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December 19, 2018 - 2:38 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 182,000 Virginians have enrolled in new health coverage that begins in the new year. Gov. Ralph Northam announced the enrollment in the new coverage under Medicaid expansion on Wednesday. The coverage is available to 19- to 64-year-olds who are not eligible for...
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December 19, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Norfolk, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - The Pamunkey Indian Tribe confirms it is negotiating with the City of Norfolk to buy land next to the Harbour Park Baseball Satadium to build a casino and resort. It would be the first true casino in Virginia if approved by the Federal Government. The tribe...
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December 18, 2018 - 2:23 pm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia museum has halted plans to display a battle flag used by a Confederate regiment during the Civil War. The News & Advance reports the Lynchburg Museum's advisory board raised concerns about its history and associations when Museum Director Ted Delaney notified...
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December 18, 2018 - 12:39 pm
New York City (Newsradiowrva.com) - Henrico Police say the suspect in last Thursday's double murder in Highland Springs has been arrested in New York City. Lieutenant Lauren Hummel says Abdool Zaman, 39, was arrested with the help of New York City Police and U.S. Marshalls. Zaman is suspected of...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
December 17, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Midlothian, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Chesterfield Police have made an arrest and are investigating a sexual assault that happened on the grounds of Monacan High School in early November. An e-mail to parents says the assault was reported to the school today, and occurred after school hours on the...
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December 17, 2018 - 5:16 pm
Emporia, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - Greensville County Sheriff's deputies are looking for an inmate who escaped Southside Regional Jail Monday. Christopher Robinson, 46, was last seen heading towards I-95. He was wearing a yellow jump suit. The Sheriff's Office is asking people not to approach him...
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(Matt Demlein, WRVA)
December 17, 2018 - 2:20 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is asking state lawmakers for an extra $21.6 million for affordable housing and to help tenants facing eviction. The Democratic governor highlighted parts of his forthcoming budget plans on Monday. He'll present his full budget to the GOP-led General...
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December 17, 2018 - 2:06 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to stop the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville, Virginia, will now also cover the statue of another Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson. The Daily Progress reported Friday that Judge Richard E. Moore approved...
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Officials say Virginia has settled its legal dispute with Northrop Grumman for nearly $40 million. (Dreamstime)
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December 17, 2018 - 1:48 pm
CHESTER, Va. (AP) - Officials say Virginia has settled its legal dispute with Northrop Grumman for nearly $40 million. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the state Information Technologies Agency and Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Friday they've settled dueling lawsuits filed 2½ years ago in...
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Man sentenced in gay rights advocate's fatal stabbing.(Dreamstime)
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December 17, 2018 - 12:58 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man described as a pioneering gay rights advocate in Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports 56-year-old James M. Wheeler told the judge Friday that he didn't intend to kill 67-year-old Bruce M...
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