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  • Monday January 23rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s largest teachers union is pressing lawmakers to include a pay raise in the budget, saying low wages have led to staffing shortages across the state. Jim Livingston, president of the, says around 300 teachers traveled to Richmond for a lobbying day Monday. State employees were supposed to get a 3 percent raise under the budget passed by lawmakers last session, but those ...
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  • Monday January 23rd, 2017
    Governor Terry McAuliffe says Virginia has made significant progress in the ongoing effort to bring high-speed internet to more schools and students statewide. According to Education Super Highway’s annual “State of the States” report on K-12 broadband connectivity, 72 percent of school divisions in the Commonwealth now meet the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum Internet access goal of 100 kbps per student, which is up from ...
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  • Friday January 20th, 2017
      The US Coast Guard has given the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Claud W. Somers, which is owned and operated by the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum in Reedville, final approval to resume full passenger operations. The Somers was hauled out at Cockrell’s Marine Railway last May for a detailed out of water inspection. Rot was discovered in the stem, which required tearing out and then rebuilding the bow ...
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  • Friday January 20th, 2017
    Lancaster detectives continue to investigate the discovery of what they believe to be human remains, found behind the Holly Court Apartments on Wiggins Avenue in Kilmarnock. A termite inspector said he dug something up behind the apartment complex that he thought might be human bones. The sheriff’s office however, says they don’t believe the bones are the remains of a human. But it still remains unclear ...
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  • Friday January 20th, 2017
    Lancaster County Crime Solvers is trying to find a man who they hold an arrest warrants for. 26 year old Thomas Harvey Samuels III is wanted for contributing to the delinquency of a child; sexual abuse of a child, and carnal knowledge-statutory rape. Samuels is described as a white male with blue eyes and brown hair. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs ...
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  • Thursday January 19th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Three of four Democratic congressmen from Virginia say they’ll skip Friday’s presidential inauguration. They are U.S. Reps Don Beyer, Gerry Connolly and Donald McEachin. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2ja4WAM) that Congressman Bobby Scott will attend Donald Trump’s swearing in. Separate statements from Beyer, Connolly and McEachin cite various reasons for their absences. But common themes include claims that Trump has been divisive and that ...
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  • Thursday January 19th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A group of Virginia lawmakers says there is bipartisan support for reforming the state’s mental health care system and the way inmates receive treatment. Several lawmakers held a news conference Wednesday to discuss reform measures put forward this session. They were joined by family members of Jamycheal Mitchell, who suffered from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia and died in a Portsmouth jail after ...
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