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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    Some boat slips at the Urbanna Town Marina, have report­edly filled in since the marina was built in 2006 and now need to be dredged. Marina Man­ager Dianne Franck told town coun­cil she applied for a fed­eral Boat­ing Infra­struc­ture Grant that would fund $73,800 of the dredg­ing cost. If awarded, that would mean that the remain­ing share of the cost would fall upon the town’s ...
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  • Sunday August 30th, 2015
    New Kent Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a scam that is making its rounds in the county. According to a press release sent by New Kent Chief Deputy J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr., the scammers identify themselves as representatives of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association. The caller solicits funds and says the money will be used to assist children and/or spouses of deputies that have been ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    John P. Flaherty, 57, of Haymarket, Virginia was arrested last week after police found an estimated $1.1 million worth of supplies to make synthetic drugs in his townhouse in Haymarket and in a storage unit in Warrenton.  According to police, he shipped the drug across the country by mail. Flaherty was tracked down in Las Vegas, where he has a second home, with help from a ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former Marine involuntarily held for psychiatric evaluation in Virginia after posting threatening anti-government messages on Facebook is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate his lawsuit. Attorneys for Brandon Raub filed the petition Wednesday. In his lawsuit, Raub claimed that a Chesterfield County mental health screener who recommended his detention violated his free-speech rights and the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group. Seventeen-year-old Ali Shukri Amin of Manassas faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria. Prosecutors, however, could recommend he serve less time. Amin pleaded guilty in June ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former employee at the Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice has been sentenced to two years in prison for bribery. The U.S. attorney’s office says 65-year-old Connie Richardson of Richmond was sentenced in federal court Thursday. She also was ordered to pay more than $158,000 in restitution. Richardson pleaded guilty in May. According to court documents, Richardson oversaw a program governing the transportation ...
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  • Thursday August 27th, 2015
    By The Associated Press ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local): 7:40 a.m. As WDBJ-TV broadcasts its morning show a day after two of its journalists were killed, people are stopping by two colorful memorials outside. WDBJ was in the middle of its “Mornin'” show on Thursday. During the same show one day earlier, reporter Alison ...
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