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  • Wednesday November 02nd, 2016
    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) – A man has died and another person has been injured following a head-on collision on Interstate 64 in New Kent County. Local news organizations report that the incident occurred Monday night after 25-year-old James C. Pavlikowski drove on the wrong side of the road and hit another vehicle head-on. Virginia State Police say Pavlikowski wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died at the ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys’ bathroom at his high school. The justices said Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County school board sometime next year. The high court’s order means that student Gavin Grimm ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Rolling Stone magazine publisher and co-founder Jann Wenner says in a video deposition that he disagreed with a top editor’s decision to retract an entire article about a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity after the story was discredited. The Daily Progress reports (http://bit.ly/2dQ8RnM) jurors viewed Wenner’s deposition Friday. On it, he says that although the woman identified as “Jackie,” ...
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  • Monday October 31st, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The Treasurer of Virginia says one in four residents in the state has unclaimed property. WSLS-TV in Roanoke reports (http://bit.ly/2ejPEac) that more than $2.5 billion worth of cash and valuables are in the Treasury’s care. They include a solid gold bar worth about $20,000 and a three-carat diamond ring. There are also tools, cookware, vacuum cleaners and guitars. It all comes from various places. ...
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  • Friday October 28th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia students performed better on a national science exam than their peers in most other states. The Virginia Department of Education says that 50 percent of Virginia fourth graders met or exceeded the proficiency standard on the 2015 national science tests compared to 37 percent of fourth graders nationwide. Among eighth grade students, 40 percent of Virginia students met or exceeded proficiency. That’s ...
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  • Friday October 28th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school’s administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article about how the school handles sex assaults on campus. The Washington Post reports (http://wapo.st/2eKzTd2 ) an email chain entered into evidence this week in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone shows administrators expressed concerns ...
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  • Thursday October 27th, 2016
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – A University of Virginia dean says a perception issue stemming from a magazine article about an alleged gang rape on campus affected an administrator’s ability to work with students. Dean of Students Allen Groves testified Wednesday in a defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine over a now-retracted article about a student who said she was gang raped in 2012. WVIR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2dY1PM7) that ...
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