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    Flying Squirrels Win the Western Division!

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    After handing the Binghamton Mets a 2-1 loss Friday night, the Flying Squirrels broke out the champagne to celebrate winning the Western Division title for the first time in Club History! More>>

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    Carytown to Get New $250,000 Gateway Sign Video included

    Renderings show a proposed Carytown Gateway Sign that will replace old sign at intersection of W. Cary & Thompson Streets Renderings show a proposed Carytown Gateway Sign that will replace old sign at intersection of W. Cary & Thompson Streets
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    A brand new, massive sign will soon welcome you to Carytown!The proposed Carytown Gateway Sign will replace the current one at the corner of Thomson and W Cary St."It''s going to set the tone for Carytown. It's going to bring us up to date. Still feeling that mom and pop mentality, but having a new sign is going to be like 'this is Carytown, you have arrived,'” said Raul Cantu, a member of the Carytown Merchants Association.The sign's arrival is costing the city about $250,000. The money has ... More>>

    Bus Drivers Discuss Keeping Students Safe on Area Roads Video included

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    Back to school, means back to sharing the roads with big, yellow buses and it's important to do that safely.8News asked a couple of school bus drivers what advice they wanted to give motorists.When Henrico County Schools bus driver Jim Brogan is behind the wheel, he's focused on the road, but, unfortunately, Brogan shares that road with distracted drivers."I've seen them doing makeup. I've seen them riding with their knees, reading the newspaper and they're just not paying attention," says Br... More>>

    Virginia Commonwealth University Facing Budget Cuts Video included

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    Students and teachers at Virginia Commonwealth University are worried after the school announces more than $20 million in budget cuts.This comes after Governor McAuliffe told all state agencies, including colleges and universities, to make cuts to meet an $880 million budget shortfall.VCU sophomore Andres Rodriguez says the budget cuts are a hot topic on campus, especially among his professors."They might have layoffs and I guess that would be a really significant change because some good pro... More>>

    8News Investigates: Opting Out of Childhood Immunizations Video included

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    As students head back to school, there's a long list of vaccinations kids are required to have but 8News Investigator Kerri O'Brien has learned some parents are choosing to opt out.Richmond mom Kristen Konate is one of them. Her six-year-old son Souleyman has autism. She says he began to regress shortly after he was vaccinated. She believes the vaccinations led to the autism."I believe they played a part, I can't say for sure but I think they played a part," said Konate.Now, she's not taking ... More>>

    Sportable at the YMCA is Positively Richmond Video included

    Taylor Bernard gets in her TRX workout at the Shady Grove Family YMCA. Taylor Bernard gets in her TRX workout at the Shady Grove Family YMCA.
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    If you have a disability, regular exercise can be some of the best therapy out there, but getting in a good workout is not always possible. A new partnership between the Greater Richmond YMCA and Sportable aims to change accessibility. More>>

    Chesterfield Career and Technical Center to Open Tuesday Video included

    The Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull will offer a variety of classes to adult students. The Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @ Hull will offer a variety of classes to adult students.
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    When school opens on Tuesday, more than 600 students in chesterfield county will be taking vocational classes at the brand new career and technical center on Hull Street. More>>

    Chelsea Clinton Quits Job as Reporter

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    (AP) - Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child.Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadically doing feature stories on people or organizations doing public-spirited work. Politico magazine reported earlier this year that NBC was paying her $600,000 a year."I loved watching the 'Making a Difference' stories about r... More>>

    Travel Legroom Wars: Another Plane Diverted After Reclining Seat Fight

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    (ABC News) - For the second time this week, clashes over shrinking legroom on a commercial airplane made tempers so hot that a flight had to be diverted from its intended destination.The two incidents were part of a cluster of flight diversions this week, with the most recent one occurring just hours after two women allegedly consumed mass quantities of duty-free liquor on a plane, prompting a fighter jet escort back to Canada.As planes have become more packed, flight attendants say they have... More>>

    Junk Food Does More Than Make You Fat, And Other Studies You Missed

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    (CNN) -- Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.Junk food does more than make you fatWe all know that junk food isn't good for you. There's a reason they call it "junk," right? But a new study suggests that eating food full of chemicals and high in fat, sodium and sugar m... More>>

