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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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Poll: Clinton, Trump in tossup Colorado race; Clinton holds lead Poll: Clinton, Trump in tossup Colorado race; Clinton holds lead
In Virginia, Hillary Clinton has an eight-point lead, though that’s down from the sizable twelve points it was last month amid her post-convention bounce. Colorado is a tossup -- Clinton holds a mere one-point lead over Trump. In Colorado, in particular, both candidates get negative ratings from voters across a range of characteristics, setting up a debate tomorrow in which each needs to assuage s...
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Virginia Colleges, Universities Grounding Hoverboards Virginia Colleges, Universities Grounding Hoverboards
University and college campuses across Virginia are grounding flying skateboards, more commonly known as hoverboards. The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and several other schools are banishing the boards amid concerns they pose a hazard for students who ride them and to others. There are also worries about the product itself. Nationally, more than 30 universities have banned or restri...
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Del. Joseph Morrissey resigns in wake of conviction Del. Joseph Morrissey resigns in wake of conviction
VA: State Del. Joseph D. Morrissey, fresh off a misdemeanor conviction stemming from his relationship with a 17-year-old girl, agreed Thursday to step down, and Virginia’s Capitol heaved a sigh of relief. Until the Richmond Democrat promised to run again next month. Virginia is in for more spectacle, on top of all the rest: a state delegate sent to prison for corruption; a federal investigat...
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Virginia Beach Police make arrest in 1990 homicide Virginia Beach Police make arrest in 1990 homicide
VIRGINIA BEACH -- For Joan and Wayne Schoppaul, the beginning is December 5, 1990: the day police found their 17-year-old daughter Joan dead. "We have coped through those 24 years," Schoppaul said. Her was body wrapped in a blue sleeping bag, then shoved inside a dumpster behind a grocery story on Baxter Road in Virginia Beach. "They didn't have enough evidence at the time to arrest anyon...
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ENDORSEMENT: Ed Gillespie for Senate ENDORSEMENT: Ed Gillespie for Senate
By The Editorial Board A burdened immigration system, a contentious healthcare law, an absence of incentives for small and medium enterprises and a vastly unclear energy policy are just a handful of the many issues that Virginians have had to endure in the past few years. Left with a stack of unfulfilled commitments and a precariously placed economy, Virginians across the Commonwealth are deman...
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