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  • Monday July 17th, 2017
      FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a 60-year-old woman who leaped from a bridge in Virginia has survived. The Free Lance-Star reports the woman jumped from the Falmouth Bridge and landed in the Rappahannock River on Saturday. The woman was removed from the water by two citizens. Stafford County Sheriff’s Office spokesman 1st Lt. Eric Quinn says they received a call about the jump at 12:37 p.m. ...
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  • Monday July 17th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A judge has thrown out a conviction for an activist who was arrested after laughing during Attorney General Jeff Session’s Senate confirmation hearing. Judge Robert Morin, the chief judge of the D.C. Superior Court, on Friday ordered a retrial for Desiree Fairooz. Fairooz, of Bluemont, Virginia, laughed when a senator said Sessions had a record of “treating all Americans equally under the law” during ...
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  • Monday July 17th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A monument honoring African-American civil rights advocate Maggie Walker has been unveiled in Richmond, Virginia. A ceremony was held Saturday morning on what would have been the Richmond entrepreneur’s 153rd birthday. Walker was the first African-American woman to charter a bank in the United States in 1903. The statue is in downtown Richmond at Broad and Adams streets. That’s the gateway to the ...
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  • Monday July 17th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state will be awarded a $3.8 million grant to help prepare and prevent a “complex coordinated terrorist attack.” McAuliffe said Friday that Virginia will receive nearly 10 percent of the total funding awarded through the grant and the largest allocation of states on the East Coast, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. About $1.2 ...
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  • Friday July 14th, 2017
    Rep. Rob Wittman has been working with some local leaders, to try to lift a bit of the burden that many Middle Peninsula residents have had to put up with, in tolls for maintaining the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge. Now comes news that an idea is currently being floated in Washington, and if it is approved, the tolls may be reduced on the bridge. ...
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  • Friday July 14th, 2017
    Dominion Energy has been awarded the final permit it needed for a transmission line project that will cross the James River near Jamestown. The James City County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 at their meeting on Tuesday, to approve a switching station along the Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line, which has drawn opposition from preservation groups that say it will blight views in the historic area. ...
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  • Thursday July 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to head to Rhode Island for meetings with other governors on healthcare, cyber security and other issues. McAuliffe is attending the National Governors Association summer meeting in Providence, which runs from Thursday to Saturday. As chairman of the NGA, McAuliffe will introduce Vice President Mike Pence and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before they speak to the ...
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