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  • Thursday September 14th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate’s lone black Republican says he told President Donald Trump to tread carefully when discussing the country’s complicated history on race. The advice from Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina came after the president blamed “many sides” for last month’s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, and said there were some “very fine people” among white nationalist protesters. Scott said he told the president Wednesday ...
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  • Thursday September 14th, 2017
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A group that advocates for stricter gun laws says it will pump at least $1 million into state races in Virginia. The Washington Post reported Thursday that Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund is donating $450,000 to the campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam. It also plans to spend another $250,000 on campaign mailers to support him. The group is also giving ...
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  • Wednesday September 13th, 2017
    HEATHSVILLE—The Chesapeake Bay Narcotics Task Force, consisting of the sheriff’s offices in Northumberland and Lancaster counties along with the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Division has announced the results of their most recent operation “Summer Over”. Officers from these agencies arrested 11 offenders on a total of 15 felonies and 5 misdemeanor charges. All the charges are drug related. Other suspects remain ...
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  • Tuesday September 12th, 2017
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Two men have been arrested for the alleged assault of an organizer of a white nationalist rally following a news conference last month in Charlottesville, Virginia. Media outlets report that the men were arrested over the weekend. Police said the men attacked Unite the Right organizer Jason Kessler. He was mobbed after he attempted to hold a news conference on the day ...
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  • Tuesday September 12th, 2017
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence. Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of Virginia introduced the measure along with four colleagues from both parties. The resolution, approved unanimously Monday night, recognizes a woman who was killed Aug. 12 and 19 others who were ...
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  • Monday September 11th, 2017
    HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (AP) – A Virginia brewing company is turning rainwater into beer. The Virginian-Pilot reports that Pleasure House Brewing is planning to turn 300 gallons of drinkable rainwater into about 200 gallons of pilsner. The brewing company is partnering with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and the beer will be available at the Foundation’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Brock Environmental Center. The Brock Center has been ...
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  • Monday September 11th, 2017
    TAPPAHANNOCK, Va. (AP) – Virginia state police are investigating two fatal wrecks in Louisa and Essex counties. Police say the first crash occurred at roughly 6:30 p.m. on Saturday when 62-year-old Kevin Bareford was driving his Chevrolet Silverado on Lewis Level Road just north of Sunnyside Road in Essex County and ran into a gully. Police say Bareford then struck several trees. Bareford was pronounced dead ...
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