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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    Virginia’s Cobia season will remain open more than two months past a closure date that federal fisheries managers had asked for. A report by The Virginian-Pilot says that the Virginia Marine Resources Commission voted 5 to 4 this week, to keep the state’s cobia season open until Aug. 30, but with stricter regulations. Starting June 1, Virginia anglers will have a two-fish maximum per boat ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    Governor Terry McAuliffe says a new statewide initiative is underway to better understand where Virginia has the largest gaps in broadband coverage. The Governor announced the initiative at a ceremony to sign House Bill 912, which clarifies and improves the process for installing communications infrastructure, benefiting rural communities. The new initiative, RUOnlineVA, provides a platform for Virginia residents and businesses to notify the Commonwealth whether ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    SCAM ALERT: Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has received reports from approximately 12 citizens stating they have received calls from a subject claiming to be the with IRS . The IRS will not contact you by phone or threaten to persue criminal charges by phone. Do Not provide your person information or any financial information. CRIME SOLVERS: Lancaster County Crime Solvers is seeking information about a break in ...
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  • Friday May 27th, 2016
    On May 25, the Northumberland sheriff’s office announced the arrest of  64 year old Robert Baker Ward, Jr on 10 felony counts relating to the possession of child pornography. He is being held in the Northern Neck Regional Jail pending arraignment. The arrest resulted from a joint investigation involving Franklin County, Gloucester County and Northumberland County, all members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. ...
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  • Friday May 27th, 2016
    The monument honoring Northern Neck menhaden watermen, including spotter pilots, who died at sea will be unveiled and dedicated on Saturday at 2 pm at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum. This project is a cooperative effort between the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum and the Kilmarnock Museum. More than 70 names of watermen who have perished while at sea are inscribed on the monument. Extensive research was conducted ...
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  • Friday May 27th, 2016
    A Colonial Beach woman has been charged with 16 criminal offenses for alleged sexual assaults involving a 12-year-old girl. Colonial Beach Police report that 49 year old Michelle Ruggs has been charged with four counts of sodomy, two counts of using a communications system to entice a child, and soliciting a minor to be the subject of child pornography. The investigation began earlier this month after ...
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  • Thursday May 26th, 2016
    Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. Over two dozen cities and towns claim to be the birthplace of Memorial Day. While Waterloo N.Y. was officially declared the birthplace of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson in May 1966, it’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the ...
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