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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Park Service is warning visitors that some parks in and around Washington may close because of flooding over the weekend. The park service said Friday evening that the National Weather Service is predicting water levels to rise and peak late Saturday or early Sunday. Some areas that might be affected include low-lying areas of the National Mall, including a portion of Independence ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    The Virginia Department of Health has announced that the emergency condemnation of the upper portion of the Rappahannock River is rescinded effective immediately. This action returns all Rappahannock River harvest areas to the harvest status in effect prior to the May 1 emergency closure. The order came on Tuesday, and follows a previous order that a portion of the upper Rappahannock River be closed for shellfish ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    According to a report issued Wednesday, the Veterans Affairs Department may not be overprescribing potentially addictive opioid painkillers, but apparently, VA is failing to screen adequately for potential abuse or protect some patients who are given such drugs. According to the VA Inspector General, those most at risk are patients with known substance abuse problems and those taking other medications that can have fatal consequences when ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    A Gloucester woman has a little more spending money today. Miranda Belvin won $150,000 after buying two Money Money Money Scratcher tickets from the Vir-ginia Lottery. One of them turned out to be a big winner. Belvin said she bought the ticket at the 7-Eleven at 5166 George Washington Memorial Highway in White Marsh. Now, she has to figure out what she is going to do with her ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    Over 50 food and art/craft vendors are expected to show up for the first-ever Deltaville Seafood Festival on Saturday, May 24. The 9 a.m.-9 p.m. festival in Deltaville will include vendors, events and attractions on the grounds of both the Deltaville Community Association and the Deltaville Maritime Museum. Beginning at 9 a.m., seafood vendors will offer deviled crabs, seafood steamer baskets, oyster po boys and shrimp ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    A plan was presented Monday by the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck, in which students would be transported to an alternative school in Lancaster, instead of being bussed to Warsaw. Under the proposal, the club suggested a partnership with the schools that would provide use of its facilities in Kilmarnock, during the school day when the club’s buildings are not normally in use ...
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  • Tuesday May 20th, 2014
    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say a pilot suffered minor injuries when a single-engine plane made a hard landing at the Hampton Roads Executive Airport in Chesapeake. Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells media outlets that the Piper aircraft landed around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Anaya says the plane had a fuel leak. The pilot was the only person on board. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This ...
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