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July 06, 2018 - 9:31 am
By BEN FINLEY , Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting five people at a Maryland newsroom is believed to have mailed a letter on the day of the rampage to a Virginia journalist he harassed for years and unsuccessfully sued, police and the journalist said Thursday...
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July 05, 2018 - 4:50 pm
Louisa, VA (wrva.com) - A small, 1.7 magnitude earthquake struck Louisa Thursday morning. Virginia Tech earthquake expert Martin Chapman says the quake is an aftershock from the 2011 5.8 earthquake, which was felt along the East Coast. Chapman says it is not unusual for aftershocks to be felt years...
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July 05, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Midlothian, VA. (wrva.com) -- The Chesterfield School Board is expected to vote next week to amend their construction plans, and add a new elementary school in the western portion of the county to the mix. The school, which would go in the Magnolia Green subdivision (on land already approved for...
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(Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
July 05, 2018 - 4:19 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges Thursday in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr. entered the plea during his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville...
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July 05, 2018 - 1:21 pm
The Chesterfield County School Board will receive, during a special-called meeting on July 11, a proposal to amend its previously adopted Capital Improvement Plan to add a new elementary school in the Matoaca District. The new 900-student school is proposed to open in Fall 2020 and would be built...
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July 05, 2018 - 12:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal groups prepping for battle over the Supreme Court vacancy say senators who back abortion rights can't settle for statements that the nominee will respect legal precedent. They say whomever President Donald Trump selects must explicitly say they support the rights to...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
July 05, 2018 - 10:55 am
Midlothian, VA (wrva.com) - Chesterfield firefighters say discarded firework debris placed in a trash can caused a fire that damaged a home off Lucks Lane. The home on Duxbury Court suffered significant damage. Two adults and two children were displaced as a result of the fire. No injuries were...
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Columns on building at University of Virginia inspired by Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, VA. (Dreamstime)
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July 04, 2018 - 10:26 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has named a new chief of police. The Daily Progress reports Tommye S. Sutton, currently the deputy police chief at Northwestern University in Illinois, will move into the new role in August. In his job at Northwestern, Sutton oversaw patrol,...
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Hanover County sheriff's Office
July 03, 2018 - 4:21 pm
Hanover, Va. – The Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the individual pictured below. Between the dates of June 16, 2018, and July 2, 2018, a theft of copper occurred in the 10400 block of Old Washington Highway. Since June 16, 2018, over 500 pounds...
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July 03, 2018 - 4:02 pm
RICHMOND, VA (WRVA) - Caroline County, Virginia, after almost a year of negotiations, has entered into an agreement with the United States Department of Homeland Security for detention and care of Administrative Detainees. This facility will be similar to others operated in the Commonwealth. The...
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