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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    According to the Virginia State Police, 13 fatal crashes occurred over the course of the 2015 Labor Day weekend; at least two of which involved alcohol.  Nine drivers, four passengers, a pedestrian and a cyclist all lost their lives to traffic accidents.  The incidents occurred in the counties of Dinwiddie, Essex, Fairfax, Gloucester, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Pittsylvania, Spotsylvania and York; and in the cities of ...
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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was a “full player” in a bribery scheme with her husband and an appeals court should reject her request to overturn her corruption convictions just like it did for him, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Prosecutors filed a brief with the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that McDonnell received a fair trial and does ...
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  • Thursday September 10th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia has shipped out 1,600 Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates, minus an image of a Confederate flag that Gov. Terry McAuliffe deemed divisive. A spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles said Wednesday the freshly minted plates are similar to the old ones. They still feature three Confederate military leaders astride horses above the name of the Southern heritage group. McAuliffe ...
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  • Wednesday September 09th, 2015
    A group call­ing them­selves No Tow­ers Dot Org is tak­ing aim at Domin­ion Power’s claims regard­ing pro­posed tow­ers on the Rap­pa­han­nock, say­ing that Domin­ion is exag­ger­at­ing the costs of alter­na­tives. The group says that Dominion’s cost esti­mates for the under­wa­ter alter­na­tives are highly inflated.  Domin­ion has repeat­edly claimed, accord­ing to No Tow­ers Dot Org, that the under­wa­ter option would cost 3–5 times more than the ...
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  • Wednesday September 09th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – The Alexandria City Council has voted to ban the flying of Confederate flags by the city. The council approved the ban unanimously on Tuesday. The vote ends the city’s practice of putting up Confederate flags on city property to mark Robert E. Lee’s birthday and Confederate Memorial Day. The council also voted to form a citizens committee to review the city’s flag policies ...
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  • Wednesday September 09th, 2015
    By STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – An independent review of the University of Virginia’s handling of a student’s gang rape allegations will not be publicly released because of privacy concerns. The review focuses on the Charlottesville school’s handling of an alleged gang rape that was reported in graphic detail by Rolling Stone magazine. The piece was later retracted. In an email from the school’s Freedom of ...
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  • Wednesday September 09th, 2015
    A Glouces­ter County High School trans­gen­der stu­dent will have to con­tinue to use a pri­vate, sep­a­rate bath­room. Gavin Grimm, who was born female, but iden­ti­fies as a male says that using a sep­a­rate bath­room makes him feel “sin­gled out” and is a sign of dis­crim­i­na­tion. A law­suit was filed after Grimm was allowed to use the boys restroom for sev­eral weeks with no prob­lem, before ...
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