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VDOT Seeks to Smooth Labor Day Weekend Travels

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. More>>

Health Department Struggles to Keep Up with Kitchens on the Go Video included

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Food trucks are an expanding industry in central Virginia and that's expanding the workload of the Virginia Department of Health. More>>

Orange Burglary Suspect Turns Himself In

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Ronderick Demond Clemons, Jr., wanted in connection with the burglary of Terrapin Sports Supply, turned himself in Thursday and is being held without bond. More>>

Orange County Agencies Come Together to Combat Opiate Abuse Video included

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office and the Orange County Department of Fire and EMS are warning of the deadly dangers of opiate abuse. More>>

Locust Grove Elementary Settles into Old Middle School Video included

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Locust Grove Elementary School teachers are fixing up their classrooms in what used to be the Locust Grove Middle School. More>>

Virginia Students Make Gains on Revised Math SOLs

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Virginia education officials say student performance improved on the state's more rigorous mathematics tests and pass rates were relatively flat on revised English, history and science tests. More>>

Kaine Visits Under-Construction New Louisa High School Video included

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Senator Tim Kaine stopped by to see the progress on the new Louisa County High School being built after the old one was destroyed by an earthquake. More>>

Virginia State Parks to offer Hunting Opportunities Statewide

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VA State Parks, managed by the VA Dept. of Conservation and Recreation, offer the outdoors enthusiast a variety of hunting opportunities More>>

Governor McAuliffe Declares September “Honey Month”

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared the entire month of September as “Honey Month.” More>>

Orange Shooting Suspect Wants to Change Attorneys Video included

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Billy Joe Lee, one of two indicted after a 9-year-old from Orange County was fatally shot, wants a new attorney. More>>

VSP to Increase Enforcement over Labor Day Weekend

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As the last holiday weekend of the summer season approaches, motorists traveling through VA this Labor Day weekend can expect to see significant increased enforcement by the Virginia State Police. More>>

Appalachian Power Warns about Payment Scam

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Appalachian Power is warning small business customers in Virginia about a scam. More>>

Grant to Fund Study of Seismic Geography in VA Video included

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The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy is receiving a grant to study seismic geography in Virginia. More>>

Bumpass Man Convicted of Stealing from Vacant Homes

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Dallas Kellison of Bumpass pleaded guilty to two counts of burglary and two counts of larceny of items from vacant properties. More>>

VDOT to Lift Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday

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To keep traffic moving and reduce congestion, VDOT will lift lane closures on most interstates and highways from noon August 29 until noon September 2. More>>

VA-Area Artifacts vie for 'Endangered' Designation

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Time is running out to vote for some of the area's most unique relics that are vying for the title of Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. More>>

Former Priest who Stole from Louisa Parishes Dies in Jail Video included

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Rodney Rodis, a former Roman Catholic priest convicted of stealing thousands from two Louisa parishes, has died. More>>

Virginia Gets NASA Funding for STEM Education

Virginia is sharing more than $17.3 million from NASA to increase student and faculty engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at community colleges and technical schools. More>>

Police Investigate Inmate's Death at Central VA Regional Jail

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Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at the Central Virginia Regional Jail. More>>

VA Students Improve, Beat National Average on ACT

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Virginia students continue to improve and exceed the national average on the ACT college admissions exam. More>>

Emerald Ash Borer Found in More Virginia Counties

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The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has announced the detection of Emerald Ash Borer in additional counties in the Commonwealth. More>>

Police Renew Investigation into 1984 Trooper Murder

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Police say advancements in forensic technology have renewed the investigation into the 30-year-old murder of a Virginia Trooper. More>>

Stoner Arrested in Orange County Drug Bust

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The Blue Ridge Narcotics and Gang Task Force has arrested Paul Stoner on drug charges involving the distribution of marijuana to juveniles.
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Bumpass Man Sentenced on Drug Charges Claims to be Doobie Brother

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Millard Chisholm, sentenced to five years in prison for drug charges, claimed he had been a guitarist for the Doobie Brothers from 1971-1977. More>>

Gordonsville BBQ Exchange Opens Location at Montpelier Video included

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Gordonsville's Barbeque Exchange restaurant has a new location at James Madison's Montpelier. More>>

VA Lottery Earns Record $538.6 Million

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The Virginia Lottery says it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. More>>

AAA: Auto Theft Hits Historic Lows in DC, MD, VA

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Crime statistics from AAA Mid-Atlantic show auto theft is hitting historic lows throughout the region. More>>

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