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  • Wednesday June 21st, 2017
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Attorneys for a Virginia inmate convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006 are asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life. William Morva’s attorneys said Tuesday that they have filed a clemency petition urging the Democratic governor to stop the man’s execution scheduled for July 6. His attorneys say jurors didn’t know that Morva suffers ...
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  • Wednesday June 21st, 2017
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s largest city has taken a position against offshore drilling. Media outlets report that the Virginia Beach city council voted Tuesday to oppose any operations in the Atlantic Ocean. The vote is a recommendation to President Donald Trump. The president has ordered a review of the Obama-era ban on drilling in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans. Trump will make the final decision. The ...
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  • Wednesday June 21st, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A city park established for African Americans during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation is one of 21 new additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says Montgomery Hall Park in Staunton was founded in 1946 as a regional facility for African Americans during the era of segregation. It included a swimming pool and a park ...
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  • Tuesday June 20th, 2017
    By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated PressFAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a man charged with murder in the death of a Muslim teen who was attacked near her Virginia mosque became enraged after getting in a fight with one of the girl’s friends. Police say 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen died of blunt force trauma to the upper body after 22-year-old Darwin Martinez Torres attacked her with a baseball bat ...
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  • Tuesday June 20th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The price motorists are paying for a gallon of gas in Virginia is down four cents from a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Sunday that the average price of a gallon of regular, unleaded gas in Virginia was $2.08, down from $2.12 a week ago. The price of gas in the state is 22 cents below the national average of $2.30. The average price of ...
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  • Tuesday June 20th, 2017
    CINCINNATI (AP) – The Latest on the death of an American college student days after he was freed from North Korea in a coma (all times local): 7:45 p.m. The U.S. Department of State says it has “received with deep sadness” news about the death of an American college student who was released from North Korea and returned home to Ohio in a coma last week. Secretary of ...
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  • Monday June 19th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – More than $83 million in grants is going to Virginia localities, organizations and state agencies to support programs and services related to the criminal justice system. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says 58 domestic violence and sexual assault shelters across the state will get grants ranging from $47,000 to $900,000. Other grant recipients include law enforcement agencies, local probation programs, and commonwealth’s ...
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