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  • Wednesday May 06th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – New forensic evidence has led a prosecutor to obtain a capital murder indictment against the man already charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student. And the prosecutor says she’ll seek the death penalty against Jesse Matthew Jr. in the 2014 death of 18-year-old Hannah Graham. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford said Tuesday that she received ...
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  • Wednesday May 06th, 2015
    ASSATEAGUE, Va. (AP) – A 16-foot-long, 3,456-pound great white shark named Mary Lee has emitted a signal, or “pinged” of the Virginia-Maryland coast. Multiple news outlets report the shark, which is being tracked by OCEARCH, pinged off Assateague Island around 5:20 a.m. Tuesday and again in or near Chincoteague Bay at 8:12 a.m. OCEARCH is a non-profit group that researches great white sharks and other large predators. ...
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  • Tuesday May 05th, 2015
    On Friday, May 8, Rappahannock Community College will hold its 43rd annual Commencement ceremony. College officials have invited Everett Jordan, the director of education for The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding (a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries) to address the Class of 2015 as keynote speaker. Jordan began his career at Newport News Shipbuilding in 1973 as an apprentice ship fitter. Since then he has ...
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  • Tuesday May 05th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three students from Northern Virginia are being recognized nationally for achievements in academics or the arts. Malik S. Jabati, Kevin J. Broom II and Anna V. Venetianer have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. They are among 141 high school seniors who are part of the program’s 51st class. Broom and Venetianer are both students at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology ...
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  • Tuesday May 05th, 2015
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student is due in court for a pretrial hearing. Albemarle County Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins is expected to set a trial date Tuesday for Jesse Matthew Jr. In March, Higgins granted a request by Matthew’s lawyers to postpone his scheduled June 29 trial. Matthew is charged with first-degree murder and abduction with ...
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  • Tuesday May 05th, 2015
    The Irv­ing­ton Plan­ning Com­mis­sion last week fine-tuned a pro­posed amendent to town ordi­nances that would allow The Tides Inn and other appli­cants meet­ing cer­tain cri­te­ria to estab­lish con­do­mini­ums within the town’s cor­po­rate lim­its. The amendent adds “hotel condominium units” to the busi­ness dis­trict ordi­nance. It would require the par­cel size to be a min­i­mum of 20 acres, along with other stip­u­la­tions, includ­ing the call for estab­lish­ment ...
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  • Monday May 04th, 2015
    ASHLAND, Va. (AP) – A missing Virginia toddler and his father have been located in North Carolina. WVEC-TV (http://bit.ly/1I9eZj4) reports 2-year-old Jameson Linberry-Pollard was found by North Carolina State Highway Patrol when they pulled over his father, 24-year-old Jason Pollard, for speeding Saturday near Greenville. Police charged Pollard with driving under the influence, carrying an open container, child endangerment and child neglect among other charges. The father ...
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