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  • Friday October 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Growers say the rainy fall has been good for Virginia’s Christmas tree crop. While the summer was dry, the growers say the wetter fall means trees will remain fresh longer after they are cut. Virginia ranks number seven in the nation for Christmas trees, with more than 478,000 harvested in 2012. Kevin Thompson grows about 65,000 Fraser firs in Grayson County. He sells them ...
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  • Friday October 23rd, 2015
    SOMERSET, Va. (AP) – Officials in Orange County investigating the neglect and mistreatment of dozens of animals at an animal rescue farm say a dozen horses were either found dead or have been put down. A volunteer with an equine rescue group said horses at Peaceable Farm looked like “skin stretched over a skeleton.” Media reports say Hope’s Legacy Equine Rescue is sheltering 29 horses and a ...
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  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015
    The Lan­caster County Sher­iffs Office is look­ing for infor­ma­tion on stolen guns. They say that some­time between 6 PM an 9 PM on Tues­day, Octo­ber 20, some­one entered a home at 349 Peach Tree Lane in White Stone by remov­ing the win­dow air con­di­tioner, and then made off with sev­eral weapons, includ­ing shot­guns, rifles, pis­tols, and ammu­ni­tion, along with a class ring and cash. If ...
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  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1GTgHAn) has filed a lawsuit seeking information about law enforcement officers and those with police powers. The newspaper filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Norfolk Circuit Court against the Department of Criminal Justice Services to gain access to a state database that tracks training for police officers. The action was taken after four months of failed negotiations. The newspaper is seeking the ...
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  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A transgender student who sued after being barred from using the boys’ bathrooms at his Virginia high school is asking a federal appeals court to replace the judge who denied his request for a preliminary injunction. Sixteen-year-old Gavin Grimm’s lawyers say U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar has made statements suggesting he may be suspicious of modern medical science regarding gender identity. They ...
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  • Thursday October 22nd, 2015
    The Town of Kil­marnock will con­duct town wide “Trick or Treat­ing” on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 31st only. As per the Town’s ordi­nances, only chil­dren twelve (12) years of age and under are per­mit­ted to engage in trick or treat­ing. How­ever, the ordi­nance does not pro­hibit any par­ent or guardian from accom­pa­ny­ing their kids. All trick or treat­ing activ­i­ties are to be wrapped up by 9:00PM that ...
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  • Wednesday October 21st, 2015
    On Mon­day, the Vir­ginia State Cor­po­ra­tion Com­mis­sion issued a tem­po­rary injunc­tion against Domin­ion Power. Accord­ing to the Rap­pa­han­nock Record, the injunc­tion enjoins Domin­ion from con­struct­ing a pro­posed trans­mis­sion line across the Rap­pa­han­nock River until an expe­dited hear­ing is held to deter­mine if the pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tion should be made per­ma­nent. The paper reports that an evi­den­tiary hear­ing will be held to deter­mine whether the project comes ...
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