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  • Thursday July 30th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential contest has grown to 17 candidates with Wednesday’s entry of Jim Gilmore. The former Virginia governor told The Associated Press earlier this month that he would announce his candidacy in early August. On Wednesday, he filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. Gilmore, a former Army intelligence officer, completed one term as governor in 2002. He joins a robust ...
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  • Thursday July 30th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A health official says flesh-eating bacteria contributed to the death of a Virginia man. The Richmond Times-Dispatch http://bit.ly/1fEG4OU reports 75-year-old Charles Horner of Mechanicville died last week after a leg cut he sustained from a catfish spine in the Rappahannock River became infected. Chickahominy Health District Director Thomas Franck says Horner is the first death reported in Virginia this year from vibrio vulnificus. The bacteria ...
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  • Thursday July 30th, 2015
    The University of Virginia graduates implicated in a notorious and now debunked Rolling Stone article; titled “A Rape on Campus,” have filed a lawsuit against the magazine.  The men are suing on multiple counts including: defamation of character and negligent infliction of emotional distress.  For each count they are asking for at least $75,000. This all stems from a 2012 sexual assault allegation by a woman ...
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  • Wednesday July 29th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than 400 years near the altar of what was America’s first Protestant church in Jamestown, Virginia. The four burial sites were uncovered in the earthen floor of what was Jamestown’s historic Anglican church from 1608, a team of scientists and historians ...
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  • Wednesday July 29th, 2015
    River­side Tap­pa­han­nock Hos­pi­tal has named Esther Des­i­mini as it’s new admin­is­tra­tor. She is a for­mer HCA Vir­ginia Vice-President and a for­mer hos­pi­tal admin­is­tra­tor at Hen­rico Doctor’s Hos­pi­tal in Rich­mond. Des­i­mini holds both a nurs­ing and a master’s degree, and she spe­cial­ized in oncol­ogy at both John Hop­kins and Hos­pi­tal of the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia. In 1992, she moved to Vir­ginia to con­tinue her nurs­ing prac­tice ...
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  • Wednesday July 29th, 2015
    The trial of James Todd Kessler, in con­nec­tion with the dis­ap­pear­ance and sus­pected mur­der of Clau­dine Gif­ford began Tues­day. Kessler was charged with First Degree Mur­der and Con­ceal­ment of a Dead Body. Most of yes­ter­day was filled with jury selec­tion, how­ever there was time at the end of the day for open­ing state­ments. No wit­nesses were called to tes­tify. The charges were brought in Lan­caster ...
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  • Wednesday July 29th, 2015
    A Prince George County woman has been con­victed for her part in a regional drug ring. 32-year-old Amy Vrable pleaded no con­test to con­spir­ing to dis­trib­ute oxycodone last year, after cre­at­ing con­ter­feit oxy­codone pre­scrip­tions and then direct­ing oth­ers to pick up the drugs while the group’s main leader was incar­cer­ated. Pros­e­cu­tors say Vrable was involved in many of the 186 bogus prescriptions, which helped ille­gally ...
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