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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    The woman who sur­vived an on-air shoot­ing that killed two TV jour­nal­ists has been released from the hos­pi­tal. Car­il­ion Roanoke Memo­r­ial Hos­pi­tal spokesman Chris Turn­bull says Vicki Gard­ner was released on Mon­day. Gard­ner, the exec­u­tive direc­tor of the Smith Moun­tain Lake Cham­ber of Com­merce, was answer­ing ques­tions about the com­mu­nity on live TV when gun­fire erupted on Aug. 26. Her hus­band, Tim Gard­ner, has said ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has been awarded $6.9 million in federal grants to expand apprenticeships in high-growth industries. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the awarding of the American Apprenticeships Grants Thursday from the U.S. Department of Labor. McAuliffe’s office says the Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board will receive $4 million for a project targeting skilled trades in the advanced manufacturing industry and higher-demand occupations, such as welders ...
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  • Friday September 11th, 2015
    A lock­-down of busi­nesses in the area of the Main Street Shop­ping Cen­ter in Glouces­ter was ordered by the Glouces­ter County Sheriff’s Office after receiv­ing a call about a per­son walk­ing on the roof of the Dol­lar Gen­eral Store with a gun. The Sheriff’s Office acti­vated their Spe­cial Oper­a­tions Unit and searched the area, but no one was found. The lock­down was lifted sev­eral hours ...
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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    Ardella Newman bought a $2 scratch-off ticket at an Alexandria grocery store Tuesday. She tried to cash in the ticket to score the $20,000 jackpot. The Virginia Lottery says that Newman was trying to cash in two separate tickets, the lower portion of one ticket and the top portion of another. This is a Class 6 felony according to the Code of Virginia, which reads: “Any person ...
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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    According to the Virginia State Police, 13 fatal crashes occurred over the course of the 2015 Labor Day weekend; at least two of which involved alcohol.  Nine drivers, four passengers, a pedestrian and a cyclist all lost their lives to traffic accidents.  The incidents occurred in the counties of Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Pittsylvania, Spotsylvania and York; and in the cities of ...
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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was a “full player” in a bribery scheme with her husband and an appeals court should reject her request to overturn her corruption convictions just like it did for him, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors filed a brief with the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that McDonnell received a fair trial and does ...
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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has shipped out 1,600 Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates, minus an image of a Confederate flag that Gov. Terry McAuliffe deemed divisive. A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles said Wednesday the freshly minted plates are similar to the old ones. They still feature three Confederate military leaders astride horses above the name of the Southern heritage group. McAuliffe ...
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