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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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  • Wednesday May 28th, 2014
    Baltimore Ravens rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro was arrested in Williamsburg over the Memorial Day holiday weekend after police spotted a group cursing and yelling, then getting into a cab which lurched forward briefly, and the group got out. The cab driver flagged the officer to come over, and told the officer that Taliaferro, broke one of the cab windows. Taliaferro was placed under arrest, and taken to ...
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  • Wednesday May 28th, 2014
    The Gloucester County woman who was already convicted of severely abusing one child, is now accused of murdering a second child. It was about a year ago that Brian and Shannon Gore of Gloucester were sentenced to 30 years in prison for the abuse of their six-year-old daughter, Allison. At the time she was found by detectives, she was covered in her own feces, only weighted 15 ...
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  • Wednesday May 28th, 2014
    The Board of Supervisors of Middlesex County, in an attempt to conserve water across Virginia’s coastal plain, is considering a plan to reuse water to head off what some say is the inevitable imperiling of the region’s primary water source. The Daily Press reports that Peter Mansfield, a retired engineer living now on Urbanna Creek, is urging his four other Middlesex board members to pass a ...
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  • Tuesday May 27th, 2014
    A newly identified fish species has been named in memory of a Virginia scientist. The Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences says the honor was bestowed by two Smithsonian scientists who published a paper on a new species of sea bass. John Olney received the recognition posthumously this month. Olney died in 2010 at the age of 62, and those who worked with him say he ...
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