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New Traffic Laws Take Effect July 1st

Several new traaffic laws take effect July 1st in Virginia. The 2015 General Assembly amended state code to increase safety provisions for traffic management behicles, bicyclists, postal vehicles, and refuse-collection…

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Attorney: Man Regrets Defacing VA Confederate Monument

The attorney for a man charged with defacing a Confederate monument in Richmond, Virginia, says his client regrets the action. Attorney Daniel Watkins says Joseph Weindl will reimburse the city for…

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VA Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Robbing Cellphone Stores

Federal prosecutors say the last of three men charged with a string of cellphone store robberies has pleaded guilty in Norfolk. Twenty-one-year-old Edgar Brito of Virginia Beach entered his plea Tuesday…

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Gov. McAuliffe Announces 14 Winners of First-Ever Community Business Launch

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that 14 entrepreneurs were awarded grants to open or expand their businesses through the Virginia Community Business Launch (CBL) initiative. The pilot program supports small…

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Gov. McAuliffe Launches Statewide Virtual Datathon Challenge

Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the 2015 Virtual Datathon Challenge, a competition that will bring together teams of innovators from across the Commonwealth to create new applications that improve government….

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Two Small Earthquakes in VA

Two minor earthquakes have rattled parts of Virginia in the past two days. The US Geological Survey’s website shows a magnitude 2.2 earthquake occurred at 2:10 AM Monday. The epicenter…

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VDOT: RT 17 Repairs Continue

A detour will remain in place through Tuesday evening on Route 17 southbound in Essex County, where repair work continued today on a section of highway washed away by storm…

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Search Remains in 2013 Death of Boy Struck by Stray Bullet

Investigators are still looking for evidence to determine who fired the weapon that claimed the life of a 7-year-old Chesterfield County boy almost two years ago. Brendon Mackey was struck by…

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VA Bans Use of Deer Urine Attractants in Hunting

Virginia has banned hunters using natural deer urine attractants to lure the animals. A regulation that goes into effect Wednesday makes it illegal for hunters to possess or use the substance. The…

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Inspection Stickers Stolen From Auto Shops in Central VA

Police are investigating a series of inspection sticker thefts from auto shops in central Virginia. Stickers have been stolen from two shops in Nelson County, one in Buckingham County and…

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Funding Falling into Place for Sweet Briar College

The initial pieces of a rescue plan for Sweet Briar College are falling into place. Saving Sweet Briar Inc. says it has collected more than $2.5 million in alumnae donations and…

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Caroline Co. Man Walks 1 MIL Steps for Relay for Life

Dan Robinson wanted to do something big as captain of King Dominion’s Relay for Life Team. He pledged to walk a million steps before the event even started. Robinson lives…

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VDOT: Sinkhole Results in Detour Southbound RT 17

A detour on southbound Route 17 in Essex County will remain in place overnight as crews continue to repair the highway following Saturday’s severe weather and heavy rainfall. Virginia Department…

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1 Man Dead, 7 Rescued in Boating Accident on James River

Authorities say a 51-year-old man has died after the boat he was in capsized during a float trip down the James River near Buchanan. Multiple media outlets report authorities say Botetourt…

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Police Say Newport News Woman Killed by Stray Bullet

Newport News police are investigating the death of a woman who was hit by a stray bullet that entered her home. Police tell media outlets that 21-year-old Keira Johnson was in…

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