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Vandy’s lone homer produces national championship

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dansby Swanson and Rhett Wiseman came oh-so close to hitting home runs for Vanderbilt early in the College World Series. John Norwood finally got a ball to clear the fence, and his timing was impeccable — in the third and deciding game of the CWS finals. His tie-breaking homer into [...]

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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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Plan to house immigrant children in Va. on hold

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. officials are looking into temporarily housing hundreds of Central American immigrant children and teenagers on the campus of a closed college in rural Virginia. Administration for Children and Families spokesman Kenneth J. Wolfe told The Associated Press in an email Monday that the idea is on hold to allow the [...]

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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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