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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    Donald Trump held a campaign rally at Richmond International Raceway on Wednesday, and the polarizing figure attracted a mixture of supporters and protesters.  This volatile mix led to conflict between the two groups.  Upon security attempting to escort some protesters away from the rally; things got violent, and a CNN cameraman was able to capture the tense moment on video.  Trump was quick to remind ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal appeals court has put former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s case on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review her husband’s public corruption convictions. The appeals court issued its one-sentence order Wednesday, a day after former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell filed his petition with the Supreme Court. In the petition, Bob McDonnell’s lawyers argue that he was convicted ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia War Memorial and the American Legion are teaming up to collect and properly dispose of tattered and soiled U.S. flags. From Nov. 6 through Nov. 15, anyone with an American flag in poor condition can bring it to the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. The flags will be retired as part of a form ceremony conducted by members of American ...
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  • Thursday October 15th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Three former baggage handlers at Norfolk International Airport have been arrested on charges they stole cash, weapons and other valuables from passengers’ bags. Virginia media outlets report that indictments unsealed Wednesday reveal that 25-year-old Charles Arthur Perry Jr., 27-year-old Gregory Paul Wingard Jr. and 24-year-old Donte Chandler have been charged in U.S. District Court with felony counts involving theft, conspiracy and fraud. According ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – The World Bank is offering up to $1.2 million in research grants to combat global sexual violence in memory of slain University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1LjAbQv ) that grants of up to $150,000 each will be provided in cooperation with the Sexual Violence Research Initiative and will go to researchers examining prevention efforts in low- and ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s founding river is due for a checkup. The James River Association is scheduled to release its “State of the James” report card on Wednesday. The report is designed to examine the status and trends of indicators in four categories. The four are fish and wildlife, habitat, pollution reductions and protection and restoration actions. The so-called report card is issued every other year by ...
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  • Wednesday October 14th, 2015
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) – Donations have boosted a reward offered for information in the theft of one Chincoteague’s famed wild ponies. The Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company had offered a $1,000 reward in the case. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/1NGsABA) of Salisbury, Maryland, reports that donations have increased the reward to $2,300. Police say the pony, named Dreamer’s Faith, was stolen in September from the corral area at the ...
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