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Retail Changes: Grocery Store Publix Announces Entry into Virginia; CVS Health to Take Over Target In-Store Pharmacies

Michael Campbell February 3, 2016

VIRGINIA – The retail landscape is slated to have some changes and additions across the Commonwealth thanks to two unrelated announcements that could mean more offerings and options for area shoppers. Tuesday, Florida-based grocer

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Lottery Fever Sweeps Across Virginia As Powerball Jackpot Soars to $1.4 Billion

Michael Campbell January 11, 2016

CENTRAL VIRGINIA – Another day means another increase in the Powerball jackpot after no one was able to match all six numbers to win $900 million on Saturday, causing the multi-state lottery to rise to

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NY Man Arrested, Charged with Planning to Attack Civilians in Support to ISIL on New Year’s Eve

Web Team December 31, 2015

Content provided by U.S. Department of Justice WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emanuel L. Lutchman, 25, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and

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Thanksgiving 2015: Stores Closed on Thanksgiving This Year

Web Team November 26, 2015

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VIRGINIA – With the turkey, dressing, and sweet potato pie that comes with Thanksgiving also brings us Thanksgiving night and Black Friday shopping deals but, for some shoppers hoping to go

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Virginia State Police ‘Closely Monitoring’ Paris Situation, Threats Against D.C.

Web Team November 17, 2015

CENTRAL VIRGINIA – As the United States and the world continues to mourn and make sense of the tragedy of a heinous attack that occurred across Paris, France Friday, locally, Virginia State Police is

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BRISBANE, CA - MAY 12:  Boxes of Cheerios cereal are displayed on a shelf at the Midtown Market May 12, 2009 in Brisbane, California. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Cheerios maker General Mills telling the company to stop making claims in its advertising the Cheerios will lower cholesterol and treat heart disease.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios Over Allergen Concern

Web Team October 6, 2015

VIRGINIA – You may want to check your pantry before enjoying another bowl of cereal if you’re a fan of Cheerios as General Mills has issued a voluntary recall of certain lot numbers of

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Suspect Arrested in Fatal South Carolina Church Shooting That Left Nine People Dead

Michael Campbell June 18, 2015

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA – Law enforcement officials confirmed Thursday morning that 21-year-old Dylann Roof has been taken into custody in North Carolina after police said he walked into a South Carolina church and opened

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Legendary Blues Artist B.B. King Passes Away At 89

Web Team May 15, 2015

VIRGINIA – A sad day for music lovers young and old as legendary blues artist and guitarist B.B. King passed away in his sleep at 89. Born Riley B. King in September of 1925,

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