• Thursday February 02nd, 2017 VirginiaSenate
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Virginia House of Delegates has given preliminary approval to a measure supporters say protects religious liberties, but critics say is an attack on gay rights. The House gave early approval to a bill Wednesday that prohibits the state from penalizing any group or person who believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. Supporters said the measure was needed ...
  • Thursday February 02nd, 2017 Richmond_Virginia_Capitol
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Republican-controlled House of Delegates has passed legislation to require proof of U.S. citizenship before registering to vote in state and local elections. News outlets report that the GOP-sponsored bill passed Wednesday on a 64-33 vote along party lines. The bill would require state registrars to ask for proof of citizenship, instead of just a photo ID. Citizenship tests are not allowed in ...
  • Thursday February 02nd, 2017 VSP
    Virginia State Police are calling it the Trooper Bowl. Police say they will be on the lookout for drunken drivers this coming Super Bowl weekend. The Trooper Bowl will begin on Sunday and last through Monday morning. State Police have said that they will be stepping up patrols across the entire commonwealth to guard against impaired and reckless driving that often comes around the time ...
  • Thursday February 02nd, 2017 urbanna2
    The buzzards of Urbanna may soon be gone. According to Mayor Steve Hollberg, there are some 85 buzzards living in Urbanna. Buzzards are a protected species, but they are still a problem when there are that many in a concentrated area, so the mayor contacted the U.S. Department of Agriculture, after learning that they successfully dealt with a similar buzzard problem in Leesburg. The scavenger ...
  • Wednesday February 01st, 2017 election-2017-logo
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Donald Trump’s path to the presidency included the unusual step of attacking individual major companies, like retailers Macy’s and Amazon. Now insurgent candidates in Virginia’s gubernatorial race – one of the most closely watched contests of 2017 – are employing the same technique. Their target: energy giant Dominion Resources, who critics says uses its political leverage to abuse property rights ...
  • Wednesday February 01st, 2017 crime-solvers
    A Gloucester lodge has been the target of five burglaries recently. According to the sheriff’s office, someone forced their way into the Gloucester Moose Lodge once in December, and four times In January. The crimes happened during the early morning hours of December 13, January 9, 13, 14 and 17. In each of the break-ins damage was caused to the building, and money was stolen. Investigators ...
  • Wednesday February 01st, 2017 norris_bridge
    Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties during daytime hours, beginning tomorrow through Friday, Feb. 3. Work is beginning on a $12.8 million maintenance project to paint the three center bridge spans. The project contractor has installed netting on the bridge that will encourage Peregrine falcons to nest outside of ...
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