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Chesapeake Conservancy is photo-mapping the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River
Keep an eye out over the next few weeks for a funny-looking red raft, rigged with a 10-foot pole topped with cameras, cruising the Baltimore Harbor and Patapsco River. The pontoon boat is run by the Chesapeake Conservancy, an Annapolis-based environmental group, and a Virginia technology company,...
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Barbara Comstock ‘Caity’ | Campaign 2016
Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) released the first television ad of her re-election campaign on Sept., 8. The 30-second ad features Comstock's adult daughter Caity sharing why her mother should be re-elected to her Congress seat representing a Northern Virginia district. Comstock is facing a challenge from Democrat LuAnn Bennett, a businesswoman.
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Offutt Air Force Base selected as finalist for drone mission
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) - Offutt Air Force Base just south of Omaha has been selected as one of five finalists for location of a drone wing mission control unit. The Lincoln Journal Star ( ) reports that drones would be controlled from that site, but no aircraft ...
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Hepatitis A outbreak caused by frozen strawberries sickens 89 people in 7 states
Nearly 90 people have fallen ill as part of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries.
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Dozens gather to honor 92-year-old unclaimed veteran
SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) - Dozens gathered at a Suffolk veteran's cemetery to ensure that a 92-year-old man whose remains had gone unclaimed would receive a proper send-off. News outlets report that Army Private Eldridge Byrd was buried with military honors Thursday at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery ...
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Virginia officer charged in shooting fired into car 7 times
HENRICO, Va. (AP) - New details have emerged in the case of a Virginia police officer who's been charged after shooting a passenger in a car he was checking on. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) reports prosecutor Shannon Taylor revealed during a hearing Thursday that Henrico County police officer Joel ...
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West Virginia names new acting state personnel director
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is getting a new state head of personnel. A news release Thursday says Joe Thomas has been named acting director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel. Acting Administration Secretary Mary Jane Pickens tapped Thomas to replace Sara Walker, who retired on Aug. 31 ...
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Drones will deliver Chipotle burritos to Virginia Tech students
Testing will begin on the campus later this month. SAN FRANCISCO, California -- For people who love Chipotle, it's a fantasy come to life: Burritos literally will drop from the sky. Bloomberg News reports that Chipotle is teaming with Project Wing, a drone project in Google's X lab, to begin delivering burritos to students at Virginia Tech University later this month. The experiment will last only a few weeks and has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The burritos will be prepared at a nearby food truck before delivery, USA Today reports. Burrito orders will be lowered on a winch from a hovering drone. "It's the first time that we're actually out there delivering stuff to people who want that stuff," Dave Vos, who heads Project Wing, tells Bloomberg. CNN reports that testing will be confined to a closed site on the campus, and students and employees will order burritos on a special kiosk. They then will be able to watch orders being flown several hundred feet over open ground. The experiment will see how well packaging protects the food and keeps it warm. "It sounds simple, but it's not," Virginia Tech President Timothy Sands tells Bloomberg. "There are a lot of things to work out from a safety point of view and a policy point of view."
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Prosecutor: No wrongdoing by police officers in man's death
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Fairfax County's Commonwealth's Attorney says that four police officers committed no wrongdoing when a resident of a group home died after a struggle with them.
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Police arrest man after deadly Roanoke restaurant shooting
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - A man has been arrested following a fatal shooting at a Roanoke restaurant over the weekend. News outlets report that 24-year-old Jermaine L. Brown was arrested Monday charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting early Sunday at Monster's Bar and Grill. Police say they ...
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Virginia Officials Request U.S. Inquiry After Inmate Deaths in Jail
A 60-year old man died in Hamptons Road Regional Jail in August, the second inmate to die there in nearly a year. Top state officials want an investigation.
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5 best states to retire to that AREN’T Fla., Ariz.
South Dakota for retirement? Why not? And four other surprising but smart choices.         
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Google drones will drop Chipotle burritos on college students
These lucky college students can forget about late-night food runs for a while. Alphabet, Google’s parent company, will use drones to deliver Chipotle Mexican Grill orders to students at Virginia Tech university, according to a report. Alphabet’s Project Wing will test the service — the most extensive yet of drone delivery — this month for...
176 points by New York Post | Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg Virginia Chipotle Mexican Grill Virginia Southwest Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference
The 5 best states to retire to that AREN’T Fla. or Ariz.
South Dakota for retirement? Why not? And four other surprising but smart choices.         
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2 men arrested, charged with hacking senior US officials
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Two North Carolina men have been arrested and charged in connection with a network of computer hackers that allegedly targeted CIA Director John Brennan and other senior government officials. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria said 22-year-old Andrew Otto Boggs, known online as "INCURSIO," of North Wilkesboro, North ...
