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  • Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Actor Bradley Whitford will be the host for the annual July Fourth concert on the National Mall. Whitford will introduce a lineup performers including headliner Barry Manilow, who will perform a patriotic medley. The “Capitol Fourth” concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol is the prelude to the massive fireworks display on the National Mall. The free event draws hundreds of thousands of ...
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  • Tuesday June 23rd, 2015
    By JESSICA GRESKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A man who flew a gyrocopter through some of America’s most restricted airspace before landing outside the U.S. Capitol says he’s rejected a plea deal in the case that would involve several years in prison. Douglas Hughes spoke after a status hearing in federal court in Washington. He declined to give specifics of ongoing negotiations but said if prosecutors continue ...
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  • Monday June 22nd, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Newport News Shipbuilding is preparing to break ground for a new production facility. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Monday for the Joint Manufacturing and Assembly Facility. The company says the facility will support construction of the Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier and submarine construction. The facility is scheduled to open in 2017. Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not ...
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  • Monday June 22nd, 2015
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is holding an open house for the public to celebrate its 70th anniversary, free and open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 27. The event will be held on Saturday. Wallops launched its first rocket on June 27, 1945. Wallops director Bill Wrobel says in a news release that the facility wants to ...
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  • Monday June 22nd, 2015
    In Mid­dle­sex County Court, a plea agree­ment was rejected on Wednes­day in the case of a Mid­dle­sex High School stu­dent who faces felony charges after four loaded firearms, sev­eral knives and more than 600 rounds of ammu­ni­tion were found in his vehi­cle at the school in Decem­ber. The plea deal called for a deferred deci­sion in the case against the stu­dent, 18 year-old Austin Mar­tin, of ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    Twenty community college faculty members in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) specializations were recently selected by NASA for a three-day program of workshops at Wallops Launch Facility near Chincoteague. Among these were Rappahannock Community College’s Dr. Thomas Mosca III, a professor of mathematics, and engineering instructor Johnny Cornett. The workshops consisted of simulations using data collected during actual missions at Wallops. Their purpose was to ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    The judge presiding over the trial of a Lancaster County man accused of killing and hiding the body of Claudine Gifford last July has agreed to move the trial to Spotsylvania County after a change of venue request by defense attorneys. Lawyers for 54-year-old James T, Kessler argued that coverage of the case by the local newspaper as well as posters of Gifford placed throughout Lancaster ...
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