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  • Thursday June 12th, 2014
    Both parents convicted and sentenced last year for starving their 6-year-old daughter and keeping her in a cage appeared in court Tuesday morning on new charges surrounding the death of their baby boy. Brian and Shannon Gore, who are each serving 30 years for aggravated malicious wounding and child abuse, now face felony homicide and felony child neglect in the death of a 7-month-old baby whose ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican tea party forces are rejoicing and the party establishment is somber or altogether silent in the wake of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s primary defeat at the hands of political neophyte David Brat. House Speaker John Boehner (BAY’-nur) praised Cantor as “a good friend and a great leader” in a statement that steered clear of the issue that Brat put at the ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    Democratic Sen. Phil Puckett is resigning from the state Senate and is now being considered for a high-level job with the GOP-controlled Virginia tobacco commission. The resignation gives Republicans a one-seat advantage in the upper chamber in the middle of a battle over Medicaid expansion. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office said the governor was deeply disappointed by the resignation of a fellow Democrat and the uncertainty that ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    Something for everyone… that’s how the 12th RivahFest Summer Solstice Festival in Tappahannock is being described by organizers. This year’s festival is set to run from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 21. There will be four main entertainment and musical features this year. The RivahFest Idol competition will take place on Stage One at Prince Street and Water Lane. Meanwhile on Stage Two on St. Margaret’s School ...
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  • Wednesday June 11th, 2014
    Officials are breaking ground for the Wallops Research Park on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and other state, federal and local officials are participating in a groundbreaking ceremony for the research park, which makes up 226-acres adjacent to NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility. It will serve companies engaged in the aerospace and defense industries.
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  • Tuesday June 10th, 2014
    Students and staff of the Northern Neck Montessori School celebrated their statewide victory in a national recycling contest recently. By collecting and returning more than 5,000 cans, which translated into 171 pounds of raw aluminum, the Northern Neck Montessori School in Kilmarnock finished in first place in Virginia and claimed a $1,000 prize as part of the Great American Can Roundup School Chal-lenge, sponsored by the ...
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  • Tuesday June 10th, 2014
    The number of homeless Virginians decreased by nearly 8 percent in the last year to 7,020 people. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says the decrease follows several years of focused work on tack-ling homelessness in Virginia. The numbers are based on data collected in a 24-hour snapshot of homelessness and compiled by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the state saw ...
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