    Teacher Accused of 'Wanna Stab Some Kids' Tweet Back to School

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    A California high school teacher is back for the new school year despite allegedly posting a series of social media messages in which she vented this summer about wanting to stab her students, once complaining they "make my trigger finger itchy.""I already wanna stab some kids. Is that bad? 19 more days," reads another August tweet from the account reportedly belonging to Krista Arata Hodges, a history teacher at Newark Memorial High School.The school issued Hodges, 39, a written reprimand, A... More>>

    Prince William Police Searching for Sexual Assault Suspect

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    Prince William County Police are asking for the public's help in finding a sexual assault suspect.Detectives are searching for 23-year-old Juan Carlos Lopez Ramirez, also known as “Noah,” in connection to the sexual assault of a woman on August 27 in the county.On Wednesday, between 9:45 PM and 10:00 PM the victim, a 19 year old woman was walking in the area of Route 29 (Lee Highway) and Gainesville Square Shopping Center when a man approached her from behind and pushed her down an embankment... More>>

    Police Seek Group Involved in Henrico Jewerly Theft

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    Henrico Police are searching for two coupled who made off with a diamond wedding ring set that is worth several thousand dollars from a local mall.According to police, the ring set was stolen from the Diamond Concepts store in Virginia Center Commons on Brook Road last Friday afternoon.Police said that one couple, a male and female, distracted a store employee while a second couple looked at jewelry and stole a ring set while a second store employee was distracted.Henrico County Police is see... More>>

    Lanes Reopen After Afternoon Accident In Chesterfield

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    An accident on Interstate 95 Southbound in Chesterfield is bringing traffic to a slow crawl. The incident, which is just south of Route 288, is causing nearly four miles of delays. According to authorities, a car being hauled on a trailer disconnected and then overturned. There was no one inside the car at the time of the crash. The right and center lanes of I-95 south are closed. More>>

    Bright New Sign Could Greet Carytown Visitors

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    As Carytown continues to grow into a small business center and go-to destination for both residents and out-of-towners, a new idea is being proposed to further enhance the visual appeal of the area.A rendering has surfaced for a new lighted sign that would replace the sign that currently exists at the intersection of Cary and Thompson streets.According to the Richmond Mayor's office, the sign will cost, including landscaping, lighting, and electrical work, approximately $250,000.There is alre... More>>

    Virginia Zoo Welcomes New Baby Screaming Hairy Armadillo Video included

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    The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is welcoming a new baby "screaming hairy armadillo" to their family. More>>

    Watch Boy's Priceless Reaction to Mom's Big Baby News

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    When one mother decided to break the good news that she was pregnant to her two young children, she got a much different reaction. More>>

    Britain Raises Terror Threat Level to ‘Severe’

    A video posted online appears to show a masked man killing abducted American journalist James Foley. A video posted online appears to show a masked man killing abducted American journalist James Foley.
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    The British government today raised the threat level for international terrorism to “severe,” indicating a terrorist attack is “highly likely” but, based on intelligence, not necessarily “imminent.” More>>

    Closing Arguments Set in McDonnell Trial Video included

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    Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. More>>

    Crashed F-15 Pilot's Identity Released Video included

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    Massachusetts National Guard officials confirmed the grim news that the pilot of a F-15 Eagle that crashed Wednesday morning has died.
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    Squirrel Causes 5,000 To Lose Power in Colonial Heights, Petersburg

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    Dominion Virginia Power says that more than 5,000 are without power this morning in the Colonial Heights and Petersburg area. More>>

    8News Viewer: "Top 8 Reasons You're My Crew"

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    We love our viewers. J'Retta Jones made our day yesterday when she emailed us a list of reasons she loves our newsteam to our iReport8 inbox.
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    Suit Claims Police Brutality at Ferguson Protests Video included

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    A federal lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. More>>

    Richmond "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Vigil, March & Rally to Commemorate Michael Brown Video included

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    The Virginia NAACP Youth & College Division, along with Hands Up, Don't Shoot Virginia announced that they will host a "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" Prayer Vigil, March & Rally in honor of Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson teen who was shot and killed by police.
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    Students Safely Cross Street Without Crossing Guard Thanks to Retired Marine

