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Police: 50-year-old man’s body pulled from water in Norfolk NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police say the body of a 50-year-old man was pulled from the water in Norfolk. Norfolk Police identified the man as Neil O. Donnelly Jr. They say someone spotted his body floating in the Little Creek Water Channel in Oceanview on Saturday and contacted police. Police say they are investigating the death and are encouraging anyone with information to contact...

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McAuliffe says refugee ban will ‘breed hatred’ toward US

DULLES, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to suspend the nation’s refugee program for four months and indefinitely bar Syrians from entering the country. The Democrat said during a press conference at Dulles International Airport on Saturday that he has asked Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring to look into “all legal remedies” available to help individuals who may be detained in Virginia. McAuliffe said he has heard that a family is being held at Dulles, but is trying to confirm that with federal officials. McAuliffe called Trump’s action “discriminatory,” saying it will...

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NORRIS BRIDGE LANE CLOSURES

Route 3 over the Rappahannock River will be reduced to one lane during daytime hours Wednesday, Feb. 1 to Friday, Feb. 3 FREDERICKSBURG – Route 3 will be reduced to one lane on the Robert O. Norris Bridge between Lancaster and Middlesex counties during daytime hours on Wednesday, Feb. 1 through Friday, Feb. 3. Work is beginning on a $12.8 million maintenance project to paint the three center bridge spans. Next week, the project contractor will install netting on the bridge that will encourage Peregrine falcons to nest outside of the project work zone. Bridge traffic will be reduced...

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DC’s March for Life to highlight gains by abortion opponents

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in years, abortion opponents will have all the political momentum when they hold their annual rally on the National Mall. The March for Life is held each year to mark the anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. The group says Vice President Mike Pence will address Friday’s rally. The group adds no president or vice president has ever spoken previously at the event, now in its 44th year. One of President Donald Trump’s top advisers, Kellyanne Conway, also is on the speakers’ list. Trump has signed an executive order...

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FELONY LARCENY THRESHOLD

Bill to raise Virginia felony larceny threshold advances RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill in the state senate to raise the threshold for felony larceny has advanced in committee. Media outlets report Virginia’s threshold for felony larceny was set in 1980 at $200, and is one of the lowest thresholds in the country. Amended legislation by Sen. Scott A. Surovell of Fairfax and legislation from Sen. J. Chapman Petersen of Fairfax City would raise the amount to $500. The bills were combined in the Senate Courts of Justice committee. A similar bill passed the full Senate in 2016 but...

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Virginia Senate OKs bill expanding marijuana oil uses

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has approved a bill expanding the number of ailments that can be treated with two derivatives of the marijuana plant. The chamber voted Thursday on the measure that allows people with cancer, HIV, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and a number of other diseases to access cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil with written certification by a practitioner. Current law allows the oils, which don’t create a high, to be used only for intractable epilepsy. Republican Sen. Dick Black said he worried such legislation could open the door for legalized marijuana. Democratic Sen. Dick...

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Virginia Tech to mark 10 years after deadly campus shooting

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech says the 10th anniversary of the shooting on its campus that killed 32 people will be marked with three days of events. The school says in a statement that events and tributes will culminate on April 16, the shooting’s tenth anniversary. The school says that on April 14, a campus arts center will host a “Performance in Remembrance” with student performers including a wind ensemble, choirs and dancers. On April 15, the school will host the eighth annual 3.2-mile “Run in Remembrance.” A community picnic will follow. On April 16, there will be...

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Republican leaders propose massive pay raise for troopers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican state leaders are proposing large pay increases for state troopers and sheriffs’ deputies, along with a 3 percent pay raise for other state employees. GOP budget leaders in the House and Senate said at a capitol news conference Wednesday they had come to broad agreement on state pay issues. Troopers would get nearly a $7,000 raise under the GOP proposal, plus another 3 percent increase that other state employees will receive. Starting pay for a state trooper will go from around $36,000 to about $44,000. Troopers have long complained of morale problems and high...

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Bill would end governor’s right to fill Senate vacancies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a bill taking away the governor’s authority to make a temporary appointment to fill a U.S. Senate vacancy. The vote Wednesday comes after Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe faced the prospect of picking a replacement for Sen. Tim Kaine, had running mate Hillary Clinton won the presidential election. The bill would instead let the governor issue a writ of election to fill the vacancy. Bill sponsor Daniel W. Marshall says it would return power to voters. But Democratic House Minority Leader David Toscano says because the bill doesn’t set...

