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  • Tuesday November 08th, 2016
    Federal authorities have broken up a gang, including prison guards, who they say were selling drugs inside Virginia state prisons. Federal law enforcement officials have charged 20 members and associates of the Mad Stone Bloods with racketeering and other charges. Prosecutors say three former employees at the Department of Corrections who were members or associates of the gang conspired to smuggle drugs into Virginia prisons. A ...
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  • Tuesday November 08th, 2016
    Election Day is finally here, and it comes after one of the most polarizing presidential campaigns ever. Today, millions of Americans who have not already voted early, head to the polls to cast their ballots for the next President of the United States. But that’s not the only thing on the ballot. Lots of other local issues that in the long run, may have more ...
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  • Monday November 07th, 2016
    East Coast fishery managers have agreed to increase next year’s limit on Atlantic menhaden. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has voted to allow a 6.5% increase in the harvest of menhaden. The commission, which regulates near-shore fishing from Maine to Florida, had been deadlocked over whether to raise the allowable menhaden catch next year. Fishing interests have been pushing for a substantial catch increase, arguing ...
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  • Monday November 07th, 2016
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Tim Kaine is wrapping up his three month whirlwind campaign as the Democratic vice presidential nominee in front of a home crowd. Kaine has two rallies planned in Virginia on Monday, a day before Election Day. Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, will try and pump up supporters in voter-rich northern Virginia before flying home for a late-night event at ...
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  • Monday November 07th, 2016
    Virginia Commonwealth University plans to use a $4.4 million federal grant to study the employment of people with disabilities. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will fund work over the next five years, and will be used to conduct four studies examining why business’ hire or don’t hire people with disabilities. VCU will partner with Bon Secours Virginia Health System for ...
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  • Thursday November 03rd, 2016
    NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) – The New Kent Sheriff’s Office says a 17-year-old from Virginia Beach faces an attempted capital murder charge after driving toward a deputy during a pursuit early Thursday. The sheriff’s office says deputies and Virginia State Police troopers were involved in a pursuit after detecting a vehicle speeding on eastbound I-64 around 12:30 a.m. The driver failed to stop and then exited the ...
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  • Thursday November 03rd, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has proposed fining Dominion Virginia Power about $260,000 for two oil spills that fouled public waters in January. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2eCU502 ) reports that the two spills consisted of a 13,500-gallon spill that polluted a waterfowl sanctuary and the Potomac River, as well as a 9,000-gallon spill in Staunton. The environmental agency recommended earlier this week ...
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