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  • Wednesday July 22nd, 2015
    A book­keeper in Chester­field County, who embez­zled nearly a half-million dol­lars, which cost many long­time employ­ees their jobs and forced pay cuts for oth­ers, will spend 2½ years in prison. 45 year old Melissa Mor­ris, siphoned money from the com­pany’s coffers, all the while serving as its pres­i­dent.  Over an eight year period, Mor­ris altered the company’s bank state­ments while writ­ing hun­dreds of checks on ...
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  • Wednesday July 22nd, 2015
    Brian and Shannon Gore were found guilty of felony child abuse in the death of their seven month old son in May, they will be sentenced today with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.  The couple is currently serving 30 years in prison for starving their six-year-old daughter; whom they kept locked in a makeshift cage.   According to a 2011 police report, she ...
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  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015
    The fed­eral hear­ing in the law­suit filed by a 16-year-old trans­gen­der stu­dent against Glouces­ter County Pub­lic Schools has been delayed by one week. The hear­ing was set to begin on Mon­day in the US Dis­trict Court in Nor­folk. It has now been resched­uled and will be heard on Mon­day, July 27th at 11 AM. The law­suit was filed in fed­eral court on behalf of Gavin ...
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  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015
    Dri­vers should be aware that a new traf­fic sig­nal at the inter­sec­tion of Route 17 and TC Walker Road will be acti­vated today. The signal’s flash­ing lights were turned on last Thurs­day, accord­ing to VDOT, to help dri­vers adjust to its pres­ence. The red and green lights become active today, so if you are dri­ving in that area, be aware of it.… police will also ...
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  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015
    The Essex County Sheriff’s office is con­tin­u­ing to inves­ti­gate a home inva­sion and sex crime against a local woman that hap­pened last month. Now, they are ask­ing for your help to catch who­ever is respon­si­ble. It hap­pened back on June 21st around 6pm, when four armed, African American men entered the woman’s home, held her hostage and sex­u­ally assaulted her, as they ran­sacked the house, ...
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  • Tuesday July 21st, 2015
    Honor by The Chronicle of Higher Education puts Rappahannock Community College in elite company. Rappahannock Community College is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The results, released today in The Chronicle’s eighth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of 281 colleges and universities. In all, only 86 ...
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  • Monday July 20th, 2015
    Its was a wild goose chase in the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel this morning at around 6:30am, as a wild-water-fowl ducked and dodged VDOT employees attempts to wrangle the long-necked-nuisance holding up traffic for several miles.  The goose was successfully corralled, unfortunately, a breakdown in the tunnel shortly after has had traffic backed up for a few hours.  VDOT recommends taking an alternate route if possible.
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