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  • Tuesday September 13th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration is urging the state’s Supreme Court to reject Republicans’ latest attempt to block thousands of felons from voting. Solicitor General Stuart Raphael said in court documents Monday that the McAuliffe administration’s new process for restoring felons’ voting rights fully complies with the court’s July decision. The court ruled in July that governors cannot restore rights en masse. It ...
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  • Monday September 12th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell still owes more than $10 million to the lawyers who ultimately got his federal corruption conviction overturned. His sister Maureen McDonnell told reporters Friday that he’s still in debt to two law firms in Washington, D.C., saying “the bills have accumulated.” Supporters created a legal defense fund in 2013 for McDonnell and have raised more than $575,000. ...
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  • Monday September 12th, 2016
    U.S. Coast Guard members have rescued a woman and her three grandchildren off Gwynn’s Island in Mathews County. The U.S. Coast Guard says in a statement that the 58-year-old woman and the children became fatigued Sunday afternoon while swimming near their jet ski. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads launched a small response boat at 4:44 p.m. from Coast Guard Station Milford Haven. Responders found the ...
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  • Monday September 12th, 2016
    GLOUCESTER, Va.  – The Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office has reported that several residents have complained of  fraudulent IRS calls. Victims are told they owe the IRS for a tax debt, and the money is due immediately.  If the person calls the number given, they are told how much they need to pay to be paid through a pre-loaded debit card or wire transfer. The caller says that ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe is giving schools extra money to help support year-round and extended-year school programs. The governor’s office announced Wednesday that McAuliffe has awarded more than $7.7 million to 66 schools. The General Assembly created the Extended School Year Grant Program after a legislative commission found that students in struggling schools do better with longer school years. McAuliffe said the grant distributions would ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    HEATHSVILLE, Va. (AP) – State officials in Virginia are unveiling a historical marker that honors a man who freed more than 500 slaves. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources says the marker honoring Robert Carter III will be unveiled Saturday in Heathsville in front of the Northumberland County Courthouse. The marker notes that on Sept. 5, 1791, Carter filed a document, called a “deed of manumission,” ...
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  • Friday September 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife on Thursday, more than two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his conviction. Prosecutors indicated in court filings they do not want to pursue a second trial against the couple. “After carefully considering the Supreme Court’s recent decision and the principles of federal prosecution, we have made ...
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