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  • Tuesday January 13th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The transit network in the nation’s capital remains hobbled after an electrical malfunction that filled a busy subway station with smoke, killing one woman and sending dozens of people to hospitals. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident, which happened at the beginning of the Monday afternoon rush hour. It led to the first fatality on Washington’s Metro system since a ...
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  • Tuesday January 13th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Lawyers say the appeal of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption convictions could take almost as long as his two-year prison sentence itself. In a court filing late Monday, McDonnell’s attorneys reiterated their request that he remain free pending appeal. They argue that McDonnell would be deprived of a meaningful appeal if he’s required to serve the bulk of his sentence before it’s ...
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  • Monday January 12th, 2015
    Vir­ginia State Police have now released details con­cern­ing a plane crash that hap­pened Tues­day near the Hamp­ton Roads Exec­u­tive Air­port in Chesa­peake. Police say the single-engine Cessna began expe­ri­enc­ing engine trou­ble, so a crash land­ing was made in a swampy area in Suf­folk, about a mile south­west of the air­port. Both the pilot, 32 year old Rus­sell Kinder of Nor­folk, and his pas­sen­ger, 57 year old Mar­tin ...
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  • Monday January 12th, 2015
    An annual statewide sur­vey recently showed that 91 per­cent of tobacco retail­ers in Vir­ginia did not sell tobacco prod­ucts to youth under the age of 18. The inspec­tion pro­gram is a fed­eral man­date requir­ing each state to doc­u­ment that the rate of tobacco sales to minors is no more than 20 per­cent. If it is, those states risk los­ing mil­lions in fed­eral funds for alco­hol and ...
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  • Monday January 12th, 2015
    The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion has sus­pended a con­tract with a tree-trimming com­pany. Accord­ing to VDOT, some employ­ees of Tree-Tech Inc. made incon­sis­tent state­ments about the down­ing of a power line ear­lier this week. VDOT says it sur­rounds an inci­dent on Tues­day, when a Tree-Tech crew was trim­ming trees along Inter­state 264 in the Nor­folk area, when an improp­erly secured boom truck dropped a Domin­ion Vir­ginia Power line across ...
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  • Friday January 09th, 2015
    Flames early Mon­day morn­ing destroyed a house in Deltaville. The call came in from a neigh­bor around 4:15am, who woke up when their elec­tric­ity went off after the fire appar­ently burned the breaker panel in the vacant house, which in turn, tripped the breaker on the util­ity pole, knock­ing out power to the entire neigh­bor­hood. The house, with a garage, was about 15 years old, and was ...
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  • Friday January 09th, 2015
    It’s cold out there, and lots of reports are com­ing in locally about frozen pipes. With that in mind, a few safety reminders… Experts say you should never use a torch to thaw pipes. The best way to address the prob­lem is to pre­vent it from hap­pen­ing in the first place. They say if you leave a cab­i­net door, such as the doors under your kitchen or ...
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