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Warner: Lynchburg Oil Tanker Derailment Could Have Been Worse

An accident caused the derailment of a CSX train carrying Bakken crude oil in Lynchburg, Virginia, earlier this year, and the results of a hearing found it could have been much worse.

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In Northern Virginia Democratic Primary, Don Beyer Rakes In Biggest Bucks

Former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer is head and shoulders above the competition, raising more than a million dollars since launching his campaign earlier this year.
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What You Need To Know For Virginia's New Voter ID Law

Virginia's new voter ID law takes effect on July 1, so make sure to square things away at the local registrar's office before the next round of elections.

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Public Input Sought On Proposed Dulles Access Highway

Do you think Loudoun County needs an access highway west of Dulless airport? The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors wants to hear your input, either way.

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Planned Takeover Of Virginia Schools In Holding Pattern

Six failing schools in Virginia, including one in Alexandria, are set to be taken over by the state later this year, but initial assessments of these schools have been met with roadblocks.

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Fishing Free-For-All In Virginia Next Weekend

Anglers without licenses will be able to fish next weekend thanks to the Virginia Marine Resources Commission and the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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Va. Legislators May Have Breakthrough To Medicaid Expansion Impasse

A procedural change to may be the starting point of a compromise to end a months-long impasse over the Virginia state budget, one that could lead state government to shut down for the first time in history.
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Alexandria OKs Food Trucks At Parks And Schools, But Streets Remain In Question

Leaders in Alexandria are ready to move forward with a pilot program that will allow food trucks at city parks and schools — but the debate continues about whether they should be able to use city streets.
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Alexandria Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Raping Inmate At City Jail

A former Alexandria sheriff's deputy is behind bars this afternoon, facing charges that he raped an inmate at the city jail.
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Prince William County Police Seek Assistance In Finding Man Linked To Rape

Prince William County Police are looking for a man they say could provide information on the rape a woman in her apartment in Woodbridge early this morning while children were in the home.