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Richmond County phone scam alert

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has received over 30 calls in one day from citizens in reference to a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. Sheriff…

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Hanover officials backtrack on high-speed rail option

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — The Hanover County Board of Supervisors has revised its position on part of a high-speed rail project that would link Richmond and Washington. The Richmond Times-Dispatch…

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Metro Richmond Zoo welcomes 13 new cheetah cubs

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Metro Richmond Zoo has announced the arrival of 13 cheetah cubs. The zoo said in a news release that 16 cubs were born between March…

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Parents arrested after missing toddler found in woods

RIDGEWAY, Va. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old Virginia boy found barefoot in the woods have been charged. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Wednesday…

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Home long thought to be Monroe’s turns out to be guest house

Researchers say a home long believed to be President James Monroe’s Charlottesville residence in Virginia was actually a guest house built by the Founding Father. James Monroe’s Highland says new…

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McAuliffe visits Germany, announces new trade deal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new forest products trade deal between companies in Virginia and Germany. McAuliffe is in Europe this week for a trade…

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High court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court could place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws used to prosecute elected officials as it takes up the public corruption case…

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Agencies’ reports into Virginia inmate’s death scrutinized

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two state agencies’ reports into the death of a mentally ill Virginia inmate have come under scrutiny over whether their investigations were thorough enough. The Richmond…

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Virginia thank-you note campaign recognizes K-12 teachers

  RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a state partnership aimed at recognizing the Commonwealth’s dedicated teachers.  The Virginia Lottery, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia PTA are…

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Richmond woman charged in 2-year-old stepdaughter’s death

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a Richmond woman is facing murder and child neglect charges after the death of her 2-year-old stepdaughter. Police announced in a news release Monday…

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Social Security worker pleads guilty to stealing benefits

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Social Security employee has pleaded guilty to stealing $56,000 in benefits from recipients’ bank accounts. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a news release that…

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Social services official pleads guilty to embezzlement

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Montgomery County Social Services official has pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges. The Roanoke Times reports that 43-year-old Pamela Elaine Basham pleaded guilty Monday to…

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Virginia establishes fund to help with sea-level rise

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has set up a new revolving loan fund designed to help property owners prepare for rising sea levels. But the Virginian-Pilot reports that the fund…

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High school senior among 2 killed in crash in Va.

MECHANICSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities say two people, including a high school senior, were killed after a pickup truck ran off the road and hit a tree in Mechanicsville. The…

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Old Dominion University student fatally shot at party

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Police say an Old Dominion University student was fatally shot while at a house party in Virginia Beach. Virginia Beach police said in a news…

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