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  • Thursday January 05th, 2017 tom_perriello
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is reportedly making a surprise bid for the Virginia governor’s office. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2hSI6Rt) reports that sources familiar with the conversation say Perriello called Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday to let him know he was entering the race. The Times reports that Perriello is expected to announce his intention Thursday. Northam is the only candidate on ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 justice
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants Virginia to be more forgiving when it comes to lower-level crimes while making it easier for new DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. The governor, a Democrat, announced several legislative priorities Tuesday aimed at overhauling the state’s criminal justice system. They include raising the threshold for felony theft from $200 to $500 and restricting the ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 mcauliffe-2
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image. The legislation, proposed by a Republican delegate, mirrors similar measures supported by Congressional Republicans and one signed into law in Ohio last month. Abortion-rights opponents have been emboldened by the election success of ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017 death-penalty
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorneys of a condemned Virginia inmate are asking a federal judge to halt his scheduled execution so they can challenge the state’s plan to use drugs from a secret compounding pharmacy. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys for Ricky Gray, who are seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in his case. Hudson also heard from ...
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  • Tuesday January 03rd, 2017 VSP
    A 19 year old who was seriously injured in a crash on Christmas Day near Gloucester, has died at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News. Brianna Sulc, according to family members, passed away Saturday following organ donation surgery. Virginia State Police say Sulc’s Honda Civic was hit by a vehicle that was driven by 74-year-old Peggy Didlake on Route 14. Police say Didlake ran off ...
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  • Tuesday January 03rd, 2017 vdot
    VDOT offices in Saluda will be moving to a temporary location until a new office facility is built. The Saluda Residency includes Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, Essex, King William and King & Queen counties. It has nearly 100 employees that are responsible for maintaining more than 1,700 miles of state roads. Currently, customers in any of the six counties can access VDOT office personnel at 1027 ...
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  • Thursday December 29th, 2016 vdot
    VDOT has begun work to replace the culvert over Mill Creek on Route 605 (Balls Neck Road) in Northumberland County. Balls Neck Road is being closed to through traffic. The culvert is located near Route 679 (Crosshills Road) and Route 669 (Waddeys Road). A detour will be in place for approximately six weeks while construction is underway. Signs will be posted along the recommended detour ...
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