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  • Tuesday July 08th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials are launching training for third-party voter registration drives. The state Department of Elections and local general registrars are conducting the training beginning this month. State law requires individuals or groups requesting 25 or more voter registration applications from to register and receive State Board of Elections-certified training for voter registration drives. Certifications must be renewed annually. The training covers topics including best practices ...
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  • Tuesday July 08th, 2014
    An investigation is underway in Mathews County after a man threatened a deputy with a snake; another man took a large boa constrictor onto a beach where young children were playing; and a home full of snakes, tarantulas, birds, frogs, dogs, turtles, chinchillas and pigs was discovered. According to the Daily Press, there is no ordinance in Mathews County calling for the tracking, monitoring, or proper ...
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  • Tuesday July 08th, 2014
    More pain at the pump, as gasoline prices continue to rise. AAA reports that the average price of a gallon of gasoline in our area is now at about $3.60 a gallon, almost twenty cents higher than last year and more than thirty cents higher than 2012. Across the commonwealth, the average price for regular unleaded gasoline was about a dime higher than last year in early ...
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  • Tuesday July 08th, 2014
    A double shooting over the weekend in Middlesex County early Saturday. Now, a Gloucester County man is dead and another man is injured. The Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office crime hotline has received more than 400 calls since the shooting but more details are still missing. Sheriff’s deputies were called out after shots were fired during a party at a home in the Waterview area of Middlesex early Saturday ...
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  • Monday July 07th, 2014
    TOPPING, Va. (AP) – State and federal authorities are investigating a single-engine plane crash in Middlesex County that killed the pilot and injured a passenger. Virginia State Police identified the pilot as 58-year-old Stephen L. Myers of Christiansburg. Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells media outlets that the 1968 Cessna 150 crashed shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday in Topping. Anaya says a passenger was taken to a hospital and has ...
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  • Monday July 07th, 2014
    RADFORD, Va. (AP) – U.S. District Judge James Turk has died. He was 91. Alex Davis with De Vilbiss Funeral Home says Turk died Sunday at his home in Radford. Turk was appointed to the federal bench by President Richard Nixon in 1972. He became a senior judge in 2002 and continued to hear cases. Turk served in the Virginia Senate from 1959 to 1972. He was a ...
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  • Monday July 07th, 2014
    GREAT FALLS, Md. (AP) – Fire officials say a man was seriously injured after falling about 30 feet into a rocky section of the Potomac River. Montgomery County fire department spokesman Pete Piringer says the man fell around 3:45 p.m. Sunday in Great Falls Park. Piringer says rescue crews from Fairfax County, Virginia, reached the man first by land, but ultimately he was evacuated on Montgomery County ...
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