6 points by The Washington Times | Federal government of the United States United States Washington D.C. Southern United States Virginia Hacker U.S. state Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune
Covering 9/11: 'The page isn't big enough'
Communicating the magnitude of the attacks in print seemed an impossible task.       
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Fewer traffic deaths this year over Labor Day weekend
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Authorities say fewer people were killed on Virginia's highways over Labor Day weekend this year compared to last year. State Police say seven traffic deaths were reported over the holiday weekend this year. That's down from 16 deaths over Labor Day weekend in 2015. Police say ...
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VCU to test emergency alert systems
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University will test its sirens and other emergency communication systems this week. The school says the testing will take place Wednesday at noon. VCU will be testing its 10 sirens throughout the Monroe Park and MCV campuses and sending test alert messages via text ...
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Airport tax cut brings planes, but revenue yet to take off
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - A city's steep tax cut has succeeded in getting more planes to park at the local airport. But officials are still waiting for tax revenues to grow. The Daily Press newspaper on Tuesday reported ( that city officials in Newport News expect proceeds to increase ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Taxation Virginia Hampton Roads Newspaper Public finance Public transport Time Airport
Formal charges expected in Brown County homicide
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A man once acquitted in the death of a rival gang member in Virginia has been arrested in Wisconsin where he's suspected of killing a 31-year-old Green Bay area woman. The 38-year-old man is expected to appear in Brown County Circuit Court Thursday to be ...
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Letter: Choose Dawson in Laconia
Choose Dawson in LaconiaMy name is Elinor Thorsell. Many of you have passed through my classroom at Memorial Middle School. I have lived in Laconia for more than 40 years and have gotten to know Tom Dawson through his son (a friend of my son) and his Stanley Steamer. I was pleased to learn that Tom...
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The 5 best states to retire to that AREN’T Florida or Arizona
South Dakota for retirement? Why not? And four other surprising but smart choices.         
12761 points by Arizona Republic | Taxation in the United States Taxation Pension Sales taxes in the United States Virginia South Dakota Retirement State income tax
'Just like Korea is the forgotten war, the Pentagon is the forgotten 9/11'
When we remember Sept. 11, 2001, we can't help but think in haunting visuals: a jet bursting into a fireball as it impales a skyscraper; office workers falling from the tallest windows of the towers; New Yorkers so covered in dust they look like statues.
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A Female World War II Pilot Is Finally an Equal at Arlington
The remains of Elaine D. Harmon, who died in 2015, were laid to rest, representing a triumph for the WASPs, an often forgotten part of the war effort.
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State House will open for tours on three upcoming Saturdays
It’s official: the State House will be open to the public on three upcoming Saturdays to test a plan to make the building more accessible for tourists.That’s after the Joint Committee on Legislative Facilities approved a memorandum of understanding drawn up by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce...
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Search continues for man who killed son, wounded ex-wife
NORLINA, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina police chief says a man wanted for killing his son and wounding his ex-wife before using Facebook to admit to the attack might have been spotted in Richmond, Virginia. Norlina Police Chief Taylor Bartholomew said Wednesday afternoon that authorities are still looking for ...
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West Virginia unveils veteran suicide prevention program
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is introducing a suicide prevention program for veterans. On Wednesday, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and the state Department of Veterans Assistance unveiled the program named Mountain State 22. A Tomblin news release calls the initiative the country's first state-managed program aimed specifically at curbing ...
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Man dressed as the Joker takes scariest mugshot ever
WINCHESTER, Va. — Police in Virginia have arrested a man dressed as comic book villain the Joker and charged him with wearing a mask in public. Winchester Police Department spokeswoman Jennifer Hall said in a news release that the department got several 911 calls Friday afternoon reporting a man made up as Batman’s nemesis who...
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PHOTOS: Hindu prayer at the New Hampshire House
Veeramani Ranganathan of the Hindu Temple of New Hampshire in Nashua gave the opening prayer in front of the House of Representatives session Thursday. And State Rep. Latha Mangipudi of Nashua became the first legislator to wear an Indian sari during a session. Ranganathan spoke the prayer first in...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | New Hampshire United States House of Representatives Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Concord New Hampshire Bill Clinton Newspaper United States Constitution Virginia
Judge rules Dominion's coal ash site pollutes Virginia water
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia's biggest utility stores coal ash, polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday.
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Virginia Coal Norfolk Virginia Fly ash Infrastructure Public utility Public Pozzolana
Highlights from the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16
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Maryland Senate panel OKs ban on fracking
A ban on the hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Maryland has moved a step closer to approval. The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee voted 8-3 on Wednesday to pass a bill that already has cleared the House of Delegates. That sends the measure to the full Senate. Republican...
