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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A Richmond woman has been sentenced for embezzling from a residential substance abuse facility in Fredericksburg. Marlene Kae McCary received a 40-year sentence with all but four years suspended on Monday in Fredericksburg Circuit Court. The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1u5fJZR ) reports that the 60-year-old McCary also must pay more than $90,000 in restitution. McCary was accused of embezzling money from Serenity Home of Fredericksburg ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    By LARRY O’DELL Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia woman has been charged with lying to federal investigators about her support for the Islamic State that she promoted on Facebook. Documents show that Heather Elizabeth Coffman of Henrico County appeared in U.S. District Court on Monday. A judge ordered her held until a Wednesday afternoon detention hearing. According to an affidavit filed by an FBI agent, Coffman ...
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  • Tuesday November 18th, 2014
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Fracking will be allowed in parts of the largest national forest on the East Coast under a new federal management plan. The U.S. Forest Service originally planned to ban fracking in the 1.1-million-acre George Washington National Forest. But energy companies cried foul after a draft of the plan was released in 2011. It would have been the first outright ...
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  • Monday November 17th, 2014
    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A * SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR… CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SMITH POINT TO WINDMILL POINT VA… CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM WINDMILL POINT TO NEW POINT COMFORT VA… CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NEW POINT COMFORT TO LITTLE CREEK VA… CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM LITTLE CREEK VA TO CAPE HENRY VA INCLUDING THE CHESAPEAKE BAY BRIDGE TUNNEL… YORK RIVER… RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER FROM URBANNA TO WINDMILL POINT… JAMES RIVER FROM JAMES RIVER BRIDGE ...
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  • Monday November 17th, 2014
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A draft state report predicts taxis will be outnumbered by ride-sharing drivers after Virginia begins regulating the industry. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/14yihLi ) obtained a copy of the draft report by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The newspaper says the draft recommends regulations that appear to be slightly more stringent than temporary agreements allowing ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft to operate in Virginia. The ...
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  • Monday November 17th, 2014
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Tech is seeking state approval of two new degree programs. The university’s Board of Visitors approved the programs earlier this month. One is a bachelor of science degree program in systems biology. The other is a master of arts degree in women’s and gender studies. Virginia Tech says in a news release that the new programs would begin in the fall of ...
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  • Monday November 17th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The latest Virginia crop report forecasts gains in soybean, cotton and peanut production. But corn production is expected to be down compared to 2013. The report says 49.7 million bushels of corn are expected to be produced this year. That’s down 10 percent from 2013. Corn producers are expected to harvest 350,000 acres, a decline of 10,000 acres from last year. Peanut production is expected ...
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