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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

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Lawsuits say woman trampled at 2012 Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream

NORFOLK — Busch Gardens is being sued by a woman who says she was trampled during the amusement park's annual Howl-O-Scream event.

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.

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.

Search to resume for Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy

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

Pipeline opponents launch monitoring project

If construction starts on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, opponents have their own plan to make sure the environmental rules are followed.

TAP's Edlich to retire after 40 years

Ted Edlich, president and CEO of Total Action for Progress and a titan among Roanoke nonprofit leaders, is retiring from the community action agency in January after 40 years at its helm.

Three suspects indicted in abduction of teenager

CHATHAM — In September, Pittsylvania County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Judge Brian Turpin heard evidence at an abduction hearing that left him so baffled he decided to let a grand jury decide where to take it.

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