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Democrats push Hogan to oppose Chesapeake Bay funding cuts
Democratic leaders in the General Assembly introduced a resolution Thursday that calls on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to oppose proposed cuts in federal funding for the Chesapeake Bay.President Donald J. Trump's proposed budget would eliminate all of the money for the Environmental Protection Agency's...
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Granite State Stories: Civil War soldiers riot in Concord
Violence erupted Aug. 8, 1861, after soldiers of the First New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment, just back in Concord after a rather uneventful three-month stint in the South, attacked and destroyed the office of the anti-war newspaper, the Democratic Standard.The paper had been castigating Republicans...
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Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are…
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Justin Jackson, No. 10 North Carolina dominate No. 14 Virginia
The Sports Xchange CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina appeared to steal some of Virginia's game plan, turning an expected showdown into a romp Saturday night.
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Towson beats James Madison for sixth win in a row
Mike Morsell scored 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting and Towson beat James Madison 75-65 on Saturday night for its sixth straight win         
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Police: Virginia man dies in accident while working on car
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a man has died after an accident while working on his car. Fairfax County Police say they were called Saturday to Prince Way in Centreville for a report of an unresponsive man and a car that struck a townhouse. Police say a ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Fairfax County Virginia Automobile Virginia Steering Transport Washington D.C. Death Diesel engine
Police: man fatally stabbed woman in domestic dispute in VA
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia say a woman is dead after apparently being stabbed by a man in a domestic dispute. Police say they were called Friday night to a home in Manassas. Police say when they arrived they found an adult male and an adult female suffering ...
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Virginia DMV website now displaying wait time estimates
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia DMV officials have launched a new online tool to help members of the public figure out when the best time to visit their local DMV office is. News outlets that the new system, available at , shows how many customers are currently waiting at ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Time Virginia English-language films Customer service Washington D.C. The Washington Times Customer Office
9 charged connection with death of 15-year-old Gaithersburg girl
Police in Virginia have charged nine people, including five juveniles, in connection with the death of a Maryland girl who was reported missing in December. Fairfax County Police in Virginia said Wednesday that the body of 15-year-old Damaris Reyes Rivas was found Saturday in Springfield, Virginia....
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Governor's races in 2 states echo the White House contest
RICHMOND, Va. — A blunt and combative Republican who sneers at political correctness. Insurgent candidates striking populist notes. Establishment figures on the defensive. A former TV star with political ambitions.The governor's races this year in Virginia and New Jersey are unfolding in ways that powerfully echo the wild campaign for the White House.There is, for example, Corey Stewart, a tough-talking former Trump campaign chairman in Virginia who says President Donald Trump's victory has freed candidates to "simply be yourself."
-2 points by Boston Herald | New Jersey Republican Party Kentucky Virginia Haley Barbour New Jersey Democratic State Committee Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey American Civil War
Park service plans more paddling access to Potomac in DC
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Park Service says it plans to expand public access for kayaking and rowing on the Potomac River in the District of Columbia's Georgetown neighborhood. The agency said in a statement this week it has approved a plan for the phased development of 42,000 square feet ...
-2 points by The Washington Times | Washington D.C. National Park Service Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Potomac River Alexandria Virginia West Virginia Virginia Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Hogan scales back Maryland water pollution trading proposal
Gov. Larry Hogan's administration is scaling back his ambitious plan to jumpstart a pollution credit trading program as part of the state's Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts. The initial program would have allowed farmers, developers or governments who do extra to reduce pollution to sell those reduction...
-2 points by Baltimore Sun | Sewage treatment Water pollution Chesapeake Bay Water Maryland Virginia Stormwater Clean Water Act
25 must-see buildings in Virginia
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Md. Senate president expresses urgency on Metro safety bill
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's Senate president is calling for fast approval of legislation to do its part for a Metro safety program, because millions of dollars are at stake. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller directed senators Monday night during a late Senate session to move quickly. That comes ...
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Judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban in Virginia
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban's constitutionality.
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Study aims to keep Frostburg State grads employed locally
Frostburg State University says a study has identified certain types of businesses that could keep graduates of the school employed locally. The next step is to lure those businesses to western Maryland. The school said Friday in a statement that the study was ordered by the city of Frostburg,...
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Va. gubernatorial candidate mobbed by protesters
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate was mobbed by protesters during a trip to Charlottesville. Corey Stewart, who is chairman of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors, visited Charlottesville to defend the city's statue of Robert E. Lee in a downtown park. But he was confronted ...
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Charlotte Ray Thomas, wife of Washington Times columnist, dies at 78
Charlotte Ray Thomas, a family counselor and wife of longtime syndicated columnist Cal Thomas, died Saturday in Falls Church, Virginia, after a long illness. She was 78. Mr. Thomas used the tool of his trade — his pen — to pay tribute to his wife of 51 years, who'd directed ...
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