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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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  • Tuesday August 04th, 2015
    A preliminary hearing for Martin Martinez; originally scheduled for Monday morning, has been postponed until September 14th.  Martinez is a suspect in the murder of Gloucester High School graduate, and California physician, Amanda Crews. Martinez is currently being charged with murder and child abuse of Crews’ two-year-old son, Christopher Riley.  He is accused of murdering three others: Martinez’ and Crews’ six-month-old daughter, Rachael; Crews’ six-year-old daughter, ...
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  • Tuesday August 04th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia will face less stringent federal requirements for cutting emissions from itspower plants, according to finalized rules announced by President Barack Obama’s administration Monday. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a 2030 target of 934 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted per megawatt hour of electricity generated in Virginia, up from a more strict 810 pounds per MWH first proposed last summer. ...
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  • Tuesday August 04th, 2015
    “The crowds took us all by surprise!” Jill White, co-owner of T&J’s Dairy Barn in Burgess said. And why not? The lovingly restored and maintained antique cars of the Memory Lane Car Club members displayed in the Classic Cars parking lot at the south side of the restaurant drew in admirers and friends of Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat on Saturday night, August 1. Bruce Craig, Volunteer Coordinator for ...
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