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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

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Under state law, Danville doesn’t have legal right to move Confederate flag

Danville has owned the Sutherlin Mansion for 100 years, but a decision 20 years ago to allow the Heritage Preservation Association to construct a Confederate flag monument on the lawn near Main Street can’t be undone.

Missing 76-year-old hiker rescued

A 76-year-old woman got lost hiking Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery County, but crews located and rescued her early Wednesday.

FBI conducting DNA testing of missing Nelson teen's car

The FBI is conducting DNA tests to determine if the man charged in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was linked to Alexis Murphy’s murder last year, according to Angela Taylor, Murphy’s aunt.

Gillespie unveils Ebola threat response policies

As a response to a potential Ebola threat on American soil, Ed Gillespie, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, on Wednesday revealed several policy proposals that would impose a travel ban from affected countries and proper screening of travelers, and strengthen the capabilities of the 4,000 U.S. troops sent to West Africa with the mission to help contain the outbreak there.

McAuliffe updates Asia trade trip, says '5 or 6' deals have handshake agreements

The governor said he would have about 70 meetings during the 11 day trip.

Legislators: Is price of degree worth debt?

House Majority Leader M. Kirkland Cox, R-Colonial Heights, advised college board members to study new state reports on how much universities spend on auxiliary enterprises such as athletics.

Kaine says midterm election keeps Congress from debating war

Sen. Timothy M. Kaine, D-Va., on Tuesday criticized Congress for its refusal to debate and vote on authorizing the use of military force against Islamic State militants before the Nov. 4 elections.

Schapiro: A governor's chief of staff is his chief operative

Virginia Republicans have lot to live down: The indictments, trials and convictions on corruption charges of two of their own, former Gov. Bob McDonnell and Phil Hamilton, vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. Another powerful Republican lawmaker, Terry Kilgore, is ensnared in a continuing corruption investigation.

Brat, Trammell discuss immigration at Virginia Hispanic Chamber forum

Seventh District Congressional hopefuls and Randolph-Macon College professors Dave Brat and Jack Trammell outlined their views on U.S. immigration policy Tuesday during a gathering of the Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Search to continue for Alexis Murphy's remains

LOVINGSTON — The search will resume next month for the remains of missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks said.

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