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    The National Kidney Registry helped to facilitate the Sheltons' kidney swap with other donors. (Courtesy: Tamika Shelton) The National Kidney Registry helped to facilitate the Sheltons' kidney swap with other donors. (Courtesy: Tamika Shelton)

    Kidney Swap Saves Local Man's Life Video included

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    How far would you go to give your loved one a better life? Tamika Shelton's six-month journey spanned the country and finally ended last week at VCU Medical Center. She donated her kidney to a complete stranger to help her own husband. More>>

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    McDonnell’s Second Day on Stand Reveals Deteriorating Marriage Video included

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    The governor spent hours talking about his marriage, saying as his political career advanced his marriage deteriorated and by the time he was governor, the two eventually were barely talking..."38 years in public service I never thought I would have to be testifying in a trial like this so it's difficult." Former governor Bob McDonnell in one of the biggest fights of his life...took the stand this morning and spoke about what started out as a great marriage, to one where both barely spoke. Mc... More>>

    Overturned Tractor Trailer at Gaskins Rd in Henrico

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    A tractor trailer overturned at the Mayland Drive and Gaskins Road intersection Thursday morning.Henrico Police are on the scene. More>>

    National Guard Ordered to Leave Ferguson Video included

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    (ABC News) - The Missouri National Guard has been ordered to leave the strife-torn town of Ferguson today.Gov. Jay Nixon, who ordered the guard into Ferguson earlier this week, said he was withdrawing them because of "we continue to see improvement" in safety conditions in the town.The governor said the guard would begin withdrawing after a relatively calm Wednesday night which resulted in only six arrests."Tonight was a very good night,” said Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway P... More>>

    Police: Two Killed In Buckingham County Crash

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    Virginia State Police continue to investigate what led to a three-car crash that claimed the lives of two drivers in Buckingham County Wednesday evening.According to investigators, a 1990 Volvo 740 was traveling south on Route 15, when it attempted to pass in a marked, no-passing zone. The truck immediately in front of the Volvo was hauling a trailer.Police say, as the Volvo changed into the northbound lane, it was traveling at a high rate of speed in an effort to pass the pickup truck.That V... More>>

    Sliding Hill Road in Hanover Reopens After Accident

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    Traffic is back moving along Sliding Hill Road in Hanover after an accident shut down the roadway early Thursday afternoon.
    According to the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Sliding Hill Road was closed between New Ashcake Road and Countryside Lane (entrance to the Fox Head subdivision) for "an extended period of time" due to a two-car accident in the area. The crash caused a truck carrying tar to spill its load on the road and knocked down a nearby utility line...
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    A/C Problem Cause Delays in Petersburg Court

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    A lack of air conditioning is causing issues for those with cases in Petersburg's Circuit Courthouse today. According to Petersburg Public Information Officer Jay Alexander, some cases that were supposed to have been heard have been continued to later dates due to an air conditioning malfunction in the courthouse. The court has also shifted its hours; only being open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to the warm conditions inside the building. Alexander anticipates that the parts to repair the ai... More>>

    More People Expected to Travel for Labor Day Since 2008 Video included

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    AAA Travel announced their projections for Labor Day Weekend travel and the numbers look promising.According to the company, they project 34.7 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008.“As the economy makes modest gains, more Americans are joining the labor force this year,” said AAA Chief Operating Officer Marshall L. Doney. “With Labor Day symbolizing the American workers' contributions to the... More>>

    Emotional Testimony Reveals Intimate Details of McDonnell Marriage Video included

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    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond today.
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    'A Very Good Night' in Ferguson as Peace Preserved Video included

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    Peaceful protests and community activism replaced violent clashes in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, overnight, with only six arrests reported, police said. More>>

    Scattered Afternoon, Evening Storms; Sunshine to Return Saturday

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    Some clouds have stuck around from last night's round of thunderstorms, but partly sunny skies will make an appearance today. More>>

    American Doctor With Ebola Will Be Released From Hospital

    Dr. Kent Brantly speaks with a worker outside the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. (PHOTO: ABC News) Dr. Kent Brantly speaks with a worker outside the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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    An American doctor who contracted Ebola will be released today from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, ABC News has learned. More>>

    ‘Savages’ Who Executed Foley Will Be Nabbed, FBI Chief Vows Video included

    James Foley (PHOTO: ABC News) James Foley (PHOTO: ABC News)
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    FBI director James Comey said today that the “full force” of the U.S. government will come to bear on the “savages” responsible for the kidnapping and gruesome death of journalist James Foley. More>>

    Victims Injured in Chester Armed Robbery Video included

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    Victims in an armed robbery were taken to a local hospital after an armed robbery early Thursday morning. More>>

