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  • Friday September 02nd, 2016
    Health officials say the number of hepatitis A cases linked to a chain of smoothie shops has more than tripled in Virginia, and has now even spread out of state. According to the Virginian-Pilot, 66 people are sick with the liver disease, 55 of them here in Virginia. Last week, the number of people who were sick in the state was just 17. All the ...
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  • Friday September 02nd, 2016
    By Newsroom Authorities say no charges will be filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old boy in a motel pool near the Kings Dominion amusement park. The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said yesterday, that investigators have concluded the death of Giovanne Ofosu-Antwi was accidental. The child was discovered in the pool at the Days Inn Doswell last Saturday. He was taken to a hospital, where ...
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  • Friday September 02nd, 2016
    By Newsroom The Middlesex Water Authority has voted to suspend review and negotiations with Sydnor Hydro on a proposed water system in Deltaville, pending review of other system alternatives. The decision was reached in a special meeting held last week, when the board also decided that it should evaluate potentially less-expensive water systems. A consultant also recommended the Middlesex Water Authority not move forward with a ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    Updates to the projected path of Tropical Storm Hermine would see the storm push off into the Atlantic Ocean before reaching the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore region, but there is still some uncertainty to the storm’s path, according to local forecasters. The National Hurricane Center reported that Tropical Storm Hermine was located about 235 miles west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, at 8 a.m. Thursday. The storm was ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Republicans are trying to block Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s latest effort to restore voting rights to thousands of felons who’ve completed their sentences. Top Republican lawmakers say in a contempt motion filed Wednesday that McAuliffe is violating the Virginia Supreme Court’s order that he restore the rights on a case-by-case basis. The court in July invalidated McAuliffe’s sweeping executive ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is asking his administration’s agency heads to suggest where to cut state spending to help bridge an estimated $1.5 billion budget gap. The Virginian-Pilot reports (goo.gl/GmnQVz) that McAuliffe’s chief of staff, Paul Reagan, sent a memo to agency heads asking them to submit proposal of how to cut spending by 5 percent. The proposals are due Sept. 20. Last week, ...
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  • Thursday September 01st, 2016
    NORTHUMBERLAND, VA (WWBT) – A woman was charged Wednesday with assault after she was seen on video slapping a student after a fight at Northumberland High School. In the video, Heather Lynn Sebra can be seen trying to pull two students apart during a fight that broke out as parents were dropping students off at football practice Tuesday afternoon. She “struck one of the juveniles with an open hand,” ...
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