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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    Virginia will likely get a new state song during this year’s General Assembly. Multiple bills have been presented by Virginia State Legislature members supporting different songs to be the official state song. Virginia has not had an official state song since 1997, when “Carry Me Back to Ole Virginny” was set aside due to its racial overtones and made “song emeritus”. Speaker of the House William Howell ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker spending nights in jail after a sex scandal involving a teenager is facing four new felony charges and vowing to prove his innocence. The indictments on felony perjury and forgery charges were unsealed Wednesday against 57-year-old Delegate Joe Morrissey, who was just re-elected despite the scandal involving a 17-year-old girl. Supporter Preston Brown says the new charges ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    By BILL SIZEMORE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia state senator says it’s time to decriminalize marijuana. Sen. Adam Ebbin, an Alexandria Democrat, has introduced a bill that would eliminate jail time for possession of the drug and make it punishable by a maximum $100 civil penalty. The measure would also reduce criminal penalties for distribution. Ebbin said Thursday at a news conference that criminalization of marijuana has ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    Some new laws are headed for the books that will revamp speed­ing fines in the com­mon­wealth. The House Of Dele­gates on Tues­day, approved leg­is­la­tion that would raise the thresh­old of reck­less dri­ving from 80 to 85 miles per hour. That would mean that a dri­ver who is caught speed­ing at 11 miles per hour over the speed limit on the inter­states here in Vir­ginia, may ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    The ATF and the Firearms Indus­try have now offered a com­bined reward of $6,000 for infor­ma­tion lead­ing to the arrest and con­vic­tion of three men respon­si­ble for tak­ing dozens of guns from the Glouces­ter County Pawn Shop. Police say they don’t really know just exactly how many guns were taken. It hap­pened in the 4900 block of George Wash­ing­ton Memo­r­ial High­way. Sur­veil­lance video shows three men going into the ...
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  • Thursday January 22nd, 2015
    The down­fall of the once most polit­i­cally pow­er­ful fam­ily here in Vir­ginia con­tin­ues. The US pro­ba­tion office has now released a deter­mi­na­tion, sug­gest­ing that the appro­pri­ate sen­tenc­ing guide­line range for Mau­reen McDon­nell calls for more than five years behind bars in fed­eral prison. The Rich­mond Times-Dispatch today reports that the actual range rec­om­mended is five years / three months to six years / six months of incar­cer­a­tion. Mau­reen McDon­nell, the ...
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  • Wednesday January 21st, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal agencies in the Washington area are open as a winter storm is set to move in. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management, which sets leave policies for 300,000 federal workers, says the government is open Wednesday, but employees can take unscheduled leave or work from home. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 6 p.m. in the Washington region and beyond, with ...
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