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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Orbital Sciences has agreed to insure a state-owned launch pad in Virginia following a rocket explosion that damaged the Wallops Island facility. An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Oct. 28. Orbital has previously said preliminary investigation results point to a failure in one of the two main engines involved in the first ...
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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    A Spotsylvaina County jury has found James T. Kessler guilty of second-degree murder as well as concealment of a dead body. The verdicts are related to the disappearance of Claudine Gifford last July. The 10 woman two man jury recommended the maximum sentence of 45 years in prison including 40 years on the second-degree murder charge and five years for concealment of a corpse. Gifford’s body ...
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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    Dave Miller Productions of Virginia has done a pair of documentaries about the Chesapeake Bay in the past, and is determined to craft another with the help of PBS.  Dave Miller has already produced “Stripers: The Quest for the Bite” and “Breathing Life into the Chesapeake: of Oyster Boats, and Men” now he is working to develop “Journey on the Chesapeake: the Way Back Home.” “The ...
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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A mining company that wants to tap one of the richest known deposits of uranium in the world says it has filed a legal challenge to Virginia’s 33-year ban on the mining of the radioactive ore. Virginia Uranium Inc. said its attorneys filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Danville. The Chatham company abandoned its campaign to end the state moratorium ...
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  • Wednesday August 05th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Customers of Dominion Virginia Power won’t be getting as large a potential refund or see a rate reduction they otherwise could have been entitled to because of actions by the General Assembly in the last two years, according to a witness hired by the Attorney General’s office. Ralph Smith, an accountant hired by Attorney General Mark Herring to review Dominion’s base rates, ...
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  • Wednesday August 05th, 2015
    Northumberland County Sheriff’s Office has arrested Stanford Cintaz Bromley, also known as “Lil Wac”. Bromley was sought as a person of interest in a shooting had occurred in the 1000 block of Light Street at about 7:00 p.m. August 2nd. The victims were identified as Darvell Kelly and Kendrick Diggs, both residents of Northumberland County. At 3:39 a.m. on August 3, 2015 another shooting call was ...
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  • Wednesday August 05th, 2015
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified an 18-year-old quarry worker who was killed after a silo collapsed at a Loudoun County quarry. The Mine Safety and Health Administration said Tuesday that the victim was Daniel Potter of Front Royal. Loudoun County Fire and Rescue officials said Potter was found about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday underneath large amounts of metal equipment and stone dust. A silo had collapsed ...
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