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Augusta County man arrested for abduction, assault

An Augusta County man is in custody after abducting and assaulting a woman and a man who tried to intervene. Daniel P. Hughes, 53, of Fishersville, was arrested after the Tuesday incident, that began around 8:30 p.m. at a hotel at 96 Baker Lane, Staunton.


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Drugs, alcohol and suicides contributing to alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, VCU physician argues

Drugs, alcohol and suicides are contributing to an alarming drop in U.S. life expectancy, particularly among middle-aged white Americans and those living in rural communities, according to an editorial co-authored by Steven Woolf, M.D., director of the Center on Society and Health at VCU.


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Lighthouse Instruments to create 10 new jobs, expand medical manufacturing operation in Albemarle County

Lighthouse Instruments, a world leader in laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical process monitoring, will invest $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Albemarle County.


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Drumhellers receive state award for pastureland conservation in Augusta County

Augusta farmers Charles and Robert Drumheller recently received the Virginia Forage and Grassland Council’s Outstanding Forage Producer of the Year award for exceptional pasture management and advocacy to promote sustainable grazing practices in their community and beyond.


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Governor Northam, Speaker Cox announce bipartisan agreement on regulatory reform

Governor Ralph Northam and House of Delegates Speaker Kirk Cox today announced bipartisan legislation that will implement a regulatory reduction pilot program to remove burdensome and unnecessary regulatory requirements facing hard working Virginians.


virginia general assembly

Let Doctors Decide medical marijuana bill passes State Senate

Today the Virginia Senate voted unanimously to pass the Joint Commission on Healthcare bill SB 726, which will 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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Icy roads lead to traffic fatality in Nelson County

A Shipman man is dead after a single-vehicle crash in the Gladstone community of Nelson County reported on Monday morning.


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Staunton teen named Cadet of the Month at Fishburne Military School

Cadet Darian Belisle, son of Adam Belisle and Michelle Rosado, has been named the Fishburne Military School Cadet of the Month for January 2018.


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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.


mark warner

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.


virginia general assembly

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.


albemarle county

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.


virginia

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.