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  • Friday May 30th, 2014
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A state senator who was attacked by his son before the young man killed himself says Virginia will be a model for mental health services. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/SXl0Za ) reports that Sen. R. Creigh Deeds addressed dozens of local mental health workers and emergency service providers Thursday in Charlottesville. He told them, “We’re going to remake the system.” Nov. 19, Austin “Gus” ...
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  • Friday May 30th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s Democratic U.S. senators are calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shineski (shin-SEHK’-ee) to resign. Thursday, Sens. Timothy M. Kaine and Mark R. Warner joined the growing number of lawmakers calling for Shineski’s resignation. Shinseki faces calls to resign from Republicans and Democrats in Congress because of an escalating scandal about problems in the VA’s nationwide health care system. The White House says President ...
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  • Thursday May 29th, 2014
    May 19  Lauren A. Mashaal, 21 of Trappers Lane, was arrested on Northumberland County charges of trespass, breaking and entering, and grand larceny, all on May 4. Staff received a walk-in report of a motor vehicle crash on the Norris Bridge (damages limited to driver’s side mirror); responded with KPD to a domestic disturbance on School Street; received a walk-in complaint of an assault with ...
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  • Thursday May 29th, 2014
    Gloucester, VA – Dr. Walter R. Clemons was selected as the next superintendent of Gloucester County Public Schools by unanimous vote at today’s school board meeting. His new position will be effective July 1, 2014. Clemons is presently the superintendent of schools for Northampton County Public Schools (VA), and with more than 24 years of experience in education, he has previously served as an assistant superintendent, high school principal, ...
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  • Thursday May 29th, 2014
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Authorities have recovered the burner and canvas of a hot air balloon that crashed in Virginia earlier this month, killing all three on board. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the balloon’s basket hasn’t yet been found. Geller said Wednesday in a news release that boaters reported seeing what appeared to be large canvas in the Mattaponi River in Caroline County on ...
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  • Thursday May 29th, 2014
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A French Navy ship making its way to Norfolk will make a slight detour next week. The U.S. Navy says the frigate La Fayette will anchor in the York River in Yorktown on June 2. The Navy says in a news release the ship will honor French sailors and soldiers and their American allies that participated in the siege of Yorktown in 1781. ...
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  • Thursday May 29th, 2014
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is getting pressured from both sides over immigration as his Republican primary election nears and the window for legislative action narrows. Cantor was attacked over the issue at dueling news conferences Wednesday. One was held by his tea party opponent, Dave Brat, and the other by Democratic congressman Luis Gutierrez of Illinois, a lead ...
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