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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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  • Thursday August 27th, 2015
    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Attorney General Mark Herring’s office has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to end a decades-old state moratorium on uranium mining. The office says there’s nothing in the Atomic Energy Act that prohibits Virginia from regulating conventional uranium mining on private property. In a motion filed on Monday, the office says the plaintiff cannot provide evidence that Congress intended ...
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  • Thursday August 27th, 2015
    Trop­i­cal Storm Erika has moved into the east­ern Caribbean. The storm is now located about 110 miles east-southeast of Antigua. It is expected to rake the Vir­gin Islands and Puerto Rico on Thurs­day with 45 miles-per-hour winds. National Hur­ri­cane Cen­ter spe­cial­ist Michael Bren­nan says fore­cast­ers can­not yet pre­dict the storm’s ulti­mate path and max­i­mum strength, and if or how it may even­tu­ally affect us here ...
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  • Thursday August 27th, 2015
    Thirty-six dif­fer­ent peo­ple, all cho­sen by a search firm, will be inter­viewed for Glouces­ter County’s next county admin­is­tra­tor. The inter­views will take place over the next few weeks. The Gazette Jour­nal reports that back in June, Glouces­ter County Super­vi­sors voted to pay Waters and Com­pany Exec­u­tive Recruit­ment of Texas, a fee of $21,000 to con­duct a search for the county’s next chief exec­u­tive. Nor­mally, accord­ing ...
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  • Thursday August 27th, 2015
    FINCASTLE, Va. (AP) – A Charlottesville company has erected two test towers for a proposed wind farm in Botetourt County. Apex Clean Energy will use the towers on North Mountain to gather data about wind strength and frequency. The company has proposed constructing up to 25 wind turbines on a ridgeline about 5 miles east of Eagle Rock. Apex spokesman Kevin Chandler tells The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1KmJgLC ...
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  • Thursday August 27th, 2015
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) – Crews are searching for a 16-year-old boy who disappeared while fishing along the Potomac River near Mount Vernon. A Fairfax Fire and Rescue representative says the teen was fishing with a group of people Wednesday evening where Little Hunting Creek meets the river when they believe he went into the water. The teen was last seen around 8 p.m. near the George ...
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