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VA approves $13 billion transportation plan

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a final six-year, $13.1 billion transportation blueprint for Virginia. The board met Wednesday, June 18, in Richmond and heard from Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe. Earlier this year, the board staked out a plan that includes $9.9 billion earmarked for highway construction. The board allocates funding for essential [...]

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Redskins’ Hatcher out 4-6 weeks with knee surgery

  ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins defensive end Jason Hatcher says he will have surgery on his left knee and will be sidelined four to six weeks. Hatcher said Wednesday, June 18, he will have an arthroscopic procedure to clean up some cartilage. The injury comes as the Redskins are wrapping up their offseason practices. [...]

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Sailor stabbed on Va. Navy base in good condition

  PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a sailor stabbed in an attack on a Virginia base is now listed in good condition. Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Powell’s condition was updated Saturday, June 7. The 25-year-old from Sarver, Pennsylvania, had been listed Friday night in critical condition after surgery. The attack on Powell [...]

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USS Ross leaves for new home port in Spain

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A U.S. warship that is capable of shooting down ballistic missiles began its journey Tuesday, June 3, to its new home port in Spain, where it will be the second American ship to permanently relocate under a NATO defense plan. The guided-missile destroyer USS Ross will be home ported in [...]

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2 killed, 3 injured after boat capsizes in Va.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say preliminary evidence indicates that a boat was overloaded when it sank in the James River, killing two North Carolina men. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission identified the victims as 52-year-old Philip Earl Smallwood and 51-year-old William T. Smallwood Jr., both of Windsor, North Carolina. Three other people [...]

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Spartan Echo wins top honors

  News, sports and online journalism take first place at 2013 awards ceremony (HOUSTON) — The Spartan Echo, the student newspaper of Norfolk State University, won 10 “Excellence in Journalism” awards for 2013 at the Black College Communication Association’s annual National HBCU Student News Media Conference in Houston on Saturday, Feb. 8. This is the highest award-winning year [...]

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