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Family sues PETA for $9.7M, says workers euthanized pet

Family sues PETA for $9.7M, says workers euthanized pet NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A family is suing PETA for $9.7 million after they say workers from the organization euthanized their Chihuahua. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1N6OzM1 ) reports Wilber Zarate and his daughter each sued the group Tuesday in Norfolk Circuit Court for $2 million. They are also suing PETA workers … Continue reading

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Virginia public colleges expect enrollment growth to slow

Virginia public colleges expect enrollment growth to slow RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Enrollment growth at Virginia’s public colleges and universities is expected to slow over the next six years, unlike private institutions in the state. Overall, public two- and four-year schools expect a 5 percent increase by 2021-2022. Four schools anticipate a decline in enrollment. The … Continue reading

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Man found not guilty of dragging officer in his patrol car

Man found not guilty of dragging officer in his patrol car NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A jury has found a Norfolk man not guilty of dragging an officer with his own squad car. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1ktjrQF ) reports a Norfolk Circuit Court jury found 31-year-old Marius Mitchell not guilty of charges including malicious wounding of a police officer and eluding police … Continue reading

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Former Suffolk mayor gives archives to historical society

Former Suffolk mayor gives archives to historical society SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Historical Society will be using former Suffolk Mayor Andy Damiani’s personal archives to bulk up the society’s 20th century collection. Damiani tells the Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1HSTaWc) that he’s saved decades of newspaper clippings, live radio records, videos and other items related to … Continue reading

Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans’ care
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Trump releases plan aimed at improving veterans’ care

JILL COLVIN, Associated Press NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump released a plan on Saturday aimed at overhauling the Department of Veterans Affairs and improving veterans’ health care and employment services. Under Trump’s plan, eligible veterans would be able to bring their veterans’ identification cards to any private doctor or facility that … Continue reading

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Former Norfolk SPCA bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement

Former Norfolk SPCA bookkeeper sentenced for embezzlement NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former bookkeeper for the Norfolk Society for the Prevention of Cruelty has been sentenced to 4½ years in prison for embezzling more than $135,000. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1M2PDkr ) that 44-year-old Kimberly A. Raeburn was sentenced Friday in Norfolk Circuit Court. She pleaded … Continue reading