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McAuliffe announces 500 jobs coming to central Va.

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A customer service center is bringing 500 jobs to Henrico County. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Teleperformance is establishing the service center, the second in the state for the company. The governor’s office says Teleperformance serves a global customer base with technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs. [...]

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Va. State player pleads in opposing QB assault

  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Virginia State football player pleaded guilty Tuesday to assaulting Winston-Salem State’s starting quarterback during a November luncheon, the day before the teams were going to play for the league championship. Forsyth County Chief Assistant District Attorney Jennifer Martin said Lamont Britt pleaded guilty to a charge of simple assault. [...]

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Va. small business owners advocate for Medicaid

   RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of small business owners want Virginia House Republicans to drop their opposition to expanding publicly funded health care to low-income residents. Lee Russell, a butcher from Fredericksburg is scheduled to deliver a letter Wednesday, April 16, signed by more than 400 current and former small business owners to House [...]

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Cargo ship grounded in windy Chesapeake Bay

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a 751-foot cargo ship has run aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay, and officials hope they can try to free it during high tide. The bulk carrier Ornak ran aground Tuesday night near First Landing State Park as winds gusted up to 70 mph. The ship [...]

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3 killed in single-car wreck in Buckingham County

  RICHMOND, Va. April 13th (AP) — Virginia State Police say two adults and a child are dead following a single-car crash in Buckingham County. The accident occurred early Sunday morning on Route 15, less than a mile north of Route 620. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller identified the victims as 44-year-old Anthony G. Foster [...]

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Police in missing Va. teen case search area

  LOVINGSTON, Va. April 14th (AP) — Law enforcement officials are searching near the home of a man suspected in the disappearance of a Virginia teenager last summer. Media reports say the search Monday is focusing in an area around the rural Nelson County home of 48-year-old Randy Allen Taylor. Taylor is charged with the [...]

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Authorities say hate motivated Kansas shooting

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Prosecutors have enough evidence to pursue hate-crime charges in the shooting spree that killed three people at a Jewish community center and retirement complex near Kansas City, authorities said Monday, April 14th, 2014 a day after the attack. Frazier Glenn Cross of Aurora, Mo., a known white supremacist, [...]

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Space station launch Monday despite dead computer

  CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station is about to get some fresh groceries and material for an urgent repair job. An unmanned SpaceX rocket was scheduled to blast off at 4:58 p.m. Monday, April 14th, 2014 with more than 2 tons of supplies. NASA spent much of the weekend debating whether [...]

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Va. college ‘free-speech zones’ latest to fall

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college “free speech zones” is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus. The Virginia Community College System has agreed to suspend its student demonstrations policy [...]

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Va educators partner to help disabled students

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Educators in Virginia are partnering to help students with disabilities succeed after they leave school. The Center on Transition Innovations is a collaboration between the Virginia Department of Education and Virginia Commonwealth University. Officials say it will serve as a statewide resource to support school divisions, service providers, students with [...]

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Survey: Home, long-term care costs rise in Va

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The cost of home and long-term health care is increasing in Virginia and is rising faster than national levels in some cases. A Genworth Financial survey shows the hourly rate for homemaker services and home health aide services in Virginia is $18 and $19 respectively. Nationally, the rate for homemaker [...]

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