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Warner, Warren introduce legislation to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for data breaches

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced today the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to hold large credit reporting agencies (CRAs)—including Equifax—accountable for data breaches involving consumer data.

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Renovations planned for Johnson Street Parking Garage in Staunton

The Johnson Street parking garage in Staunton is scheduled to undergo significant repairs to update and revitalize the structure this year. This renovation will represent the first major rehabilitation project since the garage was built 42 years ago.

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Virginia State Police seek public’s help with Augusta County fire investigation

The Virginia State Police is seeking the public’s assistance with an ongoing investigation into a fire that destroyed a building still under construction in Augusta County.


Halifax County, Wise County and Waynesboro receive enterprise zone renewals

Governor McAuliffe today accepted the renewal applications of the Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations for the counties of Halifax and Wise, as well as the City of Waynesboro.

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VCU poll: Almost half of Virginians want Confederate monuments left in place

Virginians are split over what course of action to take with Confederate monuments, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU.

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Fishburne Military School prepares for Governor’s Inauguration with parade through Waynesboro

In preparation for their appearance in Governor-elect Ralph Northam’s Inaugural Parade this weekend, the Fishburne Military School Corps of Cadets will be staging a practice march through parts of Waynesboro tomorrow afternoon.

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Medicaid expansion is not going to happen anytime soon

Virginia Democrats, on Election Night, and the first few days after, were in celebration mood, after their historic gains in the November House elections.

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Warner, Kaine announce $350,000 in economic development grants for Virginia

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $350,000 in federal funds towards the development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy for rural communities across Virginia.

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Shenandoah Valley: Be alert for possibility of snow, icy roads Monday

Forecast light amounts of snow and ice may cover and glaze some Shenandoah Valley roads on Monday, January 8.  Motorists should be alert for areas of black ice or ice coated roads, bridges and ramps.

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AAA: Gas prices back up with higher demand post-holidays

High travel volumes over the holidays drove gas prices up this week locally and nationally. In the first week of 2018, motorists in Virginia are noticing slight increases in some areas compared to one week ago.


VCU poll: More Virginia voters pulled lever in response to Trump than Confederate monuments

More than one in five voters in Virginia’s recent gubernatorial election say they made their decision in response to the Trump administration, according to a new poll by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  


Environmental groups critical of Trump administration offshore drilling plan

The Trump administration today released a draft of the proposed 2019-2024 Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas leasing program that would allow annual lease sales off the coast of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

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Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council kicks off 2018 Girl Scout Cookie Season

Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council enters the next century of Girl Scouts selling cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.


AccuWeather: What is bombogenesis?

You may have heard or read about a storm undergoing “bombogenesis.” What exactly does that weather term mean? In simple terms, bombogenesis is a storm that undergoes rapid strengthening.

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Armed robbery at hotel in Augusta County: Investigation

The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery reported early Wednesday at the Holiday Inn in Verona.

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AAA: 2018 kicks off with highest gas prices since 2014

At $2.49, the national gas price average is the most expensive seen at the start of a new year since 2014, when gas prices were more than $3 a gallon.

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Survey: What’s on Americans’ New Year’s resolutions lists?

It’s that time of the year. As people reflect on 2017 and what they’d like to do differently in 2018, a recent survey by Delta Dental looks at what soon-to-be resolutions are at the top of Americans’ lists.


Area under wind chill advisory

A large swath of western Virginia is under a wind chill advisory on Sunday and into Monday with wind chills of 5 to 10 degrees below zero possible.

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Virginia State Police awarded grant to combat meth

The Virginia State Police is heading into 2018 with $1,169,546 in grant funding from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services to aid the Department’s ongoing efforts to combat the illegal manufacturing and distribution of methamphetamine.


Greener mass transit: Train, or bus?

Most of us assume that train travel—whether for getting around town, commuting to work or for long hauls—is the most eco-friendly mass transit “mode.”

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Waynesboro Police investigating early morning armed robbery

The Waynesboro Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred approximately 1 a.m. this morning at the Speedway Convenience Store located at 780 E. Main Street, in the city.

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Thierry Dupuis named interim police chief in Charlottesville

City Manager Maurice Jones announced today the hiring of Thierry Dupuis as interim police chief for the City’s Police Department. Dupuis retired as police chief in Chesterfield County in September of 2017 after serving ten years in that role.

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Street Knowledge with Chris Graham: Director Ric Osuna discusses film ‘The UnAmerican Struggle’

Chris Graham talks with Ric Osuna, the director of “The UnAmerican Struggle: Diversity Under Attack in America,” a look at the rise of bigotry in America since the 2016 presidential election.


This is what our parental spy apps will enable you to enjoy this festive season

The little angels are home enjoying their longest and most important holiday of the year. But as your kids are here with you full-time, have you paid attention to their digital and online safety?

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Families who argue during the holidays may be less biased

Does your family argue a lot during the holidays? This might actually be a healthy thing, according to a Virginia Tech professor.