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  • Monday January 30th, 2017
    State leaders are proposing large pay increases for state troopers and sheriffs’ deputies, along with a 3 percent pay raise for other state employees here in Virginia. GOP budget leaders in the House and Senate said at a capitol news conference, that troopers would get a nearly $7,000 raise under their proposal, plus another 3 percent increase that other state employees will receive. Starting pay for ...
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  • Friday January 27th, 2017
    By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The stop-and-start nature of U.S. executions in recent years hit another road bump this week as a federal judge found Ohio’s latest lethal injection procedure unconstitutional. The ruling by Magistrate Judge Michael Merz went far beyond nitpicking the state’s procedures, and on one point raised potential problems for three other states that use a disputed sedative called midazolam (mih-DAY’-zoh-lam). States ...
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  • Friday January 27th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Senate has approved a bill expanding the number of ailments that can be treated with two derivatives of the marijuana plant. The chamber voted Thursday on the measure that allows people with cancer, HIV, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and a number of other diseases to access cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil with written certification by a practitioner. Current law allows the ...
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  • Thursday January 26th, 2017
    By JIM THOMMA AND AMY LEE Capital News ServiceRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginians would be able to buy liquor with almost 50 percent more alcohol than is currently available under a bill passed Wednesday by the House of Delegates. The legislation would raise the limit on the alcohol content of neutral grain spirits – alcohol that is “without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color” – sold at ...
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  • Thursday January 26th, 2017
    There is a $500.00 cash reward offered for anyone who can provide positive identification and information on who damaged the business sign at Danny’s Glass in Gloucester. The shop is located at 7209 George Washington Memorial Hwy. A spokesman for the shop said “we can tell by the damage and the tire tracks it was a large truck that pulled in the driveway and backed into ...
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  • Wednesday January 25th, 2017
    The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help with identifying the individual(s) responsible for a series of burglaries and larcenies recently committed in the Gloucester Moose Lodge. The crimes each occurred during the early morning hours of December 13th, January 9th, 13th, 14th, and 17th.  In each incident the suspect(s) forced entry into the Moose Lodge causing damage and stole an undisclosed ...
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  • Wednesday January 25th, 2017
    A bill in the state senate to raise the threshold for felony larceny has advanced in committee. Virginia’s threshold for felony larceny was set in 1980 at $200, and is one of the lowest thresholds in the country. Amended legislation in two separate bills, would raise the amount to $500. The bills were combined in the Senate Courts of Justice committee. A similar bill passed ...
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