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1 hr ago | WVEC-TV Norfolk

New book reveals untold stories of U-Boats off the Virginia coast

It's one of the great untold stories of World War II. The German U-boat campaign off the Atlantic coast on the United States in 1942 claimed thousands of American lives and hundreds of U.S. ships, yet, unlike D-Day and Pearl Harbor, Hollywood hasn't focused on that part of the war.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US Army

5 hrs ago | Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Truck fire shuts down I-77

Traffic quickly backed up for miles Friday through West Virginia and Virginia when a tractor-trailer suddenly caught fire and shut down the East River Mountain Tunnel.

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Related Topix: Fire, Virginia Government, Bluefield, WV, Mercer County, WV

9 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Sending Help to Va Tornado Victims

In response to Thursday's tragic storm that ripped through the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore sent help to the Norrthampton High School emergency shelter, by supplying food, linens, and blankets to those who sought refuge there.

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Related Topix: Tasley, VA

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Animals Rescued from Alleged Puppy Mill on Road to Adoption

More than one hundred dogs and several birds are on their way to rescue shelters in Virginia, Maryland, Tennessee and Canada to be adopted.

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Related Topix: Animal Rights

Potomac Local

Community Center Offering Discount During Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

As parents start to think about back-to-school shopping, Manassas Park Community Center is offering a discount for new members.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Poll shows deep divide on Medicaid expansion in Virginia

Virginians remain deeply divided on the issue of Medicaid expansion but lean somewhat against, according to the first poll to come out since this year's budget impasse ended with no agreement on offering health insurance coverage to more of their low-income neighbors.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, Virginia Government, Health Insurance, Roanoke College

WVEC-TV Norfolk

Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said Friday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug cocktail.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government, Ohio, Ohio Government, Oklahoma Government, Oklahoma, Arizona, Arizona Government

WRIC-TV Richmond

Virginia man convicted in 2007 slaying

The Free Lance-Star reports a Stafford Circuit Court jury found 44-year-old William Joseph Hughes guilty of first-degree murder Thursday.

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Patch.com

Virginians to Receive $9 Million in Insurance Refunds under Obamacare

Nearly $9 million in insurance refunds will be made available to 104,000 Virginia consumers thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced Thursday.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Couple killed in Eastern Shore tornado on annual trip

Virginia State Police said Lord N. Balatbat and Lolibeth E. Ortega, both 38, were in a tent when a tree fell on them.

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Related Topix: Virginia Government

Patch.com

Tornado Fatalities, Sex Assault in CVS, Silver Line, Murder Conviction and Trump Groundbreaking

Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Gerald Connolly, Democrat, Arlington, VA, Alexandria, VA, Reston, VA

KTIV-TV Sioux City

2 dead, 20 hurt after apparent twister hits campground in Virginia

Two people are dead and at least 20 were injured at a Virginia campground on Thursday after a possible tornado, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told CNN.

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The Tribune

Virginia police: 2 dead after storm at campground

Storm clouds approach Portsmouth, Va., Thursday morning, July 24, 2014, as severe storms passed through the area.

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Related Topix: Portsmouth, VA, Weather, Cheriton, VA, Cape Charles, VA

Free Republic

The Pitfalls of Modern Capitalism

When Adam Smith put to paper the principles of market systems that Marx would later dismiss as capitalism, people were still dedicated to their religious faiths.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion

Sunherald.com

Women charged with helping al-Qaida-linked group

The two U.S. women - Muna Osman Jama, 34, of Reston, and Hinda Osman Dhirane, 44, of Kent, Washington - were arrested Wednesday and have been charged with 20 counts each of providing material support to a foreign terrorist group, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Related Topix: Terrorism

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Bellingham Herald

More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

The southwest Virginia legend will be honored by the academy in October in a class that also includes Al Pacino, writers John Irving and Annie Proulx and the man who discovered the Titanic, Robert Ballard.

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Related Topix: Ralph Stanley, Bluegrass

WCHS-TV Charleston

Man Arrested, Accused Of Kicking Pregnant Girlfriend In Stomach

Huntington , Cabell County , West Virginia A man was arrested Wednesday, and is accused of kicking his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach.

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The Washington Post

Silver Line is coming soon, but Virginia almost missed its connection

With the opening of the Silver Line just days away, it's easy to forget just how close it came to not happening at all.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, John Warner, Dulles, VA

NBC12

Tests find Va. town's water contaminated

The contamination was discovered in a sample taken from a home on July 8. The advisory was issued Tuesday after six additional samples from the town's wells tested positive for E. coli.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Virginia Government

WTVR Richmond

Judge to sentence man who kidnapped, killed Virginia teen

The man who abducted and murdered a Virginia teen will learn his fate Wednesday afternoon.

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