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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    Health officials here in Virginia, now say there are 40 confirmed cases of Hepatitis-A connected to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across the state, and the number is growin… up from 28 cases less than a week ago. According to a press release from the Virginia Department of Health, about 55 percent of those infected have been hospitalized. There are more than 500 ...
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  • Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    Northumberland County’s planning commission has wrapped up its draft of a new comprehensive plan. The plan comes in at five full chapters, and more than an inch thick. If it is now adopted by the Board of Supervisors ,will replace the plan that was adopted back in 2006. County officials say the new plan does not contain any major changes from the old plan though, ...
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  • Tuesday August 30th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – State Sen. Frank Wagner of Virginia Beach says he’s seeking the Republican nomination for governor. The Virginian-Pilot (http://tinyurl.com/z6xy5tg) reports that Wagner made the announcement on Sunday. He’s one of four candidates who’ve announced they are seeking the nomination. He’s the only state lawmaker of the group and the only candidate from Hampton Roads. Wagner will be challenging Ed Gillespie, the former Republican National ...
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  • Tuesday August 30th, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The Gloucester County School Board formally asked the high court on Monday to overturn an appeals court ruling that said the board’s policy barring Gavin Grimm from the ...
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  • Tuesday August 30th, 2016
    RICHMOND COUNTY, Va. — One woman was killed and five other people were hurt in a head-on crash Sunday morning in Richmond County. “A 2004 Hyundai Tiburon was traveling along Route 3 when it crossed the centerline and struck head-on a 2003 Mitsubishi Diamante,” a Virginia State Police spokeswoman said. “The driver of the Mitsubishi, Sabrina M. Bowens, 48, of Montross, Va., died at the scene. ...
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  • Monday August 29th, 2016
    Neighbors across Virginia’s Middle Peninsula have formed a solar co-op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The Hampton Roads Solar Tour Group is seeking members and will host an information meeting September 12 to educate the community about solar and the co-op process. The group is partnering with VA SUN in support of the Middle Peninsula ...
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  • Monday August 29th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Prosecutors and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s attorneys want more time to figure out the next steps after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction. The high court ruled in June that McDonnell’s actions were distasteful but didn’t necessarily violate federal bribery laws. The case was returned to an appeals court to decide whether there’s enough evidence for another trial. The appeals ...
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