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  • Friday August 21st, 2015
    Domin­ion Vir­ginia Power has begun a pro­gram in which it uses remote con­trolled drones equipped with cam­eras to inspect ener­gized high-voltage lines. Domin­ion launched the project near White Stone on August 12th, in the company’s first offi­cial patrol of a power line using an unmanned aer­ial vehi­cle. The eight-rotor drone lifted a video cam­era within 20 feet of power lines and a pole, pro­vid­ing close ...
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  • Thursday August 20th, 2015
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – A state historical marker is being rededicated at Fort Monroe to recognize the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia. Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam will join Hampton Mayor George Wallace for the ceremony Friday. The marker will recognize the first Africans to arrive in Virginia on an English privateer. The 20 or so Africans had been captured from a Portuguese slave ship. The ...
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  • Thursday August 20th, 2015
    LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) – Washington and Lee University says the Sons of Confederate Veterans no longer can use the campus chapel for an annual ceremony. Multiple media outlets report that the university has denied the group’s request to rent the chapel for a celebration of Lee-Jackson Day in 2016. The group’s Stonewall Brigade had held the ceremony at Lee Chapel for more than a decade. Washington and Lee ...
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  • Thursday August 20th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says a recent appeals court decision rejecting her husband’s request to overturn his corruption convictions shouldn’t mean her own appeal suffers the same fate. McDonnell’s lawyers filed a brief late Wednesday with the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking for her convictions on corruption charges to be vacated, or at least that she get ...
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  • Thursday August 20th, 2015
    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former police officer charged with murder for shooting and killing a man during a domestic disturbance call collapsed Wednesday in a northern Virginia courtroom after being denied bail in his initial court appearance. Adam Torres, 32, of Culpeper, fainted toward the end of a 20-minute hearing as lawyers discussed a possible December trial date. After standing for several minutes, Torres collapsed, ...
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  • Wednesday August 19th, 2015
    MARTINSVILLE, VA (AP) — An investigation of the 2002 slayings of a Virginia family is shifting focus to the nine-year-old daughter. Henry County Sheriff Lane Perry tells media outlets it’s possible that Jennifer Short was the target. Perry says investigators are asking Jennifer Short’s childhood friends to think back to when she and her parents were killed and see if they remember anything. He says investigators ...
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  • Wednesday August 19th, 2015
    This past fiscal year, the Virginia Lottery generated more than $1.84 billion in revenue.  This is good news for Virginia schools who, under current laws governing the lottery, receive 30% of all profits.  This time around the hauled in approximately $534 million.  Players netted a record $1.1 billion, while stores received nearly $104 million in commission. Virginia Lottery Director Paula Otto described where this surge is ...
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