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  • Tuesday January 12th, 2016
    From: Richmond Times-Dispatch Gov. Terry McAuliffe will seek to impose new caps on the rates and fees charged to consumers through payday loans and car-title loans, the governor said Monday during a radio appearance days before the General Assembly session begins. McAuliffe said he will put a bill forward that would build on previous restrictions by capping both interest and fees at 36 percent. The governor said, ...
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  • Tuesday January 12th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A former detective testified Monday that a police bloodhound detected traces of a slain University of Virginia student inside the apartment and on the car door of the man charged in her killing. According to media outlets, former Louisa County Sheriff’s Office Detective Buck Garner also said the bloodhound found 18-year-old Hannah Graham’s scent at an industrial site about a mile from downtown ...
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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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