    Summer Camp Reconnects Siblings Separated by Foster Care System

    Tammy Gerber (center) adopted her children Josh, 17, Kyla, 14 and Skyler, 13, after meeting them as a counselor at Camp To Belong. (PHOTO: ABC News) Tammy Gerber (center) adopted her children Josh, 17, Kyla, 14 and Skyler, 13, after meeting them as a counselor at Camp To Belong. (PHOTO: ABC News)
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    Brothers and sisters torn apart by foster care or adoption get to see each other for one glorious week every year, at a summer camp that aims to reconnect separated siblings. More>>

    Man Hands Foul Ball Catch to Terminally-Ill Mom

    John Oberg caught a foul ball at a Detroit Tigers game and immediately handed it to his mom. (PHOTO: ABC) John Oberg caught a foul ball at a Detroit Tigers game and immediately handed it to his mom. (PHOTO: ABC)
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    John Oberg was amazed to catch a foul ball a Detroit Tigers game last week, and promptly handed it to his mother. More>>

    Health Screenings, School Supplies at WE CARE Fest

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    The upcoming WE CARE festival is meant to empower Northside residents and bring people together in the community for free health and wellness screenings, along with educational information, and school supply giveaways. More>>

    Star Little League Pitcher Mo'ne Davis Pulled After Giving Up 3 Runs

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    Philadelphia Little Leaguer and star pitcher Mo'ne Davis was pulled against Las Vegas, Nevada, after giving up 3 runs in the semifinals of the Little League World Series tonight. More>>

    Petersburg Approves New Grading System

    Petersburg's Peabody Middle School Petersburg's Peabody Middle School
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    Petersburg City Public School Board unanimously approved a change to the division's grading scale, transitioning to a 10-point scale.Before tonight, the school system was using a 6-point grading scale.“This is not about lowering standards. This is about leveling the playing field. Changing the grading scale to align with the College Board and larger divisions within the Commonwealth of Virginia will provide the students of PCPS a more competitive opportunity as it relates to the college admis... More>>

    Same-Sex Couples React to Supreme Court's Hold on Marriages Video included

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    Gay couples hoping to get hitched in Virginia on Thursday will have to wait after the Supreme Court issues a stay on same-sex marriage.“Although we weren't surprised, we were disappointed,” said Melissa Powell, who is in a same-sex relationship with her partner Suzanne Weaver.Even though they weren't happy with the news, they spent Wednesday night having fun with friends.“You want to celebrate your commitment and everyone should have that right,” said Suzanne Weaver.Powell and Weaver are amon... More>>

    Richmond Mother Plans March for Peace in Response to Recent Violence Video included

    Journee Littlejohn is planning the Mother's United March September 20 in Whitcomb Court Journee Littlejohn is planning the Mother's United March September 20 in Whitcomb Court
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    A Richmond mother is organizing a march for peace next month called Mother's United March.Journee Littlejohn decided to start the movement following violence in Ferguson and right here at home."No crime can happen if we're marching our streets, and we're taking back our community,” said LittleJohn. “We decided not to take a side. We are aware there's a lot of social injustice going on, and we wanted to take it away from the negative and all of the violence that's going on in Ferguson. And we ... More>>

    Is This Mall's Commercial The Worst Ever?

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    A 30-second back-to-school TV ad for East Hills Shopping Center in St. Joseph, Missouri, has got people talking. The commercial opens with a little girl singing the name of the mall. Her rendition appears to be slightly off-key.The rest of the spot features mall employees appealing to viewers simply by holding up certain items and singing their names.“Boots and pants!” one man says, while a woman offers: “Backpacks! Backpacks! Come get your backpacks!”Another woman holding a pair of scissors ... More>>

    Chesterfield Crews Knock Down Midlothian House Fire

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    A house fire in Chesterfield forced one person to be transported to an area hospital Wednesday afternoon.According to firefighters, a fire in the living room of a home in the 3100 block of Terrybluff Drive in Midlothian was quickly brought under control shortly before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.One person was inside the home at the time of the fire and was transported to a local hospital.It is unclear what the intent of the victim's injuries is, if any.This is a developing story. Stay with 8News for... More>>

    Corona Extra Voluntarily Recalls Some Corona 12-ounce Bottles

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    Constellation Brands Beer Division has announced a voluntary recall of select packages of Corona Extra because some bottles may contain bits of glass.According to the company, the recall covers “covers 12-ounce clear glass bottles in select six-pack, 12-pack and 18-pack packages” sold in the United States with a number of production codes.“A production error occurred at one of the four plants run by third party manufacturers that supply us with bottles,” the company said in a release Wednesda... More>>

