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  • Monday April 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A new study has found Virginia’s solar job market grew 65 percent in 2016. The Solar Foundation’s report said Virginia is tied for ninth in country for fastest solar job growth last year and there were more than 3,200 solar jobs in the state last year. Gov. Terry McAuliffe praised the report’s finding, saying it was a testament to his administration’s focus on ...
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  • Monday April 03rd, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials have rejected a parole request from a German diplomat’s son serving life in prison for the 1985 killings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. Jens Soering told the Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2nIlW4h ) that he was disappointed and surprised after receiving the news Friday. In addition to parole, Soering is seeking a full pardon from Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Brian Moran, McAuliffe’s secretary of ...
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  • Monday April 03rd, 2017
    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. – The Virginia Marine Police have recovered the bodies of two commercial fishermen. The Virginia Marine Police were called at 11:15 a.m. Saturday by a concerned family member who said the two men had not returned home Friday evening after working a gill net in the Swash Channel near the Guinea Marshes. At approximately 1:00 p.m. Saturday, the pilot of a Marine Police airplane spotted ...
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  • Friday March 31st, 2017
    Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are returning to VIRGINIA! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in May. AMERICAN PICKERS follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on ...
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  • Friday March 31st, 2017
    A Farnham woman was in Northumberland County Court, where she was handed a 12-month jail sentence with 11 months suspended for her conviction on charges of assault and battery involving a student at Northumberland High School. Heather Lynn Sebra was arrested last August after an altercation she and two students were involved in, that was recorded on video by some other students, and then posted ...
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  • Thursday March 30th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Three Iraqis living in the U.S. as refugees have been charged with visa fraud after prosecutors say they hid their family ties to a kidnapper. Thirty-five-year-old Yousif Al Mashhandani of Vienna, Virginia, and 38-year-old Adil Hasan of Burke, Virginia, were arrested Tuesday morning. A summons was issued for Hasan’s wife, 32-year-old Enas Ibrahim. All three came to the U.S. and settled in the ...
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  • Thursday March 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Five Virginia counties are getting grants to help extend broadband access in rural areas. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says nearly $945,000 in grants will go to Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties. The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative is a new program that aims to help communities team up with service providers to expand broadband in underserved areas. McAuliffe says in a statement that broadband ...
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