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  1. Navy vet charged with abducting Va. woman found dead in NCRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 8 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A retired 21-year Navy veteran is charged with the abduction of 19-year-old Ashanti Billie, who disappeared from a military base in Hampton Roads in September and was found dead in North Carolina. The U.S. attorney's office in Norfolk, Virginia, announced a charge of kidnapping against Eric Brian Brown, 45. He faces life in prison if he's convicted.

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  2. 80-pound dog's weight loss journeyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 5 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The 7-year-old rescue pup was surrendered after her owner died, and now lives with a loving foster family, Kristen and Wynn Horton in Chesapeake, Virginia. The golden retriever mix is down to 54 pounds after working out at Zoom Room , a dog training facility in Virginia Beach, since June.

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  3. Manatee makes rare Chesapeake Bay appearanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 5 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Daily Press reports the animal showed up earlier this week at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science's boat basin along the York River. The researchers were even more surprised when the manatee left the basin and began swimming farther up the York River instead of heading toward the mouth of the bay and warmer waters.

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  4. Navy offers $2,500 reward for info on phony bomb threats newRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The Navy is offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest in a series of bomb threats that have disrupted operations this week in Virginia. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Naval Criminal Investigative Service is increasing the offered reward from $500 to $2,500.

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  5. Chronic flooding possible for Virginia Beach by 2080Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A new study reaffirms predictions that parts of coastal Virginia will face chronic flooding if nothing is done about sea-level rise. The Union of Concerned Scientists said Wednesday that a city like Poquoson could experience routine inundation on 30 percent of its land by as soon as 2045.

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  6. When to leave to beat the worst July 4 traffic newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, regional transportation leaders expect traffic backups to stretch up to six days, with some of the worst long-distance traffic to come on Saturday and Sunday, with additional backups right after fireworks end. To avoid the worst traffic at the Bay Bridge, the Maryland Transportation Authority recommends drivers headed to the Eastern Shore leave: Even those off hours can still see significant backups on highways across the region as other travelers also have similar ideas about avoiding the typically busiest times.

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  7. Virginia primary 2017: Lieutenant governor and House of Delegates races newRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    In addition to choosing a nominee for governor, voters will also have multiple choices for lieutenant governor and for many Northern Virginia House of Delegates seats. Democrats and Republicans will choose among three candidates seeking their party's nomination to be the lieutenant governor - a part-time position presiding over the 40-member Senate.

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  8. Feds investigate Virginia company over goods sold to DoD newRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Federal agents are investigating a Virginia company to determine if it manufactured equipment in a foreign country and then sold it to the Department of Defense as if it was made in the United States. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday the allegations against London Bridge Trading would violate the Berry Amendment.

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  9. Officials urge caution after 94,000 gallon jet fuel spill in Virginia Beach newRead the original story

    May 14, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Officials working to clean up about 94,000 gallons of jet fuel spilled at an air station in Virginia Beach are urging residents to avoid recreational activities like fishing in the area until their work is done. The Navy said Saturday that crews are still working to remove fuel from affected areas.

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  10. A new oyster war: Rich homeowners vs. working-class watermen newRead the original story w/Photo

    May 1, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Oystermen, pirates and police clashed violently more than a century ago over who could collect the Chesapeake Bay's tasty and lucrative oysters. As the shellfish makes a comeback, a modern-day oyster war is brewing, this time between wealthy waterfront property owners and working-class fishermen.

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  11. new Megabus adding a stop in Virginia BeachRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Virginia Beach transportation planner Brian Solis tells The Virginian-Pilot the company will begin picking up passengers by the end of May. That will give residents another option for getting to major cities like D.C. and Philadelphia. Mike Waters, the U.S. service delivery director for Megabus, says a stop in Norfolk is also in the works but the location isn't set yet.

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  12. new Uber driver arraigned on charge of raping Virginia passengerRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 7, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Police say Sewanou Yoro attacked a woman he picked up Saturday night between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. He was arraigned Tuesday afternoon. The popular ridesharing app tracks each driver's location and creates a digital record to share with riders that includes the driver's name and photograph and the car's make, model and license number.

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  13. new Va. man dies after marathon-gaming session for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    A Virginia man who died at home while playing a 24-hour video game marathon was part of an online livestreaming community where members sometimes go to extremes to build their audiences, experts say. Brian Vigneault, 35, had spent about 22 hours playing the online wargame "World of Tanks" on the streaming platform Twitch.tv.

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  14. new Va. gamer dies while attempting 24-hour stream for charityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Police are investigating the death of a popular Virginia gamer who died during the home stretch of a 24-hour marathon video game session he was streaming online to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. News outlets report that 35-year-old Brian Vigneault was about 22 hours into playing "World of Tanks" on Twitch.tv when he stood up from his computer early Sunday to take a smoke break.

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  15. new Third dead whale found washed ashore in Hampton RoadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 13, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center spokesman Matt Klepeisz says a male juvenile humpback whale came ashore on Virginia Beach either Saturday night or Sunday morning. Aquarium stranding team coordinator Alex Costidis tells The Virginian-Pilot that the 30-foot-long whale had three large wounds that were probably caused by propellers.

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  16. new Feds withhold DC, Md., Va. transit funds over Metro Safety Commission delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Transit systems across Maryland, Virginia and the District will miss out on $8.9 million in federal funding because the region has failed for years to set up an adequate safety oversight program for Metro. On Friday, the Federal Transit Administration followed through on threats to hold back 5 percent of all transit funding for D.C., Maryland and Virginia if a new Metro Safety Commission was not established by Thursday, a threat made last year by Obama administration Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

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  17. new Body of whale found near Hampton Roads Bridge-TunnelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Matt Klepeisz, spokesman for the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach, says the carcass was found Thursday morning. The aquarium's Stranding Response Team towed the body to Craney Island near the mouth of the Elizabeth River.

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  18. new Va. search continues for red pandaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The raccoonlike creatures, who lounge on tree branches like stuffed animals made real, have escaped exhibits in the United Kingdom, California and Washington, D.C. They're often retrieved in days, if not hours. But at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, Sunny has been AWOL for more than a week.

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  19. new Virginia legislators seek to curb distracted drivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    The legislators unveiled several bills targeting "distracted driving," which they said caused thousands of traffic accidents and killed 175 people in the state last year. HB 1834, sponsored by Del.

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  20. new Gillespie launches bid for Va. governor, pledges tax cutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2017 | WTOP-FM Washington

    Republican Ed Gillespie has launched his campaign for Virginia governor with a pledge to jump-start the state's economy, in part by cutting taxes. The former Republican National Committee chairman is making a series of appearances around the state.

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