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  • Thursday August 13th, 2015
    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) – A Virginia man has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for attempting to illegally export guns and gun sights to Lebanon. Sam Rafic Ghanem of Springfield, Virginia, was sentenced Wednesday by a federal court judge in Maryland. He was also ordered to pay a nearly $71,000 fine. Ghanem, who was born in Lebanon, owned and operated a freight ...
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  • Thursday August 13th, 2015
    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three managers at a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Virginia are “no longer with the company” for their involvement in fulfilling a customer’s request that no black drivers deliver to her home, a company spokesman said Tuesday. Spokesman Steve Salazar says the Mooresville, North Carolina-based company reacted swiftly when it learned what happened to Lowe’s driver Marcus Bradley, who is black. “We have ...
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  • Thursday August 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three Virginia liquor agents involved in a bloody arrest that prompted allegations of racism followed procedures and did nothing wrong, the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Department said Monday. University of Virginia student Martese Johnson’s arrest caused a furor after photos and video of the 20-year-old, pinned to the sidewalk by an officer and bleeding from the head, were circulated widely on social ...
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  • Thursday August 13th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) — A Norfolk man has pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny after depositing a city check for about $115,000 more than it was supposed to have been for. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1Nsk05s ) reports that Matthew Fox entered his plea Wednesday, more than a year after he deposited a settlement check that read $116,000. Fox says he knew the check was supposed to have ...
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  • Wednesday August 12th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will appeal his public corruption convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court now that a federal appeals court has rejected his bid for a rehearing, he said Tuesday. But his attorney, Henry W. Asbill, declined to say whether McDonnell will have to report to prison to begin serving his two-year sentence. He has remained free on bond since ...
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  • Wednesday August 12th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says two people were injured after a fire erupted aboard the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier while a fighter jet was undergoing refueling. The Navy says the Truman was underway in the Atlantic Ocean when an F/A-18C caught fire on the flight deck Tuesday night. The Navy says the fire was quickly extinguished but the aircraft’s pilot ejected and landed ...
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  • Wednesday August 12th, 2015
    Weg­mans Food Mar­kets plans to open two new stores in Vir­ginia next year. On Tues­day, the com­pany said it has begun hir­ing to fill about 200 full-time posi­tions for its Mid­loth­ian store, which is sched­uled to open next spring. Weg­mans broke ground on Mon­day on its Short Pump store, which is sched­uled to open next sum­mer. Weg­mans is based in Rochester, New York, and says ...
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