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  • Monday June 22nd, 2015
    In Mid­dle­sex County Court, a plea agree­ment was rejected on Wednes­day in the case of a Mid­dle­sex High School stu­dent who faces felony charges after four loaded firearms, sev­eral knives and more than 600 rounds of ammu­ni­tion were found in his vehi­cle at the school in Decem­ber. The plea deal called for a deferred deci­sion in the case against the stu­dent, 18 year-old Austin Mar­tin, of ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    Twenty community college faculty members in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) specializations were recently selected by NASA for a three-day program of workshops at Wallops Launch Facility near Chincoteague. Among these were Rappahannock Community College’s Dr. Thomas Mosca III, a professor of mathematics, and engineering instructor Johnny Cornett. The workshops consisted of simulations using data collected during actual missions at Wallops. Their purpose was to ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    The judge presiding over the trial of a Lancaster County man accused of killing and hiding the body of Claudine Gifford last July has agreed to move the trial to Spotsylvania County after a change of venue request by defense attorneys. Lawyers for 54-year-old James T, Kessler argued that coverage of the case by the local newspaper as well as posters of Gifford placed throughout Lancaster ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Warrenton is about to claim a $5 million prize. The Virginia Lottery says the winner’s identity will be revealed Friday afternoon at a ceremonial check presentation at the Sheetz store where the ticket for the June 12 drawing was sold. The winning numbers were 1-40-42-56-62 and the Mega Ball number was 2. The Warrenton winner matched ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police says human remains found in a vehicle stopped on Interstate 64 in Hampton earlier this month were the driver’s biological son. The driver, 44-year-old Tonya M. Slaton of Richmond, was arrested and charged with concealment of a dead body on June 6. Police said Friday the remains belonged to a juvenile. No other details were immediately available. A news conference was ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    The Glouces­ter County Board of Zon­ing Appeals has planned pub­lic hear­ings on Tues­day, begin­ning at 7PMfor two spe­cial excep­tions. William B. Hud­gins, the trustee for the William B. Hud­gins Revo­ca­ble Trust, is request­ing a spe­cial excep­tion to allow estab­lish­ment of a prac­tice facil­ity and bat­ting cage near Hudgins’s car deal­er­ship on Route 17 south of Glouces­ter Court House. Ken­neth Wig­gins has also applied for a spe­cial ...
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  • Friday June 19th, 2015
    Severe weather prompted tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings for several counties in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula Thursday evening. Tornado warnings were issued for Essex, Lancaster, Middlesex and Richmond counties. Once the last tornado warnings expired at 10:15 p.m, a severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Lancaster, Mathews and Middlesex counties until 11 p.m. Tornado warnings were first posted around 9:30 pm for Essex and Richmond ...
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