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  • Wednesday January 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell asked a judge for mercy for his wife, as well as himself, before being sentenced to two years in prison for public corruption. Tuesday’s sentence was much lighter than what prosecutors wanted and likely foreshadows similar treatment for Maureen McDonnell when she is sentenced next month for her role in the bribery scandal, legal experts say. “Her circumstances ...
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  • Wednesday January 07th, 2015
    RICHMOND, Va. — The next time you fill up the tank, you will notice you are paying a price we haven’t seen in years. “I’m happy about the gas prices because the gas prices are going down,” driver William ‘Billy’ Glenn said. The extra savings are allowing Glenn, who is retired to have more of a disposable income. “I feel things are getting better with gas prices going ...
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  • Tuesday January 06th, 2015
    By LARRY O’DELL and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell is due in federal court for sentencing on 11 public corruption counts. McDonnell, a Republican who was once on the short list to be Mitt Romney’s running mate, will be sentenced Tuesday. He and his wife, Maureen, were convicted in September of promoting a dietary supplement in exchange for more than ...
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  • Tuesday January 06th, 2015
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) – William and Emma are the most popular names for white newborns in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health’s Division of Health Statistics arrived at those two names based on data from 2013. Some local health departments release their lists of most popular baby names. The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/14ptqhO) also reports that William is followed by Noah and Liam, a derivation of William, while ...
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  • Tuesday January 06th, 2015
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Airports in the Washington region say snow is affecting travel. On Tuesday morning, Reagan National Airport’s website showed more than two dozen flights were cancelled. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority spokesman Chris Paolino says the weather was having an impact and travelers should check with their airlines for the most up-to-date information. Paolino says runways at both Reagan and Dulles International Airport have been closed ...
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  • Monday January 05th, 2015
    Christ­mas in 2015 will be a bit brighter for some of the less for­tu­nate in Mid­dle­sex County, thanks to the gen­eros­ity of oth­ers. Christ­mas Friends Inc. reports that they have received a total of $30,645 in dona­tions this year. That’s good news, espe­cially when you con­sider that their goal this year was $26,000. All funds donated to Christ­mas Friends go directly to help needy chil­dren and low-income ...
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  • Monday January 05th, 2015
    A pub­lic hear­ing is set for this week on a pro­posed “School for Firearms Train­ing” in upper Mid­dle­sex County . The hear­ing will be before the Mid­dle­sex Board of Super­vi­sors on Tues­day at 7 p.m. and will come with a rec­om­men­da­tion from county plan­ning direc­tor Wally Hor­ton to deny the spe­cial excep­tion request. Hor­ton, accord­ing to the South­side Senti­nal, claimed in an email last week, that sound ...
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