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  • Friday March 27th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – One charge filed against the suspect in the slaying of a University of Virginia student has been dropped in Charlottesville because the same charge is being pursued in Albemarle County, where the woman’s body was found. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. appeared by way of video feed into Charlottesville General District Court on Thursday as a charge of abduction with intent to defile ...
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  • Thursday March 26th, 2015
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – A Poquoson man has lost his commercial fisherman’s license for a year for illegally taking oysters. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission announced the revocation of Robert K. Topping Jr.’s license on Wednesday. Topping also lost his fishing privileges within Virginia’s tidal waters for a year. The commission says Topping was convicted in January of taking oysters from a condemned area and removing ...
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  • Thursday March 26th, 2015
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Two men face capital murder charges stemming from the fatal shooting of another man in James City County. James City County Police arrested 20-year-old Terrance Andretti Martin Jr. of Williamsburg and 18-year-old Jaiquan Keonta Smith of James City County this week. A grand jury indicted both men last week on capital murder and robbery charges. Police say in a news release that the ...
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  • Thursday March 26th, 2015
    By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) – Payday lenders are facing new federal regulations aimed at preventing low-income borrowers from being buried by high fees and rising debt loads. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will unveil a set of proposed rules on Thursday. President Barack Obama is also expected to use an afternoon speech in Birmingham, Alabama, to address the plans to oversee the payday sector ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Beach man has won $1 million in the Virginia Lottery’s Casino Cash scratch-off game. The Lottery says Richard Hawkes took the one-time cash option of $537,393 before taxes. A Food Lion in Chesapeake that sold the winning ticket will receive a $10,000 bonus from the Lottery. The $1 million prize is the game’s second prize. The top prize is $2.5 million. Copyright ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    Webster’s Dictionary reads:  Merit – character or conduct deserving reward or honor.  Do you know a student demonstrating MERIT? Chesapeake Academy in Irvington, VA is pleased to offer the Osprey Merit Scholarship to a qualifying student not currently enrolled at the Academy and entering the 4th, 5th, or 6th grade for the 2015-16 school year.  The scholarship provides for 100% tuition which is renewable annually from ...
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  • Wednesday March 25th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Education is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to enhance teachers’ knowledge of science and math and their ability to teach the subjects. The department said in a release that nine partnerships between school divisions and colleges and universities won the awards as part of the Math and Science partnership grant competition. Officials say the money will provide ...
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