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  • Thursday August 25th, 2016
    Middlesex County Attorney, Michael Soberick of Gloucester, is calling it quits. After 27 years in the job, Soberick will leave, effective August 31st. He gave his notice to the Middlesex Board of Supervisors in a letter, dated July 15th. He was the county’s first full-time county attorney. The board has been seeking a replacement. Soberick started working for the City of Virginia Beach, and later for ...
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  • Thursday August 25th, 2016
    By Newsroom A large and greatly needed donation recently came in to the Essex County Animal Shelter. It was in fact, their largest donation yet. George Henard, a frequent visitor to the shelter, who often brought his own dogs with him when he visited, left $25,000 to the shelter upon his passing. Now, shelter officials say the money will be used for a project that will ...
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  • Wednesday August 24th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Officials say Virginia’s Medicaid program has begun covering the cost of mosquito repellent to prevent people from being infected by the Zika virus. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2bhug37 ) reports that the program began covering repellent on Monday. The state health department says prescriptions are required for people to obtain the payment. One refill is allowed per month. Zika causes a mild illness in most ...
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  • Wednesday August 24th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Authorities are investigating a suspicious substance found in a letter sent to the Attorney General’s Office. Capitol Police tell the Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2bfKLlb ) an employee in the office opened an envelope about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and found a black-brown substance inside. Virginia State Police sent a hazmat team to the office to take the substance to a lab for analysis. Capitol Police say ...
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  • Wednesday August 24th, 2016
     DILLWYN, Va. (AP) – A German diplomat’s son convicted of murder is petitioning Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe for an “absolute pardon” and parole based largely on blood analysis. Jens Soering is serving two life terms for the 1985 slayings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/2bMPfMB ) reports that Soering’s petition submitted to McAuliffe this week says a blood analysis concludes that Soering, who has ...
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  • Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
    By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state’s Supreme Court. McAuliffe’s announcement Monday came nearly a month after the court ruled that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a previous executive order ...
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  • Tuesday August 23rd, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The longtime owner of a home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is once again trying to sell. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper (http://bit.ly/2bvfSFk) reports that the house in Virginia Beach is on the market for $2.75 million. The asking price was $4.4 million in 2008 and $3.75 million five years ago. The 90-year-old owner says “it’s just come time to really sell it.” The 3,000-square-foot house ...
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