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3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Virginia rally 3rd arrest made in beating of black man at Virginia rally
Authorities say a third person has been arrested in the beating of a black man at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Lt. Matthew Edwards is spokesman for the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas. He said in a phone interview that 22-year-old Jacob Scott Goodwin of Ward, Arkansas, was arrested Tuesday on a warrant from Charlottesville by U.S. marshals near his hometown...
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US Senators announce $2.5M granted to help parts of Virginia US Senators announce $2.5M granted to help parts of Virginia
WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia's U.S. senators say that more than $2.5 million will be granted to 10 projects for improving infrastructure and economic development in the state's southwest region. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced the federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission in a statement Monday. Three projects receiving $500,000 are for an art museum in Abingdon, the wa...
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Opioid crisis: Body transport booming in West Virginia Opioid crisis: Body transport booming in West Virginia
Public health officials in West Virginia have blamed an increase in opioid overdoses for doubling the cost of transporting bodies. The state paid nearly $900,000 (£671,000) in 2017 to transport corpses, more than double the cost in the last two years, officials say. The number of body transports jumped from 2,200 in fiscal year 2015 to about 4,200 during the same period in 2017. US Presid...
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Virginia attack: Gunman who opposed Donald Trump goes on shooting spree against US lawmakers, dies in shootout; Congressman Steve Scalise injured Virginia attack: Gunman who opposed Donald Trump goes on shooting spree against US lawmakers, dies in shootout; Congressman Steve Scalise injured
Virginia: In a shocking incident, a rifle-wielding opponent of President Donald Trump opened fire on US lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game on Wednesday, injuring a top Republican congressman and four others before he was fatally injured in a shootout with police. The 66-year-old gunman was identified as James T Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, an ardent supporter of left-wing S...
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Pilot, co-pilot killed at West Virginia airport identified Pilot, co-pilot killed at West Virginia airport identified
Officials have identified the pilot and co-pilot killed in the crash of a propeller plane carrying UPS cargo at a West Virginia airport. The Air Cargo Carriers plane made a hard landing at Yeager Airport in Charleston and went off the edge of a steep, wooded hillside on Friday. Officials said it had arrived from Louisville, Kentucky. The airport says in a news release that the victims were i...
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Boy, 17, accidentally kills friend while deer hunting
ASPEN, Virginia (AP) - The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says a 17-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed a 16-year-old hunting companion after mistaking him for a deer. News media report that the shooting occurred late Friday afternoon on private property on Mt. Carmel Road in Charlotte County. The agency says the victim was standing in an agricultural field and the sh...
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Trump claims 'serious voter fraud' in Virginia, but state ally says no 'mass scale' fraud reported Trump claims 'serious voter fraud' in Virginia, but state ally says no 'mass scale' fraud reported
After President-elect Donald Trump claimed without evidence that there had been “serious voter fraud” in Virginia, his former campaign chairman for the state said Monday that he was not aware of any “mass scale” fraud. John Fredericks, a conservative radio talk-show host who chaired Trump’s Virginia campaign, said there were “isolated incidents,” such as the roughly 20 dead people registered to v...
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$151 Million Settlement Deal Reached Over West Virginia Water Poisoning $151 Million Settlement Deal Reached Over West Virginia Water Poisoning
A federal judge has tentatively signed off on a $151 million settlement between residents of Charleston, W.Va., and two companies implicated in a 2014 chemical spill that poisoned drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people. Under the proposed deal, the West Virginia American Water Co. will pay up to $126 million and chemical distributor Eastman Chemical will pay $25 million, reports Wes...
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Trump's Campaign Is 'Pulling Out of Virginia' Trump's Campaign Is 'Pulling Out of Virginia'
Donald Trump's campaign is "pulling out of Virginia," a move that stunned staff in the battleground state, three sources with knowledge of the decision told NBC News. The decision came from Trump's headquarters in New York and was announced on a conference call late Wednesday that left some Republican Party operatives in the state blindsided. Two staffers directly involved in the GOP's efforts ...
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Investigation launched after dead people are registered to vote in Harrisonburg Investigation launched after dead people are registered to vote in Harrisonburg
Harrisonburg officials and the FBI are investigating allegations of voter registration fraud after officials say almost 20 voter applications were turned in under the names of dead people. Harrisonburg Registrar Debbie Logan said Thursday that investigators have found from 18 to 20 potentially fraudulent registrations. The Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday that...
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