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  • Friday March 13th, 2015
    In a strange case, a man has been con­victed of charges includ­ing aggra­vated sex­ual bat­tery by a par­ent or guardian, and object sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion on a vic­tim under the age of 17 from prison; over the tele­phone. Thur­man Williams was in Hay­nesville pen­i­ten­tiary, where pros­e­cu­tors said he did it all over the tele­phone while the child was in Vir­ginia Beach. The most impli­cat­ing pieces of evi­dence ...
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  • Thursday March 12th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Henrico County has confirmed its second positive rabies case this week. County police say in a news release that animal protection officers responded to a call Monday about a dog fighting with an injured raccoon. The raccoon’s remains were submitted to the state laboratory for testing. The rabies diagnosis was confirmed Wednesday. A day earlier, rabies was confirmed in another raccoon that attacked ...
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  • Thursday March 12th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Dominion Virginia Power says it is contributing $1 million to a program to help customers struggling to pay high heating bills brought on by recent frigid temperatures. The utility announced its contribution to the EnergyShare program Wednesday. EnergyShare is a program of last resort for the elderly, the ill and anyone facing financial hardships from unemployment or family crisis and needing help ...
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015
    If you drive on Route 3 at the Robert O. Nor­ris Bridge through Fri­day, March 20, be pre­pared for some delays. VDOT says you can expect lane clo­sures there, while an annual sched­uled inspec­tion of the bridge is under­way. Traf­fic will be reduced to one lane on the bridge between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on week­days. Flag­ging crews will direct traf­fic to take turns cross­ing the ...
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  • Wednesday March 11th, 2015
    Ter­ror­ism is strik­ing close to home. US offi­cials say just one week after Colo­nial Williams­burg agreed to accept Iraq’s at-risk arti­facts for safe­keep­ing, their website–history.org — was hit in a cyber attack by ISIS. In the after­math of the destruc­tion by ISIS of price­less antiq­ui­ties and arti­facts in north­ern Iraq, Colo­nial Williams­burg Pres­i­dent and CEO Mitchell Reiss, a for­mer senior U.S. diplo­mat, hosted a team of Iraqi archae­ol­o­gists and museum experts and ...
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  • Tuesday March 10th, 2015
    At a recent meeting the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity (LNHFH) Board of Directors appointed Anne Haas of Reedville to the board and named her Treasurer. Haas, who was a part-time resident of Northumberland County for thirty years and has lived in Reedville for the past four years, has extensive experience in bookkeeping, office management, property management and financing. She was vice president of Sovereign Real Estate ...
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  • Tuesday March 10th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will visit sites across the Washington area next week during their U.S. visit. The British Embassy announced Monday that Prince Charles and the Global Ocean Commission will host a meeting March 18 on the threats of marine plastic waste with environmental groups and major companies. In addition to meeting with President Barack Obama during their visit, Prince ...
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