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  • Monday September 29th, 2014
    Sat­ur­day, a search team worked with canine units to try and find the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia sopho­more who van­ished more than two weeks ago. The search for 18-year-old Han­nah Gra­ham comes after the return to Char­lottesville late Fri­day of a sus­pect arrested in her abduc­tion. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was returned from Texas after he flee­ing Vir­ginia. The 32-year-old hos­pi­tal worker will make his first ...
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  • Sunday September 28th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are reporting the state’s first 2014 case of West Nile virus in a horse. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said Friday that the 8-year-old paint gelding from Augusta County had not been vaccinated for the mosquito-borne disease. Mosquitoes can pick up the virus from infected birds and transfer it to humans, horses and other mammals. No drugs exist ...
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  • Saturday September 27th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Another prescription drug collection effort is set for this weekend in Virginia. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and other agencies will be collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at designated drop-off sites. The collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at more than 200 locations across the state. Officials say the collection helps the DEA and other agencies fight ...
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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Now that they’ve captured the man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student, police can focus on other major challenges. One is making the charge stick. But foremost is finding Hannah Graham. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Thursday he still has hopes of finding the 18-year-old sophomore alive. But he acknowledged that the hope grows dimmer as time passes. The search ...
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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia State Board of Elections says about 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections. A state law that took effect this year requires Virginia voters to some form of photo identification at their polling stations before they cast a vote. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/1rpiKHU) that driver’s licenses are the ...
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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) – The State Fair of Virginia is opening its 10-day run with a traditional array of attractions. The gates open 10 a.m. on Friday at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell in Caroline County and runs through Oct.5. The Virginia Farm Bureau says last year’s fair attracted 229,000 guests. General admission tickets include all concerts, exhibits and attractions. Admission does not include rides. Officials say all ...
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  • Friday September 26th, 2014
    By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Leading Republicans are rallying around “religious liberty” at home and abroad as religious activists gather for a weekend conference. The annual Voters Value Summit begins Friday in Washington with speeches from several prospective presidential candidates. The lineup includes Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal. Organizers expect participants to unite ...
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