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  • Monday November 30th, 2015
    Governor Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed Nov. 29 through Dec. 5 as Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia, which serves as a reminder to prepare now before severe weather arrives. Virginia could get a wetter-than-average and colder-than-average winter, according to the National Weather Service. On Nov. 19, the NWS predicted above-median precipitation amounts for December, January and February in Virginia due to a strong El Niño effect. NWS also predicted ...
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  • Monday November 30th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says a private bus carrying several university students has overturned on a highway ramp in the Richmond area and that there are no confirmed fatalities. Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Associated Press the bus overturned Sunday evening on a ramp of the Powhite Parkway where it meets another parkway in Chesterfield County, Virginia. She says several ...
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  • Monday November 30th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Virginia Marine Police say 12 commercial watermen have been charged with violating the state’s oyster laws in the Rappahannock River. Marine Police said Friday that the men face a total of 48 violations, including plundering an oyster sanctuary and oyster theft. The charges include both felonies and misdemeanors. Police say the violations occurred in October. Marine Resources Commissioner John M.R. Bull said if ...
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  • Wednesday November 25th, 2015
    VAoystercountry.com announces the winners of “The Greatest Oyster Contest”. Prizes were awarded in two categories—Commercial Watermen competed for a $500 prize and Residents competed for a $100 prize and a stay at the Tides Inn. Winners were based on the length of oyster in inches. Eleven commercial entries arrived with John Balderson of Mathews bringing in a whopping 11.25” oyster. John is a commercial watermen, primarily gill ...
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  • Wednesday November 25th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Attorney General’s Office has produced a documentary about the dangers of heroin and prescription drug abuse. The film is titled “Heroin: The Hardest Hit.” The attorney general’s office says it Virginians telling their own stories of addiction, overdose and recovery, along with testimony from parents who lost their children to an overdose. Law enforcement and medical officials also explain how ...
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  • Wednesday November 25th, 2015
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Authorities say the body of a missing Bloxom man has been recovered from a car in the Rappahannock River. Media outlets report that 80-year-old Howard Shrieves Jr.’s body was recovered Tuesday near the Fredericksburg City Dock. The Accomack County Sheriff’s Office had reported Shrieves missing Thursday after he failed to arrive as expected in Pocomoke City, Maryland. The trip should have been a ...
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  • Tuesday November 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Starting Wednesday, Virginia State Police will be out in force as highway traffic swells for the start of the long Thanksgiving holiday. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the increased patrols will continue through Sunday night. Col. Steven Flaherty is superintendent of the state police. He says the aim of the beefed up patrols is to stress safe driving and to counter aggressive or impaired ...
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