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  • Tuesday September 08th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The surviving panda cub at the National Zoo has more than doubled in size in the nearly two weeks since he was born. Zoo officials say veterinarians were able to do a quick examination of the male cub on Wednesday when his mother, Mei Xiang (may SHONG), left her den. The cub weighed 10 ounces as of then. He was about 4 ounces ...
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  • Tuesday September 08th, 2015
    At approximately 6:45 p.m. on Desha Road in Essex County, state police suggest that a teen driver lost control of her SUV and hit another car head-on.  According to the police report, the 17 year old female driver was traveling eastbound on Route 659 when she lost control on a curve and struck a vehicle moving westbound.  The teenager was not injured, and was apparently ...
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  • Tuesday September 08th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Media General is buying Meredith Corp. in an approximately $2.4 billion cash-and-stock deal. The combined company, called Meredith Media General, will have 88 television stations in 54 markets and media brands including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents and Shape. Meredith shareholders will receive cash and stock valued at $51.53 per share. That’s a 12 percent premium to the company’s Friday closing price of ...
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  • Tuesday September 08th, 2015
    MATHEWS, Va. (AP) – The body of an 80-year-old man who went missing after his fishing boat capsized near Winter Harbor has been found. The Coast Guard says the man’s grandson found his body on Monday in the water near Winter Harbor, a day after his boat capsized. A good Samaritan discovered the man’s 15-foot boat capsized about 200-yards off the beach east of Winter Harbor and ...
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  • Friday September 04th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Eight days after two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast at a Virginia resort, several Democratic legislators have produced a petition with nearly 28,000 signatures supporting expanded background checks for gun buyers. The northern Virginia lawmakers unveiled the petition Thursday at a news conference in Arlington, signaling a likely push for universal background checks in the next ...
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  • Friday September 04th, 2015
    Next week, con­struc­tion work will get under­way on a drainage improve­ment project on Route 638… Oak Row Road, in Rich­mond County. Oak Row Road will be closed to through traf­fic between Route 622 (Sny­der Road) and Route 639 (Mozingo Road) start­ing at noon on Tues­day. The road will remain closed at the work zone until Nov. 24th. The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion (VDOT) and its ...
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  • Friday September 04th, 2015
    It was just four years ago, when a tor­nado ripped open Page Mid­dle School in Glouces­ter. Now, four years later, stu­dents on Thurs­day got to take a look at the new Page Mid­dle School that they will begin to attend start­ing next week. It’s a two story school, designed with an open con­cept. There are walls and win­dows to let in a lot of nat­ural ...
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