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Amtrak Train’s Speed Clocked At 106 MPH Moments Before Fatal Philly Derailment

Web Team May 13, 2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – During a press conference in front of media Wednesday, officials from the National Transportation Safety Board said that a Amtrak passenger train that derailed just outside of Philadelphia late Tuesday night

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Six Baltimore PD Officers Charged In Connection with Death of Freddie Gray

Web Team May 1, 2015

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Days after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died while in police custody, which sparked several days of protests and clashes between protesters, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn

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Blue Bell, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Issue Recalls, Health Warnings for Possible Listeria

Michael Campbell April 23, 2015

VIRGINIA – It has been a rough time for the ice cream and dessert industry as Blue Bell, one of the highest selling ice cream brands in the country, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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2013 Boston Bombing Suspect Tsarnaev Faces Death Penalty After Guilty Verdict

Web Team April 8, 2015

BOSTON, MA. – Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the two men responsible for the pair of pressure cooker bombs that detonated at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, now faces a possible death

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Virginia Beach Among 2015 List of Best Beaches In The U.S.

Web Team April 7, 2015

EWING, N.J., PRNewswire/ — Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has announced the winners of its annual Best Beaches for Families list, naming the top family-friendly beaches of the year, along with fun, insider

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Looking for a Job? New Report Shows More Employers Planning to Hire Full-Time Staff This Quarter

Web Team April 3, 2015

CHICAGO, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Small businesses and their larger counterparts plan to step up hiring activity in the second quarter, according to CareerBuilder’s latest forecast. Twenty-three percent of companies with 50 or

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50 Year-Old Man Drinks 10 Diet Cokes a Day

Web Team April 3, 2015

LOS ANGELES, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The 50 year-old Los Angeles dad who drank 10 Cokes a day for 30 days and gained 23 lbs is once again testing the health effects of

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State Data Shows Few Drivers Convicted of Texting While Driving Locally in 2014

Web Team April 1, 2015

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, VA. – According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “In 2012, 3,328 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,360 in 2011.” In addition, over

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