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  • Wednesday August 10th, 2016
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Alaska State Troopers say the boy who died in a weekend rafting accident was from Virginia. Troopers on Monday identified the boy as 14-year-old Joseph Cantler. His hometown was not immediately available. The boy and his brother, 30-year-old Seth Cantler of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, at about 7 p.m. Sunday were rafting on Eagle River when their raft capsized. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Fire ...
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  • Wednesday August 10th, 2016
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – Officials say the Virginia Port Authority failed to meet its financial goals for most of the fiscal year but still achieved financial stability. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2aKnCUG) that lower-than-anticipated shipment volumes are to blame for the drop in revenues. The authority had faced a $5.5 million deficit earlier in the year. But it was able to break even through some cost-cutting measures. Authority CEO ...
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  • Wednesday August 10th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT): 8:05 a.m. Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching an effort to win over Republicans and independents. Called Together for America, the group aims to use a wave of nearly 50 recent endorsements by high-profile Republicans and independents to convince voters to cross party lines. Clinton’s campaign is also releasing new endorsements from several retired Republican officials, including ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A former federal prosecutor with no experience in Virginia politics plans to run for lieutenant governor in 2017. Gene Rossi, a Democrat, recently told the Washington Post (https://goo.gl/BolUjm ) that he plans to make a formal campaign announcement later this month. Rossi worked for 27 years at the Justice Department and said if elected he would focus on sentencing reform and helping former ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Virginia Republican congressman Scott Rigell (RIH’-jel) says he’ll vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson for president rather than for Republican nominee Donald Trump. Rigell announced the endorsement in an interview Friday with The New York Times. He said in March he would not vote for Trump, telling fellow Republicans in a letter that Trump’s judgment, temperament and character point to “a reckless, embarrassing and ...
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  • Tuesday August 09th, 2016
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says it has full faith in state Inspector General June Jennings despite allegations from her staff that she failed to investigate properly the death of a 24-year-old mentally ill inmate. McAuliffe’s office issued a statement Monday saying it had reviewed a complaint saying Jennings had inadequately investigated the death of Jamycheal Mitchell, who died in a Portsmouth ...
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  • Monday August 08th, 2016
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) – A Gloucester man has been convicted of raping a woman in Virginia Beach in 1985. Media outlets report that 50-year-old Andrew Scott Tarantole was convicted Friday in a Virginia Beach Court. The jury recommended a sentence of 20 years. The victim, who is now 61 years old, testified that she was walking home when Tarantole came up behind her, grabbed by the ...
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