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Richmond animal shelter marks euthanasia rate reduction

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond’s animal shelter says it has made huge strides in reducing euthanasia rates to well below the national average. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Wednesday that over the past five years, the shelter’s “save rate” has climbed from 63 percent to 89 percent. Christie Chipps Peters, who directs the department, says the new rate is “incredible” compared with the national average of around 60 percent. She says the change is due in part to the rise of social media, which has allowed the shelter to put out calls...

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First nuclear-powered carrier will be decommissioned Feb. 3

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Navy will decommission the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier next week. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the USS Enterprise played a major role in world events that included the Cuban Missile Crisis to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The final goodbye ceremony will take place Feb. 3 at Newport News Shipbuilding. That’s the same shipyard where the carrier was built. Affectionately called the “Big E,” the ship was taken from service in 2012 in front of about 12,000 people at Norfolk Naval Station. It completed 25 deployments. Next week’s ceremony is closed to...

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Bipartisan support to clarify cigarette butts are litter

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A bill that would clarify that cigarette and cigar butts count as litter is advancing at the Virginia General Assembly with bipartisan support. The legislation, sponsored by Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul, makes clear in Virginia code that the butts count as litter. Republican Del. Jackson Miller, a former police officer, said the legislation was needed because some judges are dismissing tickets for littering because they don’t consider cigarette butts as trash. The bill narrowly cleared a GOP-controlled House committee Wednesday, but still needs to pass the full House and the Senate before being sent to...

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Virginia lawmaker indicted on 2 felony child cruelty charges

(Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com/) SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Virginia Del. Rick Morris on four charges, including two felony counts of child cruelty. The Daily Press reports that an arrest warrant was issued for the Republican lawmaker Monday following the indictment. Morris is accused hitting his stepson with multiple objects, including a belt, a wooden spoon and a hose nozzle. In addition to the child cruelty charges, he is also facing two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery of a family member. Those two misdemeanors and one of the felony charges had been dismissed...

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Suspect arrested after shots fired at police cruiser

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — A Herndon man has been charged with attempted capital murder after authorities say he fired shots at a police officer. Fairfax County Police Chief Edwin Roessler said Tuesday at a press conference that 21-year-old Brian Landaverde was arrested after tips from the community led them to him. Police had sought the public’s help to investigate Sunday’s shooting. Police say an officer tried to make a traffic stop in Great Falls, but the driver sped away and made a U-turn to come back at the police cruiser. Someone inside the car then fired shots at the...

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Anti-Trump activists’ plan to block highway thwarted

(Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Protesters have twice blocked Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia, but on the night President Donald Trump was inaugurated, police managed to keep them off the highway. A police affidavit suggests how they did it. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that plainclothes officers observed a group of people at a vacant, overgrown lot (photo) next to the highway conducting “demonstration training” ahead of the inauguration after a construction company complained of stolen equipment there. An affidavit used to obtain a search warrant says investigators believed the attendees appeared to have been “role-playing...

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all-day Discovery Days @ Chesapeake Academy
Discovery Days @ Chesapeake Academy
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Looking for a fun and creative hands-on experience for your child on a Saturday morning this winter? Chesapeake Academy is hosting “Discovery Days” as a means to bring together early childhood and elementary school families[...]
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Rappatomac Writers Meeting @ Java Jacks Cafe
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Rappatomac Writers Critique Group will next meet Thursday, January 18 at Java Jacks Cafe in Tappahannock. Meet and eat lunch at Noon and share your creativity from 1 – 3pm.
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Red Cross Blood Drive @ Warsaw Baptist Church
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all-day Chesapeake Academy Scholarship
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Jan 19 all-day
Does your child consistently demonstrate strong, positive character and academic success? Then we have an opportunity for you! Chesapeake Academy (in Irvington) is looking for the first recipient of the H. Hiter Harris, Jr. Merit[...]
all-day Discovery Days @ Chesapeake Academy
Discovery Days @ Chesapeake Academy
Jan 19 all-day
Looking for a fun and creative hands-on experience for your child on a Saturday morning this winter? Chesapeake Academy is hosting “Discovery Days” as a means to bring together early childhood and elementary school families[...]

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