identified the man Tuesday as 71-year-old George Lockley of Gloucester. Sergeant Michelle Anaya said somebody flagged down a trooper around 10:45 a.m. after coming across an unresponsive male. Medics responded to the scene. The body was taken to the medical examiners office for a final determination of cause ...
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