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July 16, 2018 - 3:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators have given the first of several levels of approval to a Virginia-based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday...
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July 16, 2018 - 1:01 pm
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia have recovered and identified the bodies of two people who died in a boating accident on the James River. WAVY-TV reports that the bodies were recovered Monday morning in the water near Newport News. Virginia Marine Resources Commission spokeswoman...
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July 16, 2018 - 12:18 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bring on the bees. Virginia has a new program that distributes beehives in an effort to increase the number of actively managed bee colonies around the state. The program provides beehive equipment directly to new and established beekeepers. Virginia residents who are 18 or...
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July 16, 2018 - 10:58 am
FORESTVILLE, Md. (AP) — A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Striking is forbidden under Metro'...
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July 14, 2018 - 9:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve says it expects low unemployment and rising inflation will keep it on track to raise interest rates at a gradual pace over the next two years. By late 2019, the Fed says its key policy rate should be at a level that will be slightly restrictive for growth. The...
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July 13, 2018 - 4:20 pm
Washington, D.C. (wrva.com) - Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, says if President Donald Trump (R) cannot make Russia's election interference a top priority of his upcoming summit with Russian Leader Vladimir Putin, then the summit should not...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:36 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) —The president of Ukraine says he agrees with U.S. President Donald Trump that a natural gas pipeline venture between Germany and Russia carries dangers. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on France 24 TV that the pipeline "is an absolutely political project" and poses...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
July 12, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Richmond, VA (wrva.com) - Virginia ended the 2018 fiscal year on July 1st with a nearly $552 million surplus. The money came primarily from higher than expected payroll atx collections, a sign that both job and wage growth are growing. State Finance Secretary Aubrey Layne says much of the surplus...
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July 12, 2018 - 12:33 pm
Chesterfield, VA (wrva.com) - Chesterfield County Public Schools have fired their security and safety manager, after facebook posts he made on his personal account. The posts, which have since been scrubbed from Donald Green's page, suggested that Muslim children were training to kill American kids...
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July 11, 2018 - 5:03 pm
Richmond, VA (wrva.com) - A Midlothian man has been sentenced today to 12 years in prison for defrauding approximately 51 customers of more than $600,000. Timothy Scott Wenk, 51, of Chesterfield County, owned Premier Consulting Services and Premier Credit Consultants. According to a press release...
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