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  • Thursday October 02nd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is arguing anew for federal recognition of Virginia’s Indian tribes. The Virginia Democrat is appealing to the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding the federal acknowledgement of American Indian tribes. He’s encouraging the bureau to adopt greater flexibility in its recognition process to overcome the barriers Virginia’s tribes have confronted. One hurdle to recognition is that many of the tribes’ ...
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  • Thursday October 02nd, 2014
    For the week ending September 29, 2014 Sept. 22 (Report begins @ 12 noon) Shakeen D. Walker, 19 of the 3,200 block of White Chapel Road, was arrested for felony violation of probation on Sept. 15. Staff notified VDOT of a downed tree interfering with traffic near Mary Ball and Old Salem Roads; responded to a mental health emergency on James Wharf Road; received a larceny ...
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  • Thursday October 02nd, 2014
    Recently,the Com­mon­wealth of Vir­ginia awarded almost $235,000 in School Secu­rity Equip­ment Grants to ele­men­tary, mid­dle and high schools in Car­o­line, Lan­caster, Rich­mond and West­more­land counties. “We are grate­ful for any assis­tance we can get to improve the safety and secu­rity of our schools,” said Lan­caster super­in­ten­dent Steve Parker. “Stu­dents need safe places to learn and this is a great com­mit­ment to that safety.” The grants came after ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    BY LAURAN NEERGAARD AP MEDICAL WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Texas health officials said there were no other suspected cases in the state, and the Centers ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Police in the Fredericksburg area say they believe the same man robbed or attempted to rob three banks in less than an hour. The incidents occurred in rapid fire in Stafford and Spotsylvania, according to The Free Lance-Star (http://bit.ly/1owcyJq). The first occurred in Stafford County when a man entered a bank and handed a note to the teller. He walked out of the ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and LARRY O’DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Morgan Harrington’s parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for her 2009 killing, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women. Five years later, the Harringtons are reacting with both sadness and relief to the news that police have found a “forensic link” to their 20-year-old daughter’s unsolved homicide with ...
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  • Wednesday October 01st, 2014
    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) – Francis Scott Key’s original handwritten manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society is loaning the original manuscript to George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate for a special exhibit in October. It will be on view from Wednesday through Oct. 31. The manuscript has been on ...
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