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  • Friday June 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Advocacy groups are urging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to halt the execution of an inmate who killed two men during an escape in 2006. Groups including Amnesty International delivered more than 30,000 petitions to McAuliffe on Thursday asking him to call off William Morva’s July 6 execution. Other groups involved in the petition effort include the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the ...
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  • Friday June 30th, 2017
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – A former government official accused of selling classified documents to China has been ordered free on bond despite government concerns that he could flee the country. Sixty-year-old Kevin Mallory of Leesburg was arrested last week and charged under the federal Espionage Act. According to court documents, customs agents found him with $16,500 in undeclared cash earlier this year on a return trip ...
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  • Wednesday June 28th, 2017
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – Maryland and Virginia will end their respective crabbing seasons early this year, following a report indicating a drop in the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population. News outlets report that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that its crab season will end Nov. 20, 10 days earlier than 2016’s extended season. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted 6-1 in a public ...
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  • Wednesday June 28th, 2017
    The Mathews County School Board voted unanimously to spend $236,000 to repair the Lee-Jackson Elementary School gymnasium roof, where more than a year ago, the truss system was damaged and the roof failed, following a winter storm. First Class Contracting of Richmond submitted the most complete and responsive bid for the project, which includes the completion of repairs within 45 days of the Notice to ...
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  • Tuesday June 27th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Liquor stores in Virginia will be open on the July Fourth holiday. The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says in a statement that its stores will open as regularly scheduled on the July Fourth holiday. But stores will close early at 6 p.m. Virginia is one of over a dozen states nationwide where the state government manages the sale and distribution of ...
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  • Tuesday June 27th, 2017
    COBB ISLAND, Va. (AP) – A huge great white shark named Katherine has been spotted ten miles off the coast of Cobb Island, Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the 14-foot, 2,300-pound shark sent a satellite ping on Sunday afternoon alerting scientists that she is in the area. She last came to the surface about 80 miles off Virginia Beach several weeks ago. Katherine was originally tagged by ...
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  • Tuesday June 27th, 2017
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – An annual report has found the overall population of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay has declined and it recommends limiting the number harvested in the fall. The annual Blue Crab Advisory Report was released Monday. It was developed by scientists and other experts and will be used by state officials in Maryland and Virginia and the Potomac River Fisheries Commission to ...
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