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  • Wednesday July 27th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Top Virginia Republicans have asked the Justice Department to stop trying to convict former Gov. Bob McDonnell of corruption. House Speaker William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment said in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch Friday that prosecuting McDonnell again will “unnecessarily disrupt” the state and be costly to taxpayers. McDonnell was convicted in 2014 of doing favors for a ...
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  • Wednesday July 27th, 2016
    By ALAN SUDERMAN and LISA LERER Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine called Terry McAuliffe to say thanks soon after Kaine accepted Hillary Clinton’s offer to be her running mate. Kaine had good reason to be grateful: it’s likely that no one lobbied as hard for Kaine to get the job as the colorful former fundraiser and Clinton pal turned Virginia governor. McAuliffe could find ...
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  • Wednesday July 27th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a judge’s ruling that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley Jr., can live full-time outside a mental hospital (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan will continue to live under a number of restrictions when he leaves a Washington mental hospital next month. Judge Paul Friedman ruled Wednesday that John ...
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  • Tuesday July 26th, 2016
    The State Corporation Commission has ordered Dominion Power to evaluate additional alternatives to their plan to build large overhead transmission towers across the Rappahannock River at the Norris Bridge, and will reschedule the remaining hearings in the case. William Barnhardt, owner of Wilaby’s Cafe, requested that the SCC take the action. Barnhart argued that alternatives to Dominion Power’s plan are feasible options and deserved further ...
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  • Tuesday July 26th, 2016
    A man shot his wife before turning the gun on himself last week according to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office, which has been investigating since then. It happened last Tuesday afternoon around 2:15 on Marshall Way. A caller to 911 said that shortly after hearing gunshots, they saw a neighbor, who was bleeding and indicated that she had been shot. When deputies got there, they ...
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  • Tuesday July 26th, 2016
    The 81st annual Kilmarnock Fireman’s Carnival will open this Thursday and continue through Saturday, August 6, at the Kilmarnock Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Grounds, 200 Waverly Avenue in Kilmarnock. The family-friendly event will offer rides, games, food concessions and raffles, beginning at 7PM each night, except Sunday. Volunteers have been busy sprucing up the facilities and assembling the rides and games in preparation for the big ...
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  • Tuesday July 26th, 2016
    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – A grand jury is preparing to meet to determine whether two former Virginia Tech students should be indicted in the killing of a 13-year-old girl. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers on Tuesday. Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers ...
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