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  • Wednesday December 28th, 2016
    Bay Rivers Telehealth Alliance has been awarded a federal grant of $1.2 million over 4 years for its School Based Telehealth Initiative. Bay Rivers will work with the Essex, Northumberland, and Westmoreland County Public Schools to bring healthcare services directly into schools giving students greater access to healthcare. The school-based health services will focus on improving access to care and improving outcomes of chronic health conditions ...
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  • Tuesday December 27th, 2016
    MATHEWS CO., Va. – A 68-year-old woman died in a house fire early Friday in Mathews County, according to the Mathews County Fire Department. Fire crews were dispatched to the home in the 11000 block of Buckley Hall Road at 1:04 a.m. and arrived to find heavy fire coming from the back of the house. Firefighters noticed a vehicle in the driveway but did not see anyone standing outside. ...
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  • Tuesday December 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia lawmaker has filed a bill that would prohibit the use of cellphones while driving with limited exceptions. The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/2i3pNsp ) Democratic Sen. Scott Surovell filed a bill this month that would require a hands-free device be used to make calls behind the wheel. Under the proposed legislation, drivers could display directions or listen to audio from their ...
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  • Tuesday December 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND—A Lancaster man convicted of murder in 2015 has been denied an appeal request. The Virginia Court of Appeals on Friday rejected the request from James Todd Kessler, who was convicted in the August 2014 murder of  Claudine Jaquier Gifford. Commonwealth’s Attorney Jan Smith told the Rappahannock Record that Kessler’s attorney has 14 days to appeal that decision. Kessler was convicted of second degree murder and ...
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  • Wednesday December 21st, 2016
    MITCHELLS, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe has granted a full pardon to a man who was cleared of committing a double murder he was serving a prison sentence for. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/2h3ZdxO ) reports Robert Paul Davis learned Friday that he had been granted a full pardon. Davis had been granted a conditional pardon in December 2015 that allowed him to leave the Coffeewood ...
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  • Wednesday December 21st, 2016
    The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) responsible for the burglary and larceny recently committed on the Gloucester Moose Lodge. During the over-night hours of December 13, 2016 the suspect(s) broke into the Moose Lodge stealing an undisclosed amount of currency. The suspect captured on the business video is believed to be a male, unknown race and he ...
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  • Monday December 19th, 2016
    Many homes and businesses in Gloucester County that until now, have not had access to high-speed internet, may finally join the 21st century! That’s because… thanks to a grant by the Virginia Deparment of Housing and Community Development, high speed internet may finally be coming as soon as next summer. The giant step out of the dark ages comes after the Gloucester County Board of ...
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