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  • Friday January 06th, 2017
    345 AM EST FRI JAN 6 2017 ...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM EST SATURDAY... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 PM EST SATURDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. * AREAS AFFECTED: SOUTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND THE NORTHERN NECK OF VIRGINIA. * ...
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  • Thursday January 05th, 2017
    The Urbanna Town Council has approved an ordinance that would grant up to $500 real estate tax relief annually for elderly or disabled residents who meet qualifications. The ordinance provides tax relief on a sliding scale to those over 65 years of age who own or partially own a dwelling that is their sole dwelling. Those seeking tax relief on their dwelling and real estate may ...
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  • Thursday January 05th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia is participating in an effort aimed at reducing the use of segregation and restrictive housing in its prisons. The Virginia Department of Corrections says Virginia is one of five states that have recently joined the Safe Alternatives to Segregation Initiative of the Vera Institute of Justice. The department says Virginia will be assessed on how it uses restrictive housing and then will ...
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  • Thursday January 05th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello is reportedly making a surprise bid for the Virginia governor’s office. The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/2hSI6Rt) reports that sources familiar with the conversation say Perriello called Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday to let him know he was entering the race. The Times reports that Perriello is expected to announce his intention Thursday. Northam is the only candidate on ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants Virginia to be more forgiving when it comes to lower-level crimes while making it easier for new DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. The governor, a Democrat, announced several legislative priorities Tuesday aimed at overhauling the state’s criminal justice system. They include raising the threshold for felony theft from $200 to $500 and restricting the ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promising to veto legislation banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, saying such a “socially divisive” proposal hurts the state’s image. The legislation, proposed by a Republican delegate, mirrors similar measures supported by Congressional Republicans and one signed into law in Ohio last month. Abortion-rights opponents have been emboldened by the election success of ...
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  • Wednesday January 04th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorneys of a condemned Virginia inmate are asking a federal judge to halt his scheduled execution so they can challenge the state’s plan to use drugs from a secret compounding pharmacy. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson heard arguments Tuesday from attorneys for Ricky Gray, who are seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction in his case. Hudson also heard from ...
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