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  • Monday October 26th, 2015
    FREDRICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Law enforcement officials say two Virginia students have been arrested on accusations of plotting a shooting attack at their high school. Cpt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania County Sherriff’s office said Saturday that the two, ages 15 and 17, were planning to use firearms and knives to attack students and staff at Riverbend High School in Fredericksburg. The sheriff’s office declined to ...
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  • Monday October 26th, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Beach woman has her missing cat back more than two years after it disappeared on a trip to a veterinarian. Amy Lutz-Sexton was reunited with her 9-year-old cat Friday. That’s when Virginia Beach’s animal control office called to say it had the orange tabby. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1MdwoUu) reports Cheddar had run away after Lutz-Sexton dropped her carrier and the cage ...
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  • Monday October 26th, 2015
    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) – The Civil War Trust is set to announce the preservation and restoration of a portion of battlefield that was the site of the largest cavalry battle in American history. The announcement and ribbon cutting are scheduled Monday at Fleetwood Hill on the Brandy Station Battlefield in Culpeper County. The battle of Brandy Station was fought June 9, 1863, and was the opening struggle ...
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  • Monday October 26th, 2015
    A Locust Hill man is charged with arson for set­ting a fire that destroyed his and his wife’s home last Sat­ur­day. Accord­ing to the Mid­dle­sex Sheriff’s Office, 70 year old Larry Carter started the fire fol­low­ing a domes­tic prob­lem. Carter is also charged with assault and bat­tery of a house­hold mem­ber. It was around 6:30PM on Sat­ur­day, the deputies were called to a domes­tic dis­tur­bance ...
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  • Friday October 23rd, 2015
    LURAY, Va. (AP) – A 51-year-old woman’s stepson and husband have been found guilty of murder in connection with the woman’s death. Media outlets report that a Page County jury found George Schuppan and his father, George Schultz, guilty Thursday of first-degree murder, among other charges. The jury recommended life sentences for both. Prosecutors say that 24-year-old Schuppan and 55-year-old Schultz shot Joy Schultz in the basement ...
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  • Friday October 23rd, 2015
    CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) – A Chinese pulp and paper company is breaking ground on a $2 billion manufacturing plant. Shandong Tranlin Paper Co. Ltd. held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday at the site of its future plant on the James River in Chesterfield County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said at the ceremony that the Tranlin plant marked the beginning of a “renaissance” of manufacturing in the Old Dominion. Virginia successfully ...
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  • Friday October 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Growers say the rainy fall has been good for Virginia’s Christmas tree crop. While the summer was dry, the growers say the wetter fall means trees will remain fresh longer after they are cut. Virginia ranks number seven in the nation for Christmas trees, with more than 478,000 harvested in 2012. Kevin Thompson grows about 65,000 Fraser firs in Grayson County. He sells them ...
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