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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says it has full faith in state Inspector General June Jennings despite allegations from her staff that she failed to investigate properly the death of a 24-year-old mentally ill inmate. McAuliffe’s office issued a statement Monday saying it had reviewed a complaint saying Jennings had inadequately investigated the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, who died in a Portsmouth ...
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  • Monday August 08th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A Gloucester man has been convicted of raping a woman in Virginia Beach in 1985. Media outlets report that 50-year-old Andrew Scott Tarantole was convicted Friday in a Virginia Beach Court. The jury recommended a sentence of 20 years. The victim, who is now 61 years old, testified that she was walking home when Tarantole came up behind her, grabbed by the ...
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  • Monday August 08th, 2016
    In 2015 the state’s wine grape harvest yielded over 9,000 tons, a production increase of 400 tons from 2014. Utilized grape production was also over 9,000 tons, an increase of about  1,000 tons from 2014. According to Annette Ringwood Boyd, director of the Virginia Wine Board marketing office, unused grapes usually result from one of two scenarios: supply outpacing demand or fruit not meeting desired quality ...
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  • Monday August 08th, 2016
    Published by www.richmond.com The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a permit that would allow a scaled-down version of the infamous U.S. 460 project, a failed attempt at a public-private partnership under then-Gov. Bob McDonnell that wasted an estimated $260 million of taxpayer money. However, whether the state actually funds the roughly 16-mile, $448 million project — which starts at the intersection with U.S. 58 near ...
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  • Thursday August 04th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new solar energy project that will be built at Naval Air Station Oceana. McAuliffe announced Tuesday that Dominion Virginia Power will build and operate an 18-megawatt facility on the base, and state government will buy all of the energy produced. The project is part of McAuliffe’s bid to increase the amount of solar energy the ...
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  • Thursday August 04th, 2016
    BALTIMORE (AP) – The levels of dissolved oxygen within the Chesapeake Bay plummeted in July after a promising start to the summer. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/2azA5cI ) reports that state environmental officials are blaming a recent heat wave for the decline since warm water holds less oxygen than cold water. The Department of Natural Resources wrote in a statement that a lack of winds also prevented surface ...
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  • Thursday August 04th, 2016
    NEW YORK (AP) – Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, are releasing a book two months before the election. Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the 256-page book being released Sept. 6 will be called “Stronger Together.” It will present a wide range of the policy proposals from the Democratic presidential nominee. Clinton and Kaine, a Virginia senator, contributed introductions, and ...
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