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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) – A Department of Defense rocket is scheduled to be launched from Virginia’s Eastern Shore next month. The launch of the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket is scheduled for Oct. 1 between 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. October 12 is the backup launch day. NASA says the rocket may be visible to residents in the Chesapeake Bay region. The NASA Visitor ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    BY MICHAEL FELBERBAUM ASSOCIATED PRESS RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition – but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff’s authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The National Park Service says a cannonball found at a Richmond battlefield might have been used by Confederate soldiers as an improvised grenade. The 12-pound cannonball had an intact fuse. It was discovered on Monday in the moat of a Confederate fortification known as Fort Gilmer at Richmond National Battlefield Park. Park staff members were clearing the site in preparation for an ...
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  • Thursday September 25th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is in the second day of a challenge aimed at sheltering homeless veterans. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the “100 Day Challenge” on Wednesday. He says mayors have taken up the challenge from Alexandria, Hampton, Richmond, Petersburg, Salem, Roanoke, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Newport News. The challenge will also bring together other partners such as charities and faith-based groups to implement strategies to end ...
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  • Wednesday September 24th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – A flood watch has been issued for the District of Columbia, northern Virginia, Baltimore and other parts of Maryland. The National Weather Service issued the watch early Wednesday morning. It will be in effect Wednesday evening through late into the night. Counties under the watch in Maryland include Montgomery, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Harford and Howard. The National Weather Service says low pressure approaching from ...
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  • Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
    Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the Rappahannock River communities of Lancaster and Middlesex Counties, the Town of Kilmarnock and Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce received $13,300 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund. In total VTC awarded more than $852,000 for 46 tourism marketing projects across the state to help increase visitation and revenue for Virginia’s localities through tourism. The grants ...
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  • Tuesday September 23rd, 2014
    Sheriff R.D. Crockett reports that the disappearance of Claudine J. Gifford is still under active investigation. Tips and information continue to be received and all such information is being followed up by the Criminal Investigative Division, led by Lt. E.T. Self. The sherrif’s department reports that at this time their office is waiting for laboratory and other reports from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science on evidence ...
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