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  • Friday August 07th, 2015
    August brings the dog days of summer, and that was especially true at the Northumberland Public Library on August 4. That’s when the library’s first “Read to the Dogs” event made its 2015 debut. Children of any age come in for one designated hour every Tuesday in August at 10 a.m. Kids read aloud – with either their own book or a book from the library ...
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  • Friday August 07th, 2015
    The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has approved a permit application from Dominion Virginia Power seeking authorization to put new steel pilings for transmission lines across the Rappahannock River. The new infrastructure would be erected east of the Robert O. Norris Jr. Memorial Bridge, replacing the power lines which are currently attached to the bridge. Several recommendations and conditions were proposed by the VMRC; including preventing pile driving ...
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  • Friday August 07th, 2015
    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) – Virginia has revoked specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag after a federal judge dissolved an injunction allowing the image. Attorney General Mark Herring’s office said Thursday evening that the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin replacing about 1,600 existing plates. U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser says in a Thursday order that his 2001 injunction is no longer valid. The U.S. Supreme ...
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  • Friday August 07th, 2015
    Suffolk County’s Homicide Squad and Crime Stoppers are attempting to identify the remains of a woman found in March on an East Setauket bike path. Police have released a sketch of the woman who’s remains were found off the Greenway Bicycle Path off Gnarled Hollow Road on March 22. Homicide detectives believe the remains may have been hidden near the bike path for about a year.  The ...
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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Orbital Sciences has agreed to insure a state-owned launch pad in Virginia following a rocket explosion that damaged the Wallops Island facility. An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff on Oct. 28. Orbital has previously said preliminary investigation results point to a failure in one of the two main engines involved in the first ...
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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    A Spotsylvaina County jury has found James T. Kessler guilty of second-degree murder as well as concealment of a dead body. The verdicts are related to the disappearance of Claudine Gifford last July. The 10 woman two man jury recommended the maximum sentence of 45 years in prison including 40 years on the second-degree murder charge and five years for concealment of a corpse. Gifford’s body ...
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  • Thursday August 06th, 2015
    Dave Miller Productions of Virginia has done a pair of documentaries about the Chesapeake Bay in the past, and is determined to craft another with the help of PBS.  Dave Miller has already produced “Stripers: The Quest for the Bite” and “Breathing Life into the Chesapeake: of Oyster Boats, and Men” now he is working to develop “Journey on the Chesapeake: the Way Back Home.” “The ...
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