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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    MONETA, Va. (AP) – Police say two people were taken to hospitals after a single-engine Cessna crashed and caught fire in Moneta. State Police Sgt. Richard C. Garletts says the plane crashed Sunday afternoon about a quarter-mile from the Smith Mountain Lake Airport. Two people were airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. One of them was later flown to Wake Forest for burn treatment. Their names ...
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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    Vir­ginia State Police have charged a career police offi­cer, who is also run­ning for Sher­iff in Charles City County, with six felony counts of mak­ing false state­ments on legal forms. 46-year-old Vance Richards, of West Point, turned him­self into the state police last week, fol­low­ing a three month inves­ti­ga­tion into the address he pro­vided on the Charles City Sheriff’s appli­ca­tion doc­u­ments. The Charles City County ...
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  • Monday September 14th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – AAA says the summer driving season has ended with the lowest national average gas prices for the Labor Day holiday in more than a decade. The auto club says the national average gas price was $2.34 per gallon for unleaded on Sunday. The Washington metro area average price matched the national average at $2.34 per gallon. Gas prices have been lower throughout the summer ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    Gov­er­nor Terry McAu­li­ffe has announced the win­ners of the first-ever Vir­ginia Veloc­ity Busi­ness Plan Com­pe­ti­tion, which pro­vided $850,000 to five com­pa­nies in the bio­-science and energy sec­tors that were look­ing to expand their busi­ness here in Vir­ginia. In announc­ing the win­ners, Gov­er­nor McAu­li­ffe said that it is crit­i­cal to sup­port, attract and retain entre­pre­neurs in Vir­ginia. He said startup firms are an impor­tant source of ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    The woman who sur­vived an on-air shoot­ing that killed two TV jour­nal­ists has been released from the hos­pi­tal. Car­il­ion Roanoke Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal spokesman Chris Turn­bull says Vicki Gard­ner was released on Mon­day. Gard­ner, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Smith Moun­tain Lake Cham­ber of Com­merce, was answer­ing ques­tions about the com­mu­nity on live TV when gun­fire erupted on Aug. 26. Her hus­band, Tim Gard­ner, has said ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has been awarded $6.9 million in federal grants to expand apprenticeships in high-growth industries. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the awarding of the American Apprenticeships Grants Thursday from the U.S. Department of Labor. McAuliffe’s office says the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board will receive $4 million for a project targeting skilled trades in the advanced manufacturing industry and higher-demand occupations, such as welders ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    A lock­-down of busi­nesses in the area of the Main Street Shop­ping Cen­ter in Glouces­ter was ordered by the Glouces­ter County Sheriff’s Office after receiv­ing a call about a per­son walk­ing on the roof of the Dol­lar Gen­eral Store with a gun. The Sheriff’s Office acti­vated their Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Unit and searched the area, but no one was found. The lock­down was lifted sev­eral hours ...
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