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  • Wednesday November 01st, 2017
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A Portsmouth woman who faked her own death in connection with an elaborate bank fraud scheme pleaded guilty today to conspiracy and fraud charges. According to court documents, Alexandra Hatcher, 49, conspired with her husband, Albert Hatcher Jr., to collect on life insurance policies the two had obtained to insure Hatcher’s life. After traveling to Washington state and changing her legal name ...
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  • Wednesday November 01st, 2017
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The two major-party candidates in the nation’s marquee gubernatorial contest are getting record amounts of cash in the final weeks of the campaign. Campaign finance reports filed late Monday show Republican Ed Gillespie and Democrat Ralph Northam combined to raise more than $20 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26 in their race to become Virginia’s governor. Northam raised $11 ...
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  • Wednesday November 01st, 2017
    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – An evangelical pastor and author says he was removed from Liberty University after a concert and threatened with arrest if he returned to campus. President Jerry Falwell Jr. says Jonathan Martin was removed from campus Monday night because of security concerns. Martin tells The News & Advance that he attended the concert at Liberty’s Music and Worship Center. He posted on social media ...
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  • Monday October 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – All election offices will be open Saturday Nov. 4, for Virginia residents who are qualified to vote absentee. In-person absentee voting also is available during local registrars’ normal business hours. There are 20 qualifying reasons to vote absentee, including illness, pregnancy, a long commute that would keep you from getting to the polls, and more. A full list can be found online ...
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  • Monday October 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Ralph Northam may have a politician’s dream background, but he’s still struggling how to define himself in the age of Trump. The Democratic nominee in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor, Northam is banking heavily on his career as a pediatric neurologist and Army doctor who volunteered for two decades at a children’s hospice. It’s a strategy that may work, as most ...
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  • Monday October 30th, 2017
    BALTIMORE (AP) – A nonprofit advocacy group says efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay are paying off. The Baltimore Sun reported Thursday that fewer water samples are showing the presence of so-called “dead zones” in the bay that can’t support aquatic life. Scientists recently reported that 13 percent of the bay’s waters on average showed dangerously low levels of oxygen. In 1985, the average was nearly ...
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  • Monday October 30th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – State officials are meeting to discuss the possibility of decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana in Virginia. The Virginia State Crime Commission is hosting a meeting Monday in Richmond. Commission staff will present the findings of a study on the subject, and then the public will be allowed to comment. People who wish to speak must sign up in advance and ...
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