    Retired Marine Cpl. Lewis Alston is helping students at Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, cross the street at an intersection without a crossing guard. (PHOTO: ABC News) Retired Marine Cpl. Lewis Alston is helping students at Martin Luther King Jr. elementary school in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, cross the street at an intersection without a crossing guard. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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    With no crossing guard in sight, one retired Marine made it his duty to help children at a Pennsylvania elementary school cross the street. More>>

    John Marshall High To Build Groundbreaking New Field Video included

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    After years of disrepair John Marshall High School has broken ground on a new football field.
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    Video Captures Colorado Cops Swarming in 'Swatting' Prank Video included

    A Littleton, Colo. video gamer was victimized in a "swatting" hoax, Aug. 27, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News) A Littleton, Colo. video gamer was victimized in a "swatting" hoax, Aug. 27, 2014. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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    Police in Colorado are searching for the 911 caller who brought SWAT teams swarming an unsuspecting video game player in a dangerous hoax called “swatting.” More>>

    US to Test Ebola Vaccine in Humans Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa

    An undated photo from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline shows a vaccine candidate that will be used in the upcoming human trials. (PHOTO: ABC News) An undated photo from National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and GlaxoSmithKline shows a vaccine candidate that will be used in the upcoming human trials. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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    U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced today.
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    Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown

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    The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama's talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. More>>

    Warm Sunny Days for Labor Day Weekend Ahead

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    Good looking Labor Day weekend ahead, getting hotter through the weekend, afternoon t-storms possible Sunday-Monday. More>>

    Virginians Prep for Labor Day Weekend Travel Video included

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    A record number of Virginians are expected to hit the road for the unofficial last weekend of summer.Nearly one million of us will travel 50 miles or more over the next four days.“We're heading to Williamsburg to hang out with some friends,” said Hugh Watts, who's traveling to Willamsburg for Labor Day.He and his family have waited all summer for this weekend.“Schools about to start back up so we wanna get the last hurrah before we get back in the rhythm of work and school,” said Watts.They'r... More>>

    'Finger Nap' Offers Protection From Oily Food

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    Why use a napkin when you can use finger naps?Finger naps, a product from South Korea, are "the world's first hygienic finger gloves" according to the company web site. The condom-like plastic naps promise to protect your thumb and index finger from oily foods like pizza, fried chicken, burgers and donuts.It is unclear why a person so concerned with cleanliness that they would use finger naps would not instead choose to use more widely available plastic gloves.An obvious food situation where ... More>>

    8News Investigates: Fraudulent IRS Phone Call Scam Video included

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    A warning from the Internal Revenue Service: Criminals are calling taxpayers, saying they are from the IRS and telling them they owe money. Experts say there are ways you can prevent being caught up in this scam. The unnamed crooks are demanding people pay up immediately or get arrested. The number may even look like it is from the IRS on caller ID but it is a scam plan and simple says Tom Gallagher with the Better Business Bureau. "The IRS doesn't call anybody," Gallagher said. "They are t... More>>

    The 2014 Richmond History Makers Announced Video included

    Bob Argabright talks with a member of the Oak Grove-Bellemeade staff at today's teacher luncheon. Bob Argabright talks with a member of the Oak Grove-Bellemeade staff at today's teacher luncheon.
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    The Valentine Richmond History Center has announced winners of the 2014 History Makers Awards. This year "Miss Community" Clovia Lawrence, Richmond Cycling Corps, Dorothy Gallimore of the Coal Pit Learning Center, Caritas and Bob Argabright are being recognized for their work to make our region a better place. More>>

    Death Investigation Underway in South Richmond

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    Richmond Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home in South Richmond Thursday. More>>

    Jury Dismissed Today, U.S. Rests Case in McDonnell Corruption Trial Video included

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    After almost five long weeks, we're approaching the closing days of the corruption trial for Former Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.
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    • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

      California appeals teacher tenure ruling

      Saturday, August 30 2014 1:40 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:40:04 GMT
      California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers.More >>
      Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or...More >>
    • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

      Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

      Saturday, August 30 2014 1:12 AM EDT2014-08-30 05:12:50 GMT
      Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than...More >>
      Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen...More >>
    • Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

      Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

      Friday, August 29 2014 11:49 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:49:49 GMT
      The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.More >>
      The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown.More >>
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