GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence
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GOP rivals mock Trump, try to make the most of his absence

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Absent Donald Trump, the Republican presidential candidates strained to take advantage of a rare opportunity to step out of the front-runner’s shadow in Thursday night’s debate — a staid, policy-heavy contest that offered a glimpse of what the GOP contest might have been without the unpredictable businessman. Still, the … Continue reading

VSP: Man fired sawed-off shotgun at officer
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VSP: Man fired sawed-off shotgun at officer

EMPORIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say a man was fatally shot by police after he fired a sawed-off shotgun at officers. The shooting occurred Wednesday night at a residence in Greensville County. State police said Thursday 53-year-old Jeffery O. Adkins was outside the residence when troopers arrived to help the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office … Continue reading

VSP Investigation into UVA student arrest complete
Virginia

VSP Investigation into UVA student arrest complete

WAVY — The Virginia State Police investigation into Alcohol Beverage Control’s bloody arrest of a University of Virginia student is complete. Our sister station in Richmond, WVIR, reports state police turned over the investigation of Martese Johnson’s arrest to the Commonwealth’s attorney in Charlottesville. The Commonwealth’s attorney will now review the information and decide how … Continue reading

Fairfax Co. Police officer held without bond on child porn possession charges
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Fairfax Co. Police officer held without bond on child porn possession charges

FAIRFAX, Va. (WJLA/AP) – A Fairfax County Police spokesman charged with possession of child pornography was ordered held without bond on Thursday. William “Bud” Walker was arraigned on two counts of child pornography possession one day after being arrested at police headquarters. He had been relieved of duty last week when word of an investigation … Continue reading

Decorated Marine killed in Fl. training accident buried at Arlington National Cemetery
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Decorated Marine killed in Fl. training accident buried at Arlington National Cemetery

ARLINGTON, Va. (ABC News) – The steady, pouring rain was fitting for the occasion. It was a military funeral at Arlington National Cemetery for Marine Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, killed in a training accident one month ago. Exactly one week after being awarded the Navy’s third-highest award for valor, the Silver Star, Seif’s helicopter went down … Continue reading

Family says police ‘doing nothing’ about Va. teen missing for over a month
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Family says police ‘doing nothing’ about Va. teen missing for over a month

NORFOLK, Va. (ABC News) – The grandmother of a missing 18-year-old college student said it seems like police in Virginia are “doing nothing” to look for her. Anjelica “AJ” Hadsell has been missing since March 2, according to the Norfolk Police Department. Hadsell’s grandmother Katherine Hadsell said she wishes the police would “give us more … Continue reading

Va. schools get 4-year waiver extension on No Child Left Behind standards
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Va. schools get 4-year waiver extension on No Child Left Behind standards

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia will continue to get relief from federal education requirements and No Child Left Behind-era sanctions The Virginia Department of Education says federal officials have approved the state’s request for a four-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver originally approved in 2012. State Superintendent of Public Instruction … Continue reading

Voting machines in one-fifth of Va. precincts found to have security issues
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Voting machines in one-fifth of Va. precincts found to have security issues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – An investigation into voting irregularities during the November general election has raised serious security concerns about equipment used in about one-fifth of Virginia’s precincts, a new report says. The report issued late Wednesday says the state Board of Elections should consider decertifying the WinVote touchscreen system and barring its use in … Continue reading

Columbia Journalism School will release report on Rolling Stone’s UVa. rape story Sunday
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Columbia Journalism School will release report on Rolling Stone’s UVa. rape story Sunday

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Columbia Journalism School says that on Sunday, it will release its review of a discredited Rolling Stone magazine article that portrayed a graphic rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. The school announced the report’s release date on its website Thursday. It said the report will be released on RollingStone.com and … Continue reading

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Investigation prompted by alleged-rape story to be released

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, plan to release the findings of an investigation prompted by a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape. The police department has scheduled a news conference for 2 p.m. Monday in Charlottesville. A notice posted on the police department’s website says the department won’t answer any questions … Continue reading