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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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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Federal prosecutors and FBI agents will be on duty in Virginia on election day to respond to any reports of voter fraud or intimidation. As in past years, the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia will be implementing the Justice Department’s Election Day Program in its territory, which includes northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads. Specific prosecutors have been assigned to ...
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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Jurors have begun deliberating in the $7.5 million defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia. Local media organizations report that deliberations were underway on Wednesday. University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo says the 2014 article portrayed her as a villain who discouraged the woman identified only as Jackie from reporting ...
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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – In a switch, the majority leader of the Virginia state Senate says he supports studying the decriminalization of marijuana. Media outlets report that Tommy Norment, one of the most powerful political leaders in the Commonwealth, announced his position Tuesday while speaking before a Norfolk City Council dinner at the Slover Library. Norment said the issue should be studied by the Virginia State Crime ...
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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) – A man has died and another person has been injured following a head-on collision on Interstate 64 in New Kent County. Local news organizations report that the incident occurred Monday night after 25-year-old James C. Pavlikowski drove on the wrong side of the road and hit another vehicle head-on. Virginia State Police say Pavlikowski wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died at the ...
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