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  • Sunday December 21st, 2014
    The sheriff’s office reports a one car acci­dent that hap­pened Wednes­day on Route 360 just east of Callao left one per­son with injuries. Sher­iff Wilkin­son reports that there may have been a med­ical issue with the dri­ver, which caused the car to swerve over the mid­dle lane, and then into a ditch. A mede­vac heli­copter was called in to take the dri­ver, whose name has not been ...
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  • Sunday December 21st, 2014
    In Octo­ber, a Depart­ment of Defense report reached the con­clu­sion that Naval Sta­tion Nor­folk is at risk of sea level rise. The report indi­cated that the naval base would suf­fer cat­a­strophic con­se­quences if sea lev­els rise, as pre­dicted, by 14 to 18 inches in the next 20 to 50 years. Dur­ing a tour of a flood-prone neigh­bor­hood just a few blocks from the world’s largest Naval base ...
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  • Friday December 19th, 2014
    Following the fire 2 weeks ago at the Speedwash Laundromat, the community was left without nearby facilities. Through the efforts of local churches, a portable laundry has been set up in Kilmarnock. The laundry is a trailer containing several washers and dryers and is being supplied by the Virginia Baptist Association. It is primarily used during natural disasters. The trailer is located in the public parking lot ...
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  • Friday December 19th, 2014
    A for­mer fed­eral pros­e­cu­tor now says the fed­eral judge in for­mer Gov. Bob McDonnell’s pub­lic cor­rup­tion trial should have stepped aside due to a pos­si­ble con­flict of inter­est that was never dis­closed. The for­mer Gov­er­nor, along with his wife Mau­reen, were found guilty in Sep­tem­ber of cor­rup­tion, fraud, and bribery. McDon­nell and his wife are due tot be sen­tenced in Jan­u­ary and Feb­ru­ary. New alle­ga­tions are now sur­fac­ing ...
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  • Friday December 19th, 2014
    In Mid­dle­sex Cir­cuit Court, sub­sti­tute Judge William R. Sav­age III granted a con­tin­u­ance on Wednes­day, so that accused mur­derer Travis Al Baker could be observed for a psy­cho­log­i­cal diag­no­sis at East­ern State Hos­pi­tal. Baker’s jury trial had been set to begin today, but has now been post­poned. The 34 year old Baker is accused of the mur­der of 33 year old Wendy Billups at her home near Cooks Cor­ner ...
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  • Friday December 19th, 2014
    The York­town man, orig­i­nally from Saudi Ara­bia, who is accused of try­ing to smug­gle schemat­ics for a USnavy air­craft car­rier into Egypt, was in court yes­ter­day. Mustaffa Awwad pleaded not guilty Wednes­day to two counts of attempted expor­ta­tion of defense mate­ri­als. Now, a jury trial has been set for June 16, 2015 in Norfolk’s U.S. Dis­trict Court. Accord­ing to doc­u­ments from the Jus­tice Depart­ment, a fed­eral grand jury on ...
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  • Friday December 19th, 2014
    Fol­low­ing the huge explo­sion in Octo­ber, author­i­ties now say the launch pad at NASA’s Wal­lops Flight Facil­ity should be repaired and ready for test­ing late next year. It was back on Octo­ber 28th, when Orbital Sci­ences’ Antares rocket exploded sec­onds after liftoff from Wal­lops Island on the East­ern Shore. The rocket was car­ry­ing a cargo ship that was bound for the Inter­na­tional Space Sta­tion. The Vir­ginia Com­mer­cial Space­flight ...
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