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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    At approximately 5:45 pm on Monday, July 13th, two teens traveling in a pick-up truck reportedly lost control, climbed a bank, hit a tree and rolled onto the driver’s side.  Fire fighters struggled for 20 minutes in an effort to free the two trapped teens, eventually using a backhoe to lift the vehicle off those trapped beneath. Kim Moore; mother to one of the teens trapped ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    Virginia’s Pro­ba­tion and Parole offi­cers are being hon­ored this week, which is Pro­ba­tion & Parole Offi­cer Appre­ci­a­tion Week in the Com­mon­wealth and across the coun­try. Pro­ba­tion and Parole offi­cers play a crit­i­cal — if often unseen — role in guid­ing offend­ers toward suc­cess­ful rein­te­gra­tion into the com­mu­nity. Accord­ing to the Gov­er­nor, offi­cers deserve con­sid­er­able credit for Virginia’s low recidi­vism rate, cur­rently the sec­ond low­est in ...
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  • Thursday July 16th, 2015
    VITAL (Virginia International Trade Alliance) is a new initiative managed by the VEDP (Virginia Economic Development Partnership) that aims to bolster international trade for Virginia businesses. VITAL expands the Commonwealth’s nationally recognized international trade program via formal partnerships with Virginia’s public universities, industry associations and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce to serve their member companies as they expand to better accommodate international interest.  Gov. McAuliffe ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    Though the abundance of adult female blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is below target, experts are reporting that the blue crap stock is not depleted, nor is over-fishing occurring. The 2015 Chesapeake Blue Crab Advisory Report, an annual evaluation released by the CBSAC (Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee,) showed a 47% increase in adult female blue crabs from last year’s report. This seasons report showed ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    A special collection box for donations to the Wildbunch Animal Refuge and Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw has been set up inside the entrance to the Northumberland Public Library in Heathsville. The Wildbunch Donation House is a community service project that is being held during the library’s Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has A Story.” The requested items that will be given to the animal refuge include: Dry ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern says more than 20,000 gallons of lube oil spilled after a freight train was struck from behind by another train traveling in the same direction in western Virginia. Norfolk Southern spokeswoman Susan Terpay says the oil spilled from one of 18 cars that derailed around 4 p.m. Tuesday. Some scrap metal spilled from another derailed car. Terpay said Wednesday that the ...
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  • Wednesday July 15th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A lawsuit aimed at keeping cattle out of Virginia streams that feed into the Chesapeake Bay has been rejected by a Circuit Court judge in Richmond. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation said Tuesday it will review the decision before deciding on its next step. The foundation sued the state to push for regulations that would require Virginia’s largest livestock operations to fence off streams ...
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