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  • Monday October 17th, 2016
    By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – A bad cable has delayed a rocket launch from Virginia by a NASA shipper eager to make a strong comeback. Orbital ATK was poised to fly its Antares rocket Sunday night with a load of supplies for the International Space Station, after being grounded for two years. But seven hours before the planned liftoff, NASA announced the ...
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  • Monday October 17th, 2016
    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) – Police are investigating the death of a 20-year-old student at The College of William & Mary. Williamsburg police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley tells local news outlets that officers received a call about an unconscious person early Saturday morning. University officials said in a statement that the emergency call was about a student, identified as Tiancheng “Austin” Zheng, in cardiac arrest at an off-campus ...
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  • Friday October 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia State Police are urging residents to be cautious as they repair their homes and vehicles that suffered damage during Hurricane Matthew. Officials with the State Police Insurance Fraud say residents should check with their insurance provider to make sure the work is covered before they hire a contractor or mechanic to repair damage. They say while some auto insurance policies may ...
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  • Friday October 14th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Hurricane Matthew will cost Virginia more than $2 million in bridge and road damage and cleanup costs. The Virginian Pilot reports (goo.gl/OFR71H) that the state Department of Transportation said the final addition of the storm’s cost could take several days. Southampton County had more than $1 million in damage to its roads, while Isle of Wight County had $300,000. A VDOT official said nine ...
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  • Thursday October 13th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A lecturer at the University of Virginia has apologized after comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan on social media. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/2ddqGbj ) reports that adjunct lecturer Douglas Muir apologized after responding to a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter, calling the movement the biggest racist organization since the KKK. In a statement on Oct. 11, ...
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  • Thursday October 13th, 2016
    The governor is set to make an announcement Thursday at Capitol Square. McAuliffe announced a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in August, which has threatened planned raises for state employees and required state agency heads to come up with proposals for cutting their budgets by 5 percent. The governor has previously warned Virginia lawmakers to brace for “tough decisions ahead” to address the shortfall, which is driven largely ...
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  • Wednesday October 12th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials will be handing out thousands of drug disposal kits designed to allow residents to safely get rid of unused prescription opioids. Attorney General Mark Herring said 80,000 drug deactivation kits were recently donated by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. When warm tap water is added, the kits deactivate the pills, allowing them to be thrown safely in the trash. Herring’s office says the ...
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