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Virginia remains #2 in AP Top 25

Virginia remains at #2 in the Associated Press Top 25, as the top three spots in this week’s poll remain unchanged.


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Skyline Drug Task Force makes arrests in separate meth incidents

The Skyline Drug Task Force announced two arrests on drug charges from incidents reported last week.


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Man held in drug overdose death

A Staunton man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in a drug overdose death reported on Friday.


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Off-ramp closures set for Exit 213 on Interstate 81 in Augusta County this week

Off-ramp closures are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, February 7-8, as well as Tuesday, February 13, on northbound Interstate 81 at exit 213 (Route 11/Greenville) in Augusta County.


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AAA: Gas prices continue upward push

Local gas prices continued to trend upward again this week, with no signs of stopping. Prices in Virginia are up as much as 16 cents since January 1st. The uncharacteristically high demand for gasoline and oil prices that are almost $10 above the same time last year have contributed the climb in prices.


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ESPN College GameDay returns to Virginia on Feb. 10

ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm returns to John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10, prior to No. 2 Virginia’s Commonwealth Clash matchup with in-state rival Virginia Tech.


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Bridgewater College receives $250,000 fundraising challenge from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation

Bridgewater College has announced a two-to-one $250,000 challenge grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation (MMPF) of Richmond, Va., to help fund the renovation of the Alexander Mack Memorial Library to create the John Kenny Forrer Learning Commons.


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Scientists identify new target for developing precision treatment in malignant brain tumors

A Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute team has identified a new therapeutic target to treat glioblastoma, the most devastating and common form of brain cancer.


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Warner urges President Trump to invest in Alzheimer’s research

U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Co-Chair of the Senate Alzheimer’s Task Force, joined Co-Chair Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and a bipartisan group of colleagues in a letter to President Trump requesting an increase in funding for Alzheimer’s research in his fiscal year (FY) 2019 budget request.


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Let Doctors Decide medical cannabis bill passes Virginia House

Today the Virginia House of Delegates voted unanimously to pass HB 1251, which would let Virginia doctors recommend the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment of any diagnosed condition or disease.


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Dickie Bell teaching licensure reciprocity bill passes House of Delegates

The House of Delegates has unanimously passed House Bill 2, patroned by Del. Dickie Bell, which would allow a spouse of any member of the armed forces who has a valid out-of-state teaching license to enjoy licensure reciprocity in Virginia.


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Update: Waynesboro man charged with second-degree murder

A 36-year-old Waynesboro man has been charged with second-degree murder in an incident that remains under investigation by police.


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JMU biology, kinesiology professors earn state’s highest award for faculty

Dr. Mark Gabriele, a professor of biology, and Dr. Thomas Moran, a professor of kinesiology, are among 12 recipients of the Outstanding Faculty Award presented by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and Dominion Resources.


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Latest on Amtrak train crash in Crozet

Albemarle County police have identified the man who died in a collision with an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of Congress to a West Virginia political retreat Wednesday morning.


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Three arrested on drug charges following Albemarle County traffic stop

The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, assisted by the Albemarle County Police Department and United States Marshals Service, arrested three fugitives following a Jan. 26 traffic stop in 1200 block of Seminole Trail in Albemarle County.


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Virginia population growth the lowest in nearly a century

Virginia’s annual population growth rate this decade is the lowest since the 1920s, according to new population estimates released by the University of Virginia’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.


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Mary Baldwin University nabs top spot in international film competition

The Mary Baldwin University-produced film “Threads of History: Conversations with a Community” has garnered a silver award in the international Spotlight Documentary Film Awards competition.


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House Republicans vote against banning guns in House chamber during session

House Republicans today voted down a rule change sponsored by Delegate Kathleen Murphy that would have banned guns in the gallery of the House chamber for one hour before until one hour after the end of each day’s legislative session.


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Off-ramp closures at Exit 213 on Interstate 81 in Augusta County this week

A series of off-ramp closures are planned for Tuesday, January 30, through Thursday, February 1, on northbound I-81 at exit 213 (Route 11/Greenville) in Augusta County. The closures will help ensure the safety of motorists during blasting operations at an adjacent construction site.


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Waynesboro Public Library program covers African American genealogy

The Waynesboro Public Library will host a free program on African American Genealogy from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, February 3.  Participants will learn how to research their family tree and ways to overcome challenges faced by those working on African American genealogy.


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AAA: Gas prices continue upward push

Consumers accustomed to seeing gas prices dip in January are wondering if, and when, that break will arrive at local gas stations. Local and national gas prices continued to climb this week, indicating that 2018 may bring higher gas prices compared to the year prior.


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Bill changing redistricting criteria passes State Senate

A bill championed by Senator David Suetterlein (R-Roanoke County), SB 106 — which changes redistricting criteria to make political subdivisions the primary factor in the redrawing of districts — passed the Virginia Senate on a near party-line vote.


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Task force arrests two Waynesboro residents on drug charges

Two Waynesboro residents were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after members of the Skyline Drug Task Force and Waynesboro Police Department SWAT executed a narcotics search warrant in the 200 block of 7th Street in Waynesboro. 


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House Dems challenge House Republicans to pass paid family leave for all Virginia workers

House Democratic Leader David J. Toscano and Caucus Chair Charniele Herring reiterated their call for House Republicans to pass paid family leave legislation for all Virginia families.


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Del. Landes, members of the General Assembly urge congressional action on Interstate 81

Delegate R. Steven Landes, R-Weyers Cave, and 15 other members of the General Assembly have written to members of Virginia’s congressional delegation seeking assistance for safety improvements and congestion relief on Interstate 81.