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  • Wednesday June 04th, 2014
    BRISTOL, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police say three people are dead after a car slid into a tractor-trailer parked along Interstate 81 in Washington County. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the southbound tractor-trailer’s driver pulled the rig off onto the shoulder after it had a flat tire. Geller says a southbound car ran off the left side of the interstate and its driver overcorrected. The ...
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  • Wednesday June 04th, 2014
    By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press NEW KENT, Va. (AP) – In the state where famed Triple Crown winner Secretariat was born, off-track betting parlors in Virginia that would ordinarily be packed with gamblers watching California Chrome try to match Secretariat’s feat Saturday will likely be closed or almost empty. A dispute between horsemen and the state’s only thoroughbred race track over the future of horse racing in Virginia ...
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  • Tuesday June 03rd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond has acquired a life-sized statue of the famed writer produced in 1857. The sculpture by artist Charles Rudy depicts a seated Poe holding a pen and paper. It is the plaster model for the bronze statue now in the Virginia State Capitol Square. Officials say it is the first full-length sculpture to enter the museum. The sculpture ...
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  • Tuesday June 03rd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is merging onto the EducationSuperHighway. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is set to announce the state’s participation in the Internet access project Tuesday. The EducationSuperHighway is a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization decided to improving Internet access in the schools. It selected Virginia for a pilot project to help school divisions lower the cost of high-speed Internet access and increase digital learning opportunities. Copyright 2014 The ...
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  • Tuesday June 03rd, 2014
    REEDVILLE, Va. (AP) – The company that operates the menhaden fishery in the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia says it has been able to reduce its fossil fuel use thanks to a new oil source. Omega Protein Inc. said a partnership with an Arizona-based company for a new fuel source has cut energy costs and decreased fossil fuel consumption by up to 80 percent at its Reedville ...
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  • Monday June 02nd, 2014
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A Virginia Beach emergency official says a man has drowned at the Oceanfront. Virginia Beach EMS spokesman Ed Brazle tells media outlets that witnesses reported seeing a man floating face down in the water Sunday afternoon. A lifeguard and a bystander pulled the man out of the water. Brazle says the man wasn’t breathing. He was taken to a local hospital where ...
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  • Monday June 02nd, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Nearly 1,600 farms across Virginia will be surveyed by the federal government in June to determine this year’s crop production and supply levels. The surveys will be conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Growers will be asked to provide information on crop acreage, grain stocks, livestock inventory, cash rents, land values and value of sales. The information will be ...
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