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Dreamstime
April 26, 2018 - 4:02 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – A Charlottesville TV station is reporting the parents of Otto Warmbier are suing North Korea. Otto Warmbier died last June after being held for 17 months in North Korea, for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster. The Warmbier family claims the North...
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police
April 26, 2018 - 12:40 pm
SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man who got out of his car in the middle of a highway because of a road rage incident was killed when a tractor-trailer ran him over. Virginia State Police said the man stopped his car early Thursday in a northbound lane of I-95 in Sussex County,...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
April 26, 2018 - 9:44 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians have just a few more days to file their state tax returns. Unlike most states, Virginia's individual income tax deadline does not coincide with the federal tax deadline of April 15. Virginia gives its residents until May 1 to file their state tax returns. Tax...
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April 25, 2018 - 5:24 pm
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. - Revolutionary Racing, together with partner Peninsula Pacific, today officially closed on the purchase of Colonial Downs, Virginia’s only thoroughbred racing venue. The racetrack was purchased from its developer and long-time owner, Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. The purchase...
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April 25, 2018 - 11:14 am
Richmond, Va. — Page County High School is ranked second in the nation for teaching personal finance by Working in Support of Education (W!SE). The New York-based nonprofit that promotes financial literacy education recently announced the 100 Best W!SE High Schools for 2018. In all, 45 Virginia...
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April 24, 2018 - 3:00 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Richmond is planning to use a herd of goats as part of a landscape management project. The university said in a news release that the goats will help clear invasive species from part of the campus as part of an effort to create an "eco-corridor." They will...
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April 24, 2018 - 1:28 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Virginia police officer who was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager suspected of shoplifting. The Court of Appeals of Virginia on Tuesday unanimously affirmed the voluntary...
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House of Delegates
Matt Demlein, WRVA
April 24, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Richmond, VA ( 1140wrva.com ) – Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach) has declined to make a run for Virginia Beach Mayor. The post opens up at the end of the month because current Mayor Will Sessoms is resigning to move back to the private sector. Had Davis run, it would have opened up a potentially...
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April 24, 2018 - 12:17 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The chief prosecutor in Richmond says he will no longer seek cash bail bonds for criminal defendants awaiting trial. Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring told The Richmond Times-Dispatch the current practice of seeking bail bonds is "unfair" and leaves many...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:21 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - Newly released video from a police body camera in Virginia shows a white officer shooting a black suspect in the back as he tries to run away. The Virginian-Pilot obtained video showing rookie Portsmouth Officer Jeremy Durocher wounding Deontrace Ward, who authorities...
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