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February 13, 2020 - 2:02 pm
(RICHMOND, Va. - www.newsradiowrva.com ) A former Virginia Tech student convicted for helping plan the murder of a Blackburg teenager appeals, claiming her trial was not fair. Natalie Keepers is taking her case to a higher court, hoping for a re-trial. Her lawyer and one from the from the office of...
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President Donald Trump pardons Butter, the national Thanksgiving turkey, in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington, as first lady Melania Trump watches. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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November 26, 2019 - 4:40 pm
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump couldn’t resist riffing on the House impeachment inquiry Tuesday as he continued the tradition of pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, generating holiday-season laughter at the expense of House Intelligence Committee...
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June 04, 2019 - 4:07 pm
Virginia Tech hosted ten separate graduation ceremonies for students based on their identity. In May, the university held separate ceremonies for Black, Asian, Latino, Muslim, and LGBTQ students. Many American colleges even offer separate graduation ceremonies for Black students. Virginia Tech is...
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April 01, 2019 - 2:23 pm
Blacksburg, VA _ Virginia Tech in-state undergraduates will pay the same tuition next year as they did this year. That is the outcome of the decision reached by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors Monday as they unanimously approved tuition and fees for the 2019-20 academic year. Tuition will...
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December 04, 2018 - 4:22 pm
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The fire company that maintains the wild Chincoteague ponies on the island of the same name says a second pony has died of a disease named "swamp cancer." The Daily Times of Salisbury cites a release from the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company that says Rain Dancer died...
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November 20, 2018 - 12:09 pm
Richmond, Va (WRVA) - Two Turkeys enter the White House grounds but only one will be pardoned. The two turkeys that are named Peas and Carrots are from a farm in South Dakota. President Trump will pardon one of the two birds today at 1 p.m. Both birds were hatched on June 28th of this year. Peas...
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November 17, 2018 - 11:36 am
Richmond, VA (WRVA) - The Virginia Tech football team could be playing the Thundering Herd of Marshall on December 1st at Lane Stadium, but only if they need the win to become bowl eligible. The Hokies are up against a wall when it comes to post season bowl eligibility. The team is currently 4-5...
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September 18, 2018 - 1:58 pm
By GENE JOHNSON and JULIE WATSON , Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical...
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September 04, 2018 - 2:16 pm
By HILLEL ITALIE , AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker has dropped plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival next month. New Yorker editor David Remnick told The Associated Press in a statement shared Monday with the magazine's staff that he had...
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August 15, 2018 - 12:01 pm
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech student pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl, but still faces trial on a more serious charge of being an accessory to the teen's killing. Natalie Keepers is scheduled to go on trial in September, accused of being...
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