Author: Jay Atkins

Double Shooting in Mathews

A 21-year-old Newport News man has been charged in the double shooting   in Mathews County on Ridgefield Road on May 4th.   According to the Mathews County Sheriff’s Office 21 year-old Chad   Whitmore of Newport News, has been charged with murder in the shooting   death of 61 year-old Steven Allen Eary of Mathews.     Deputies and medics responded to a report of gunshots fired about 9:30 p.m.   that night and found Eary with a gunshot wound and a female victim with a   graze wound.     Eary was pronounced dead at the scene....

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Cops cleared in shooting of 18-year-old brandishing BB gun

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A prosecutor has ruled that police officers were justified in shooting an 18-year-old man who brandished a BB gun. Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said the two Manassas officers who shot Luis Torres-Molina of Woodbridge reasonably feared for their safety. Police said Tuesday Torres-Molina has been charged with attempted malicious wounding of a police officer and felony eluding. He’s being held at the county jail after recovering from his injuries. The shooting occurred Friday near a Manassas park. Police say Torres-Molina called 911 to report someone firing shots from a black SUV. According to police, Torres-Molina...

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Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration says it’s time for state and local governments to pay for cleanups of iconic but polluted waterways such as the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound. But supporters of those programs say the cleanups are already a team effort. They are fighting a proposal in the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 budget plan to cut $427 million for regional waterway restorations. Many members of Congress in both parties also oppose defunding the cleanup efforts, which are popular with constituents. Supporters say federal grants often require state or local funding matches....

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More than 1M Virginians expected to travel over Memorial Day

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials expect more than one million Virginians to get away over Memorial Day weekend. AAA estimates that 2.6 percent more Virginians will travel this year over the holiday weekend compared to last year. The group says nearly 90 percent of Virginians traveling are expected to drive. Virginia State Police is urging drivers to buckle up and move over when they see lights flashing on the side of the road. Virginia law says drivers must change lanes when possible if emergency personnel, highway maintenance vehicles and tow trucks with flashing lights are on the side of...

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School buses missing safety device

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thousands of school buses in Virginia are missing a device that prevents parking brakes from disengaging by accident. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that state officials say up to 4,000 of the state’s 17,000 school buses lack a brake interlock. Officials noticed the missing device several weeks ago during a spot check. Several bus manufacturers have agreed to install brake interlocks on qualifying school buses for free. The Virginia Department of Education said in news release that it was not aware of any crashes that had occurred because of the missing...

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May
25
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12:00 pm Homeschooling or considering it? @ Richmond Convention Center
Homeschooling or considering it? @ Richmond Convention Center
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Homeschooling, or considering it? Get the information and inspiration you need at HEAV’s Virginia Homeschool Convention, Home Education: Building a Strong Foundation, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center June 8-10. This year’s convention features keynote[...]
6:00 pm Movie Night @ West Point Branch Library
Movie Night @ West Point Branch Library
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The West Point Branch Library persents Movie Night on Thursday, May 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. for ages 13 & up. Bring a friend and enjoy a great movie on the big screen. Refreshments[...]
7:00 pm Wine and Art Program @ Tappahannock Art Gallery and Community Art Center
Wine and Art Program @ Tappahannock Art Gallery and Community Art Center
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Tappahannock artists’ Guild and Community Art Center at 200 Prince St. will host its “Wine and Art” on Thursday, May 25th from 7 to 9pm featuring Ms. Joyce Crowne-Wilkins local artist and teacher. Ms.[...]
7:00 pm Writer, Brad Parks at Books Aliv... @ Northumberland Public Library
Writer, Brad Parks at Books Aliv... @ Northumberland Public Library
May 25 @ 7:00 pm
Mystery Writer Brad Parks will be at the Northumberland Library in Heathsville to review his new book, “Say Nothing”, for the Books Alive Program on Thursday, May 25th at 7pm. Parks has produced a stand-alone[...]
May
26
Fri
5:00 pm Grilled Chicken Dinner Fundraiser @ Cople District Volunteer Fire Department
Grilled Chicken Dinner Fundraiser @ Cople District Volunteer Fire Department
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Cople District Vol Fire Dept will hold their Annual Memorial Day Weekend Grilled Chicken Dinner on Friday, May 26th from 5 to 7pm at the Fire Dept. Sub Station at the Corner of Coles Point[...]

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