Heritage group appeals city’s Confederate flag ban
TimesDispatch.com / Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400
The Sons of Confederate Veterans appealed to a federal appeals court Thursday to get the Confederate battle flag back on city light poles in Lexington, the final resting place of Gen. Robert E. Lee an
Snakeheads break out of Potomac, enter Rappahannock River
The northern snakehead, an invasive species of fish native to Asia, has successfully broken out of the Potomac River system and established itself in the Rappahannock River, according to state officials. The fish drew headlines when it turned up in a Maryland pond in 2002, in part because of its prodigious teeth and ability to survive several days out of water by breathing air. Spotted less than a decade ago in the Potomac, the snakehead has not just survived, but spread. Some of the snakeheads likely got into the Rappahannock after being dropped into a Fredericksburg-area pond that’s close to the river, said John Odenkirk, a state fisheries biologist who has been dealing with the snakeheads in the Potomac.
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PilotOnline.com / Sat, 18 May 2013 22:47:46 -0400
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. A simple test could have alerted officials that the drinking water at Camp Lejeune was contaminated, long before authorities determined that as many as a million Marines and their families were exposed to a witch's brew of cancer-causing chemicals.
PilotOnline.com / Sat, 18 May 2013 23:22:26 -0400
DES MOINES, Iowa Lottery officials have announced winning numbers in a near-historic Powerball jackpot. The numbers drawn Saturday are: 22, 10, 13, 14, 52 and a Powerball of 11. Officials estimate the jackpot at $590.5 million.
TimesDispatch.com / Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400
Chesterfield County police arrested a woman and charged her with leaving three children under the age of 8 in a vehicle while she went shopping, police said Saturday.