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  • Tuesday March 14th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging a Virginia law automatically suspending the driver’s licenses of people who can’t pay court costs and fines. Judge Norman K. Moon said Monday that his court does not have jurisdiction over the matter. He did not make a judgment on the merits of the case. The Legal Aid Justice Center filed the lawsuit against the ...
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  • Tuesday March 14th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – More than 100,000 Virginia taxpayers who had state refunds loaded onto debit cards haven’t collected their money. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2mFdxQc ) that the taxpayers never activated their cards and $14 million is sitting at Virginia Department of the Treasury as unclaimed property. The state issued debit cards for tax refunds from 2012 to 2014. The program was ended amid complaints that ...
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  • Tuesday March 14th, 2017
    CLOSINGS AND DELAYS – MARCH 14, 2017 ESSEX SCHOOLS – CLOSED KING  AND QUEEN SCHOOLS – CLOSED KING WILLIAM SCHOOLS – CLOSED NORTHUMBERLAND  COUNTY SCHOOLS -CLOSED RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS – 2 HOUR DELAY CHESAPEAKE BAY GOVERNORS SCHOOL – CLOSED RCC – KING GEORGE CAMPUS CLOSED – ALL OTHERS 2 HOUR DELAY
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  • Monday March 13th, 2017
    Northumberland County’s pre-kindergarten could be expanded from the current half day program to a full day, depending upon how talks go in preparation of the new school budget. The cutoff for enrolling 4-year olds for the fall term is next Wednesday, March 15. Last week, board members voted for a $17.7 million budget that includes expanding the pre-kindergarten classes to a full day, from 8 ...
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  • Monday March 13th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A lawsuit challenging several Virginia legislative boundaries is going to trial. The trial starts Monday and could last through Thursday in Richmond Circuit Court. The lawsuit was brought by OneVirginia2021, a redistricting advocacy group. The group says lawmakers during the 2011 redistricting process violated the requirement that election districts must be compact. The group is challenging 11 House and Senate districts, which are currently ...
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  • Monday March 13th, 2017
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Investigators could not retrieve any data from a waterlogged black box pulled from the water weeks after a tractor-trailer plunged over the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2mxeTwo ) that water damage to the black box made it impossible to recover any information. The box was not recovered until two weeks after the February 9 accident, which ...
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  • Friday March 10th, 2017
    Lancaster High School was closed early on Thursday after a bomb scare at the school. Lancaster school superintendent Steven Parker issued the following statement to parents at 11:15 a.m. regarding an alleged bomb threat this morning at the high school: “Lancaster High School has received a bomb threat, and all students and staff have been safely evacuated. Out of an abundance of caution, we are dismissing ...
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