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Coast Guard airlifts 2 from cruise ship off Virginia coast

The Coast Guard flew two cruise ship passengers by helicopter from off the Virginia Coast. News outlets report that early Sunday, the Sector Hampton Roads Command Center in Portsmouth was notified…

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Man to ask court to clear him of rape following DNA test

A Virginia man says he plans to ask the state’s Supreme Court to clear his name after DNA evidence proved he did not rape a 12-year-old girl in the 1970s. The…

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Virginia Tech brings in $100M in donations, setting record

For the first time, Virginia Tech has raised more than $100 million in donations in a single year. The school says it brought in more than $101 million during fiscal year…

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Maturing oyster recovery projects bring calls for money

Oysters were once so abundant in American waters that boats would run aground on them, Indians would feast on them, and vacationers would grab handfuls to roast for dinner. But over…

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Hundreds protest governor’s positions on fossil fuels

Hundreds of protesters have streamed into Virginia’s capital city to criticize the Democratic governor’s energy policies, including his support for a proposed natural gas pipeline. Carrying signs that read “We won’t…

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5th trial delay granted for accused flight attendant

A federal judge in North Dakota has granted a fifth trial delay for a flight attendant accused of disrupting SkyWest flights in the upper Midwest and on the East Coast…

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Appeals court delay requested in ex-Virginia governor’s case

Prosecutors have asked a federal appeals court to delay action for 30 days on a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption case — to allow…

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Virginia looks to strengthen police-community relations

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration wants to know how the state can strengthen relationships between law enforcement officials and the communities they serve. The administration is planning to hold four “listening sessions”…

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The Latest: Warren: ‘Probably not’ Clinton’s running mate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’s “probably not” Hillary Clinton’s choice of running mate. The Massachusetts Democrat says “I think if it were me, I would know it by now. “Warren made…

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Environmentalists, others to protest at Executive Mansion

Environmental groups and other advocates say there are more than 650 people from around the state who plan to attend a protest aimed at Gov. Terry McAuliffe. The protesters plan to…

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Site with clues to fate of fabled Lost Colony may be saved

Clues to what became of North Carolina’s fabled Lost Colony could lie in a waterfront tract where thousands of condos were once going to be built. Now, one of the…

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Mom of 3 keeps promise, adopts 6 kids after her friend dies

A Virginia mother of three has made good on a high school friend’s dying wish by adopting her six children. Stephanie Culley tells ABC News that Beth Laitkep asked Culley to…

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McAuliffe: sharp drop in homelessness in Virginia

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said was a sharp drop in homelessness in the Old Dominion in the last year. McAuliffe said at a Capitol news conference Wednesday that overall homeless in…

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New corral ready for 2016 Chincoteague Pony Penning

A new corral awaits the Chincoteague ponies for their annual swim from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. Kevin Sloan, refuge manager of the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, tells The Daily Times…

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Tenn. pill mill doctor continuing to prescribe in Virginia

A federal judge is allowing a doctor who pleaded guilty to a drug-trafficking conspiracy charge for his role in operating a Maryville pill mill to continue practicing medicine while he…

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