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  • Monday June 06th, 2016
    A new report says violent crime in Virginia went up slightly, but property crime decreased in 2015. Virginia State Police released the report late last week, showing that violent crime increased by less than 1 percent from the previous year. Violent crime includes murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault.   Homicides alone increased from 337 to 382, an increase of 13.4 percent. The property crime category includes ...
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  • Monday June 06th, 2016
    The National Park Service Chesapeake Bay office and Chesapeake Conservancy report that they both were pleased with the events along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail on National Trails Day and Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week. Each year, on the first Saturday in June, the American Hiking Society celebrates trails in America and encourages people to experience the great outdoors on trails with friends ...
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  • Friday June 03rd, 2016
    Here in Virginia, you can fish without a license again this year, during the first weekend in June. Free fishing days this year begin today, June 3rd, and continue tomorrow and Sunday. This weekend, no fishing license of any kind will be required for recreational rod and reel fishing during free fishing days, except in designated stocked trout waters. All fishing regulations though, including size, ...
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  • Thursday June 02nd, 2016
    Organizations and businesses in Deltaville, have partnered with Bay Transit to provide easy transportation from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. The Deltaville shuttle, aka “The Osprey,” will have 20 scheduled bus stops and additional “flag stops” as needed. The one-hour shuttle loop runs from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with additional holiday hours. All you need to do is stand ...
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  • Thursday June 02nd, 2016
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to expedite House and Senate Republicans’ lawsuit to challenge Governor McAuliffe’s executive order restoring the political rights of over 206,000 convicted felons, including 40,000 who committed violent crimes. The Supreme Court will hear the case at a special session in July. Delegate Margaret Ransone, who represents the counties of King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland, and part of Caroline ...
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  • Tuesday May 31st, 2016
    Area watermen say, so far, so good! Soft-shell crabs are in season and local restaurants are serving ’em up! The run of spring crabs is on, and thousands of blue crabs have arrived here in local waters, where they shed their shells and local crabbers make money. The crabs caught locally, including crabs pulled from the Rappahannock River… along with those from the Chesapeake Bay, ...
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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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