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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    Mid­dle­sex County admin­is­tra­tor Matt Walker reported that the county’s recent prop­erty acqui­si­tion on Jack­son Creek in Deltaville will be part of a com­pre­hen­sive eval­u­a­tion to deter­mine what pub­lic access uses are advis­able for the prop­erty. This study will be part of a larger county and regional pub­lic access author­ity study funded by a grant from the Vir­ginia Coastal Zone Man­age­ment Pro­gram and the Sea­Grant Coali­tion ...
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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    In Math­ews County, a man was sen­tenced on Wednes­day to 10 years in prison for dis­trib­ut­ing heroin. 33 year old Damien Flow­ers of Dut­ton will serve that time after his con­vic­tion on two other charges of dis­tri­b­u­tion of heroin. Flow­ers also received a five-year sen­tence, with two and a half years sus­pended, on a charge of child neglect, which he will serve in addi­tion to ...
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  • Monday August 31st, 2015
    Some boat slips at the Urbanna Town Marina, have report­edly filled in since the marina was built in 2006 and now need to be dredged. Marina Man­ager Dianne Franck told town coun­cil she applied for a fed­eral Boat­ing Infra­struc­ture Grant that would fund $73,800 of the dredg­ing cost. If awarded, that would mean that the remain­ing share of the cost would fall upon the town’s ...
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  • Sunday August 30th, 2015
    New Kent Sheriff’s Office is warning citizens of a scam that is making its rounds in the county. According to a press release sent by New Kent Chief Deputy J. Joseph McLaughlin Jr., the scammers identify themselves as representatives of the Virginia Sheriff’s Association. The caller solicits funds and says the money will be used to assist children and/or spouses of deputies that have been ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    John P. Flaherty, 57, of Haymarket, Virginia was arrested last week after police found an estimated $1.1 million worth of supplies to make synthetic drugs in his townhouse in Haymarket and in a storage unit in Warrenton.  According to police, he shipped the drug across the country by mail. Flaherty was tracked down in Las Vegas, where he has a second home, with help from a ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former Marine involuntarily held for psychiatric evaluation in Virginia after posting threatening anti-government messages on Facebook is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate his lawsuit. Attorneys for Brandon Raub filed the petition Wednesday. In his lawsuit, Raub claimed that a Chesterfield County mental health screener who recommended his detention violated his free-speech rights and the constitutional protection against unreasonable search and ...
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  • Friday August 28th, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A Virginia teenager is set to be sentenced for helping another teen travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and providing other aid to the militant group. Seventeen-year-old Ali Shukri Amin of Manassas faces up to 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced Friday in federal court in Alexandria. Prosecutors, however, could recommend he serve less time. Amin pleaded guilty in June ...
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