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Farmers' Almanac Releases Winter 2018 Forecast For Virginia, DC. Farmers' Almanac Releases Winter 2018 Forecast For Virginia, DC.
The Farmers' Almanac has released its long-range prediction for winter 2018. The news won't be good for Virginia, Washington, DC and other Mid-Atlantic states, unless you like to go sledding or love to bundle up in wool socks and layers. The publication predicts this winter will be a bit more "normal" as far as the temperatures are concerned, but that isn't necessarily a good thing. The iconic ...
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From Barron to Casserole, First Lady Opens up on White House. From Barron to Casserole, First Lady Opens up on White House.
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump opened up a bit Wednesday about life in the Trump White House, where 12-year-old Barron is more interested in sports than social media, she has no inclination to make casseroles and she thinks the red topiary trees work just fine as part of her holiday decor. Mrs. Trump spoke at a forum at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, to raise awareness a...
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Ultralight aircraft crashes near Shannon Airport on Friday morning. Ultralight aircraft crashes near Shannon Airport on Friday morning.
FREDERICKSBURG — Virginia State Police responded to a plane crash Friday morning just outside Shannon Airport. A private, ultralight craft crashed on federal land just outside the airport, near Slaughter Pen Farm Historic Site, at about 7:45 a.m. One person, the pilot, received treatment at the scene and was taken to Mary Washington Hospital with serious injuries, state police said. There wa...
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Virginia files lawsuit against Mountain Valley Pipeline, alleging environmental violations. Virginia files lawsuit against Mountain Valley Pipeline, alleging environmental violations.
The company building a natural gas pipeline through Southwest Virginia violated environmental regulations more than 300 times, a lawsuit filed Friday by Virginia’s top lawyer alleges. Mountain Valley Pipeline is facing “the maximum allowable civil penalties and a court order to force MVP to comply with environmental laws and regulations,” according to a statement from Attorney General Mark Herr...
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State briefs for Sunday, Nov. 25. State briefs for Sunday, Nov. 25.
Portsmouth jail, care firm pay $625K to settle lawsuit PORTSMOUTH — A jail in Virginia and its medical provider have agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit. The Daily Press reported Wednesday that Henry Clay Stewart Jr., 60, was being held at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail on a probation violation stemming from a shoplifting charge in 2016 when he died from bleeding from ...
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5th Congressional District likely to be more competitive following redistricting. 5th Congressional District likely to be more competitive following redistricting.
Analysts and candidates don’t quite agree on the effect of gerrymandering following the election for Virginia’s 5th Congressional District seat. The largest congressional district geographically in the state, the 5th District has been considered a Republican stronghold since the lines were redrawn in 2011, following the 2010 Census. Democrat Leslie Cockburn hoped to change that, but underper...
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After crashing into cars, Va. man climbed fast-food restaurant, deputies say. After crashing into cars, Va. man climbed fast-food restaurant, deputies say.
WASHINGTON — A Virginia man is under arrest Monday after allegedly striking 10 vehicles in a parking lot and climbing onto the roof of a Five Guys to evade police. Stafford County sheriff’s deputies responded to the Stafford Marketplace after reports of multiple car accidents around 10 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they determined that the driver of a Ford pickup — which was hauling a trailer...
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UVA bans 10 people from campus over torch-lit march in August 2017. UVA bans 10 people from campus over torch-lit march in August 2017.
The University of Virginia said Friday that it had banned 10 white nationalists for their actions during a torch-lit campus demonstration that turned violent last year. The no-trespass warnings were issued to people law enforcement identified “as either committing or conspiring with others to carry out acts of violence or other conduct that directly threatened the health and safety of members o...
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Two polls tell very different stories in West Virginia Senate contest. Two polls tell very different stories in West Virginia Senate contest.
A pair of polls released this week tell very different stories in West Virginia’s Senate race, with one suggesting the GOP could be poised for a major win and another showing the incumbent Democrat is on track to trounce his challenger. An Oct. 21 survey conducted for Gray Television gives Sen. Joe Manchin III a whopping 16-point lead over his Republican opponent, West Virginia Attorney General...
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Dominion gets incremental approval to merge with SC utility Dominion gets incremental approval to merge with SC utility
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Federal regulators have given one level of approval to a Virginia-based power company's proposed merger with an embattled South Carolina utility struggling after the failure of a multibillion-dollar nuclear construction debacle. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday ruled that the combination of SCANA Corp. and Dominion Energy, Inc. "is consistent with the pub...
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