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  • Thursday October 13th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A lecturer at the University of Virginia has apologized after comparing the Black Lives Matter movement to the Ku Klux Klan on social media. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/2ddqGbj ) reports that adjunct lecturer Douglas Muir apologized after responding to a Facebook post about Black Lives Matter, calling the movement the biggest racist organization since the KKK. In a statement on Oct. 11, ...
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  • Thursday October 13th, 2016
    The governor is set to make an announcement Thursday at Capitol Square. McAuliffe announced a $1.5 billion budget shortfall in August, which has threatened planned raises for state employees and required state agency heads to come up with proposals for cutting their budgets by 5 percent. The governor has previously warned Virginia lawmakers to brace for “tough decisions ahead” to address the shortfall, which is driven largely ...
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  • Wednesday October 12th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia officials will be handing out thousands of drug disposal kits designed to allow residents to safely get rid of unused prescription opioids. Attorney General Mark Herring said 80,000 drug deactivation kits were recently donated by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. When warm tap water is added, the kits deactivate the pills, allowing them to be thrown safely in the trash. Herring’s office says the ...
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  • Wednesday October 12th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A federal judge has delivered a setback to a University of Virginia official suing Rolling Stone and one of its writers for $7.8 million, alleging she was defamed in their discredited article about campus rapes. The judge says Nicole Eramo’s lawyers can’t show jurors any video from a deposition by the writer, Sabrina Erdely, because they leaked the tape to ABC News ...
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  • Wednesday October 12th, 2016
    ESSEX COUNTY, Va. — State Police have identified the man killed in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Essex County Monday evening. The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of Desha Road/Route 659. The victim has been identified as Marcus E. Pitts, 30, of Dunnsville, Virginia. Police said a 1996 Buick Century was traveling east on Route 659 when it crossed the center line and struck ...
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  • Tuesday October 11th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has fired its Virginia chairman after he led a protest at GOP headquarters complaining that the party establishment was undercutting its nominee. At a protest Monday outside Republican National Committee headquarters, Corey Stewart referred to the Republican establishment as “pukes” who were thwarting Trump by reallocating campaign funds to congressional races instead of the presidential campaign. Stewart, who also chairs ...
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  • Monday October 10th, 2016
    CONESTOGA, Pa. (AP) – Turkey Hill is recalling some mislabeled packages of ice cream. The Conestoga, Pennsylvania-based dairy says some of its 48-ounce containers of Dutch Chocolate Premium Ice Cream actually contain Rocky Road Premium Ice Cream instead. Rocky Road contains almond and egg ingredients that could pose problems for people with allergies. The dairy is recalling all packages of Dutch Chocolate ice cream that have Rocky Road ...
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