    George W. Bush Takes Part in Popular Ice Bucket Challenge

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    (AP | ABC News) -- Former President George W. Bush took the ice bucket challenge then nominated former President Bill Clinton to do it next.The challenge has caught on with notable figures participating in the campaign to raise money for the fight against ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease.In a video posted Wednesday on Bush's Facebook page, he says: "To you all who challenged me, I do not think it's presidential for me to be splashed with ice water, so I'm simply going to write you a check."WATCH:... More>>

    TN Student Gets Suspension For "Bless You" In Class

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    (CNN) - When many people sneeze, it's instinctive for others to respond by offering a "bless you" in the person's direction. That gesture got a Tennessee student kicked out of class this week after violating a classroom rule. When high school senior Kendra Turner said, “bless you,” to a classmate who sneezed, she said that her teacher told that kind of comment was for church. When Turner stood up for herself, Turner said that she was told to go to the administrator's office and given in-sc... More>>

    California Moviegoers Bit By Bed Bugs in Theater

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    (CNN) – Families expect to come home from the movies with laughs and smiles after spending an evening together over a good film.That wasn't the case for several people who went to a Lodi, California movie theater, who all came home with several bug bites all over their legs."My niece and her friend went to the movies Friday night and the next morning, they woke up and we didn't know what it was at first,” Matthew Wendt said to CNN affiliate KCRA.Wendt's niece said that she was “feeling a bit ... More>>

    Virginia Union's President Works to Leave No Student Behind Video included

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    This year, Virginia Union University will kick-off its 150th anniversary celebrations. The historically black university has a long history of educating students. This is a legacy its current president, Dr. Claude Perkins is working hard to carry on.Dr. Perkins is the 12th president of the university. One of his styles of connecting with his students is walking around the campus on a regular basis."We try to make ourselves available outside of this office, so I'm on the grounds, in the cafete... More>>

    New Hope for Atlee Station YMCA Video included

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    Plans to close the Atlee Station YMCA may be put on hold. Last month the Y announced it would shut down the Mechanicsville facility in October because of financial reasons, but now it wants to stay open for at least another two years. More>>

    Bob McDonnell Takes Stand In Corruption Trial Video included

    On Thursday, the prosecuting attorneys rested their case in the McDonnell trial. The defense is set to begin on Monday. (AP Photo) On Thursday, the prosecuting attorneys rested their case in the McDonnell trial. The defense is set to begin on Monday. (AP Photo)
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    The financial expert hired by the defense was hit hard by prosecution on the stand while he testified this morning in court for former governor Bob McDonnell's corruption trial. More>>

    Virginia Same-Sex Marriages Placed on Hold by Supreme Court Video included

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    (AP) - Less than a day before same-sex couples could begin getting married in Virginia, the Supreme Court in Washington has placed a hold on those marriages.The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided no explanation for its order.Without court intervention, same-sex couples would have been allowed to wed as of Thursday.In January, the ju... More>>

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    • Emotional Testimony Reveals Intimate Details of McDonnell Marriage

      Emotional Testimony Reveals Intimate Details of McDonnell Marriage

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:21:47 GMT
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond today.More >>
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will answer questions about the state of his marriage when his public corruption trial resumes in federal court in Richmond today.
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    • ‘Savages’ Who Executed Foley Will Be Nabbed, FBI Chief Vows

      ‘Savages’ Who Executed Foley Will Be Nabbed, FBI Chief Vows

      Thursday, August 21 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-08-21 09:13:50 GMT
      James Foley (PHOTO: ABC News)James Foley (PHOTO: ABC News)
      FBI director James Comey said today that the “full force” of the U.S. government will come to bear on the “savages” responsible for the kidnapping and gruesome death of journalist James Foley.More >>
      FBI director James Comey said today that the “full force” of the U.S. government will come to bear on the “savages” responsible for the kidnapping and gruesome death of journalist James Foley.More >>
    • Sliding Hill Road in Hanover Reopens After Accident

      Sliding Hill Road in Hanover Reopens After Accident

      Thursday, August 21 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:42:38 GMT
      Traffic is back moving along Sliding Hill Road in Hanover after an accident shut down the roadway early Thursday afternoon.
      According to the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Sliding Hill Road was closed between New Ashcake Road and Countryside Lane (entrance to the Fox Head subdivision) for "an extended period of time" due to a two-car accident in the area. The crash caused a truck carrying tar to spill its load on the road and knocked down a nearby utility line...
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      Traffic is back moving along Sliding Hill Road in Hanover after an accident shut down the roadway early Thursday afternoon.
      According to the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, Sliding Hill Road was closed between New Ashcake Road and Countryside Lane (entrance to the Fox Head subdivision) for "an extended period of time" due to a two-car accident in the area. The crash caused a truck carrying tar to spill its load on the road and knocked down a nearby utility line...
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