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Statewide Tornado Drill Tomorrow

(Richmond)- Virginia’s annual statewide tornado drill is coming up tomorrow morning. The National Weather Service will send out a test signal over weather radios at 9:45 a.m. The state emergency management department says local radio and TV

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Man Hit By Train In Orange

(Orange)- A man who was struck by a train in central Virginia is in critical condition. State Police said a Norfolk Southern train hit a man as he crossed the railroad tracks last night close to downtown

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Potomac Mills sign about to be reinstalled

The Potomac Mills sign along I-95 is about to return.  The General Manager of Potomac Mills said in a news release that the reconstruction of the local landmark is officially underway, with completed installation anticipated later this

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Fairfax County Public Schools Sexual Misconduct Cases

(Fairfax)- Fairfax County Public Schools are facing several federal lawsuits over sexual misconduct.  At least three students say the school system mishandled sexual misconduct investigations.  Two boys claim they were wrongfully punished based on false accusations.  A

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Lumber Liquidators To Pay 33-Million In Penalties

(Henrico)- It’s one hefty penalty for Lumber Liquidators.  The Henrico County-based company announced yesterday that it will pay 33-million dollars for misleading investors about formaldehyde in its flooring products.  The company first came under fire in 2015

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Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

(Richmond)- Virginia’s unemployment rate remains under three-percent. The Department of Labor said yesterday that the state stood at two-point-eight percent in January, which is where the number has been for half-a-year. The national unemployment rate stands at

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UVA Raises Minimum Wage

(Charlottesville)- Minimum wage for employees at the University of Virginia is going up.  School president Jim Ryan sent out an email yesterday to advise minimum wage is moving from 12-75-per-hour to 15-dollars-an-hour.  The change is expected to cost

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ACLU Wants Lee Monument Removed

(Richmond)- The ACLU of Virginia is urging Governor Northam to remove the Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond. The ACLU recommended moving what it calls a towering racist symbol from Monument Avenue to the Appomattox Court House National

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