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Board to look anew at Va. abortion clinic rules

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The State Board of Health has voted to revisit Virginia’s hotly debated abortion clinic regulations. The board voted 13-2 at a Thursday meeting attended by hundreds of opponents and proponents of the regulations established under the McDonnell administration. Dr. Marissa Levine, the new state health commissioner appointed by Democratic Gov. [...]

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Va. coalition creates advance directives website

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A new website launched by an Eastern Virginia coalition allows people to create advance directives for health care. The As You Wish website offers a downloadable form that can be used to create an individual advance directives plan. Options include a do-not-resuscitate directive and the designation of someone to make health [...]

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Va. Beach reaches tentative arena deal

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A local company has tentatively agreed to the city’s terms to build an oceanfront arena that could accommodate a professional sports team in Virginia Beach, though city council approval is needed, officials said Thursday, Nov. 20. The $200 million arena would be paid for by United States Management LLC [...]

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Eastern Va. US magistrate judge to retire in 2015

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Magistrate Judge Tommy Miller plans to retire next year after serving for more than two decades. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1vdoNRD ) reports that Miller has announced he will retire in August 2015. Miller has served as a federal magistrate judge since 1987. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney. The [...]

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Norfolk man pleads guilty to mail, computer fraud

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former project manager for a Newport News distributor of security equipment has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and computer fraud. U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN’-tay) says 48-year-old Michael Holub of entered his plea Monday, Nov. 24, in federal court in Norfolk. Holub faces up to 25 years in prison when he [...]

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Virginia Beach-Arena

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A local company has tentatively agreed to the city’s terms to build an oceanfront arena that could accommodate a professional sports team in Virginia Beach, though city council approval is needed, officials said Thursday. The $200 million arena would be paid for by United States Management LLC with private financing [...]

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UVa Rape Investigation

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia’s president has asked Charlottesville police to investigate allegations that a woman student was raped by several men at a fraternity house two years ago. President Teresa A. Sullivan announced the investigation in a statement posted Wednesday evening on the university’s website, saying she issued it in response [...]

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Second arrest in northern Va. shooting of 2 teens

  WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — Prince William County police say they’ve arrested a second man in the shooting of two teenagers, one of whom was killed. Police arrested 25-year-old Bryan Lamonte Patterson of Woodbridge on a murder charge Thursday evening at a home in Manassas. His alleged accomplice, 35-year-old Christopher John Coward of Vienna, was [...]

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AAA: 1.3M in Va. to travel this holiday

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia roads could be a little more crowded this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that 1.3 million Virginians will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The auto club says that’s an increase of 3.4 percent from last year. The holiday travel period is defined as [...]

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Va. growers prepping trees for holiday season

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia growers are preparing an abundance of fresh Christmas trees for the holiday season. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services says the state has more than 500 Christmas tree farms located throughout the state. And to encourage the purchase a tree from the state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proclaimed December as “Virginia Christmas [...]

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Nearly 300 attend public hearing on pipeline plan

  PEARISBURG, Va. (AP) — Nearly 300 people attended the Giles County Board of Supervisors’ public hearing on a proposed natural gas pipeline from West Virginia toVirginia. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/11BCMVu ) that executives of the two companies pushing the 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline fielded questions Thursday night about the proposed route and the project’s environmental impact. [...]

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