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  • Thursday December 18th, 2014 Governor-McAuliffe
    By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he has not received any big-ticket gifts since taking office this year, a notable departure from what was commonplace under past administrations. A list of gifts received by McAuliffe was included in the governor’s recently filed statement of economic interest. The list shows the governor accepted mostly trinkets related to trade missions. The statement says ...
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  • Thursday December 18th, 2014 virginia_seal
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A lawmaker says state Attorney General Mark Herring’s office will look into late fees that Elizabeth River Crossings adds to motorists’ bills on unpaid tunnel toll invoices. Sen. Kenny Alexander told The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1C14nwC) that Herring’s office agreed to research the $25 fees that are tacked on when an invoice goes unpaid for more than 30 days and again when a second ...
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  • Thursday December 18th, 2014 news
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A federal court has dismissed an appeal over the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors’ practice of opening meetings with a prayer. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled Wednesday that it did not have jurisdiction because the county didn’t file its appeal within the appropriate timeframe. The county had appealing a judge’s ruling last year barring ...
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  • Wednesday December 17th, 2014 latest_news
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) – Two jets made emergency landings about an hour apart at Newport News-Williamsburg International Airport. Airport spokeswoman Jessica Wharton tells media outlets that no one was injured in either incident on Tuesday. The pilot of an Air Force T-38 A training jet diverted to the Newport News airport after the aircraft lost its canopy during takeoff from Joint Base Langley-Eustis. The jet made ...
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  • Wednesday December 17th, 2014 amainnews
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants to require day care providers that receive public subsidies to acquire a state license. The governor’s staff told reporters in a press briefing in Richmond late Tuesday that McAuliffe will seek the new regulations during the 2015 legislative session. The measure could affect 1,920 day care providers that currently operate without a license. The governor’s staff said the measure ...
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  • Tuesday December 16th, 2014 virginia_seal
    Gov. Terry McAu­li­ffe wants to include $28 mil­lion in the new bud­get for new vot­ing machines across our state that he claims would cre­ate a paper trail for indi­vid­ual votes. The pro­posal would pay for new machines in more than 2,100 precincts and also reim­burse about 400 precincts that already have installed the newer sys­tems. State offi­cials believe that in addi­tion to the newer tech­nol­ogy, uni­for­mity in ...
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  • Tuesday December 16th, 2014 guns
    Police are con­tin­u­ing to inves­ti­gate an inci­dent in which a stu­dent stu­dent at Mid­dle­sex High School had sev­eral firearms on school prop­erty. The Mid­dle­sex County Sheriff’s Office, New­port News Police and the Tri River Drug Task Force K9 units, searched the high school in Saluda and St. Clare Walker Mid­dle School in Locust Hill on Fri­day. That’s when the K9 unit turned up four loaded guns, includ­ing two hand­guns, along ...
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