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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man accused of hanging a black-faced dummy in his yard where his black neighbors could see it has been convicted of violating a state law against displaying a noose to intimidate people.A judge returned a guilty verdict Tuesday against 51-year-old Jack Turner of Rocky Mount. Turner could face up to five years in prison and fines of up ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorney General Mark Herring says Virginia has joined a seven-state task force to combat heroin distribution and overdose deaths. The other states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Heroin Task Force are New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Maine. Herring says that by sharing information and collaborating on leads, authorities in the participating states will be better equipped to dismantle large-scale drug ...
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  • Thursday September 24th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state has received a $300,000 federal grant to help implement his administration’s energy goals. One of those goals is to lower energy consumption in Virginia by 10 percent in 2020. The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the grant to the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy. The money will provide additional expert support for the work of ...
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  • Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
    The Chan­dler 3 Miler will kick off the Mon­tross Fall Fes­ti­val on Octo­ber 3rd. The race is named after Fer­die & Bon­nie Chan­dler for their con­tri­bu­tions to the Wash­ing­ton & Lee Cross Coun­try team. Reg­is­tra­tion will begin at 7:00 a.m. The 3 miler race will begin at 8:00am, fol­lowed by the 1 mile race at 9:00AM. There is a reg­is­tra­tion fee for the one mile ...
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  • Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A panel formed after the violent arrest of a student by Virginia’s liquor agency has declined to recommend stripping the agency of its arrest powers. Gov. Terry McAuliffe appointed the panel after a March arrest by Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control agents left a college student bloodied. Video and photos of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson were widely distributed on social media. ...
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  • Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
    BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) – Police say a Spotsylvania County man killed himself on Interstate 95 after he fatally shot another man at a motel in Caroline County. Police tell multiple media outlets that 36-year-old Todd T. Houck killed 36-year-old Jeremy Gift in a room at the Relax Inn in Bowling Green on Tuesday morning. Houck then abducted a woman from the room. County sheriff’s deputies responding ...
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  • Wednesday September 23rd, 2015
    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – Virginia has received an $8.8 million federal grant for a pilot project to reduce childhood hunger. First lady Dorothy McAuliffe announced the 3-6-5 Project to End Childhood Hunger on Tuesday during a visit to Bristol. School divisions in Buchanan, Grayson, Lee, Scott, Smith and Tazewell counties, and in the cities of Bristol and Galax, will participate in the project. The grant from the ...
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