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  • Wednesday April 12th, 2017
    As part of the effort to fight drugs in state prisons, the Virginia Department of Corrections is making some changes in visitation and mail policies. Among the changes taking effect this month… inmates will change into state-issued underwear for visits with outsiders. Also, vending machine purchases by visitors will be restricted, and incoming mail will be photocopied for delivery to inmates. The original mail will ...
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  • Wednesday April 12th, 2017
    Tappahannock Police arrested an Essex County man following a pursuit. 18 year old Jacob Kline of Tappahannock led police on a pursuit after multiple calls regarding reckless driving. It all began around 3:30 Saturday afternoon, when police attempted to pull over Kline after he failed to stop at a light at Rt. 17 and Airport Road. Kline instead, took off at a high rate of ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    GLOUCESTER COUNTY, Va. – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man died in a boat fire Monday evening. On April 10 around 11 p.m., deputies responded to Jordan Marina in the 7800 block of Jordan Road in reference a boat fire. Callers reported hearing an explosion, then seeing the docked boat fully engulfed in flames. Abingdon Fire and Rescue personnel put out the fire. Once the ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says his marriage and family relationships remain strained after his public corruption case. But the Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2oZ6LUH) that McDonnell considers himself well down the road to “vindication and restoration.” The U.S. Supreme Court overturned McDonnell’s felony corruption conviction almost 10 months ago. He is focused on working, starting a political research center and paying off $27 ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    A transgender who sued the Gloucester school board for the right to use the boys bathroom, says his case won’t be resolved by the time he graduates. But 17 year old Gavin Grimm says he will keep fighting on behalf of others anyway. Grimm was in Washington last week, where he addressed members of Congress during a forum on civil rights under President Trump. Grimm ...
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  • Tuesday April 11th, 2017
    A Middlesex County Grand Jury has handed down indictments to culminate a 5-month undercover drug operation code named “Operation Sand Bucket.” The operation was conducted by the Tri-River Drug Task Force, which includes the counties of Middlesex, Gloucester, Mathews, James City and York. Members of the task force, along with Middlesex County deputies, carried out a buy-bust operation at the end of Stampers Bay Road ...
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  • Monday April 10th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Council of Churches is urging Gov. Terry McAuliffe to halt the execution of an inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend. The group plans to deliver a letter to McAuliffe Monday asking him to spare 38-year-old Ivan Teleguz’s life. Teleguz is scheduled to be executed on April 25. He was convicted in 2006 of hiring a man to ...
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