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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man died in a boat fire Monday evening. On April 10 around 11 p.m., deputies responded to Jordan Marina in the 7800 block of Jordan Road in reference a boat fire. Callers reported hearing an explosion, then seeing the docked boat fully engulfed in flames. Abingdon Fire and Rescue personnel put out the fire. Once the ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his marriage and family relationships remain strained after his public corruption case. But the Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2oZ6LUH) that McDonnell considers himself well down the road to “vindication and restoration.” The U.S. Supreme Court overturned McDonnell’s felony corruption conviction almost 10 months ago. He is focused on working, starting a political research center and paying off $27 ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    A transgender who sued the Gloucester school board for the right to use the boys bathroom, says his case won’t be resolved by the time he graduates. But 17 year old Gavin Grimm says he will keep fighting on behalf of others anyway. Grimm was in Washington last week, where he addressed members of Congress during a forum on civil rights under President Trump. Grimm ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    A Middlesex County Grand Jury has handed down indictments to culminate a 5-month undercover drug operation code named “Operation Sand Bucket.” The operation was conducted by the Tri-River Drug Task Force, which includes the counties of Middlesex, Gloucester, Mathews, James City and York. Members of the task force, along with Middlesex County deputies, carried out a buy-bust operation at the end of Stampers Bay Road ...
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  • Monday April 10th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Council of Churches is urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to halt the execution of an inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend. The group plans to deliver a letter to McAuliffe Monday asking him to spare 38-year-old Ivan Teleguz’s life. Teleguz is scheduled to be executed on April 25. He was convicted in 2006 of hiring a man to ...
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  • Monday April 10th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – The president of Virginia Wesleyan College says it will soon become a university. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2nndlHb) that the Virginia Beach-based school will make the change later this year. Its Board of Trustees had asked the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia in February to consider the change. The council has approved the move following a review. The transition process will begin ...
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  • Saturday April 08th, 2017
    LANCASTER (VA) – The Director of Emergency Management has declared a Local Emergency for Lancaster County, as a result of the severe weather, including a tornado, on April 6, 2017.      The path of the tornado traveled approx. 3.8 miles over Lancaster County, beginning near Crab Points, through the Town of Irvington and traveling northeast toward the Town of Kilmarnock, before ending behind the Hills Quarter ...
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