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  • Monday August 24th, 2015
    For­mer Vir­ginia first lady Mau­reen McDon­nell said Wednes­day that a recent appeals court deci­sion reject­ing her husband’s request to over­turn his cor­rup­tion con­vic­tions shouldn’t mean her own appeal suf­fers the same fate. McDonnell’s lawyers filed a brief with the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Appeals ask­ing for her con­vic­tions on cor­rup­tion charges to be vacated, or at least that she get a new trial. ...
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  • Monday August 24th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Beach visitors guide publisher is challenging the state’s rules and fees for distributing information at welcome centers and rest areas. VistaGraphics Inc. president and owner Randy Thompson says in a lawsuit that the rules and fees violate his freedom of speech and due process rights. Defendants include the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Department of Transportation. Thompson tells The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1JuHKGF ...
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  • Monday August 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has its second confirmed case of eastern equine encephalitis this year. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the 3-year-old Tennessee Walker mare from Chesapeake had been bought by the owner three weeks ago. The horse was euthanized Aug. 14 due to the severity of the illness. Its vaccination history is unknown. Lab results received Friday confirmed the illness. The ...
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  • Friday August 21st, 2015
    Courtesy of the WJLA Staff: The Virginia State Police Department and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an endangered missing child alert on behalf of the Suffolk Police Department. 14-year-old Sanise Diamonique Hall was last seen at 2024 Barclay Place in Suffolk, Va. Police believe that Hall is in danger. She is approximately 5-feet-2-inches, weighs about 94 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair with red streaks. She ...
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  • Friday August 21st, 2015
    Lice have grown resistant to over the counter treatments in 25 states, including Virginia, according to NBC Today.  Lice are not alone in this troubling trend, other parasitic insects are learning to out-smart our current treatments.  Kyong Yoon, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, he and his colleagues decided to investigate how prevalent these drug resistant knits really are. “We collected 109 lice ...
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  • Friday August 21st, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — His legal options running out, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that he be allowed to stay out of prison while he makes his final appeal on public corruption convictions. Earlier Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond refused to grant McDonnell’s request to remain free while appealing to the high ...
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  • Friday August 21st, 2015
    Domin­ion Vir­ginia Power has begun a pro­gram in which it uses remote con­trolled drones equipped with cam­eras to inspect ener­gized high-voltage lines. Domin­ion launched the project near White Stone on August 12th, in the company’s first offi­cial patrol of a power line using an unmanned aer­ial vehi­cle. The eight-rotor drone lifted a video cam­era within 20 feet of power lines and a pole, pro­vid­ing close ...
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