Haunted by jeers, town rethinks teen trick-or-treat penalty

A Virginia city's penalty of jail time for teenage trick-or-treaters has scared up some ridicule and a possible policy change
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Historians challenge Northam's 'indentured servants' remark

Historians say Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wrongly used the term "indentured servants" when referring the first Africans to arrive in what is now Virginia
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Push resumes to recognize official Pennsylvania amphibian

The Pennsylvania Senate renewed its push Monday to make a slimy and unsightly salamander the state's official amphibian in an effort to highlight the plight of
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Hogan highlights more than $500M in proposed tax relief

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he's proposing more than $500 million in tax cuts
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Maryland Democrats outline 2019 legislative priorities

Cutting prescription drug costs and ensuring health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing medical problems are some of the top priorities for Maryland
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Pipe burst: Virginia island without water for nearly a week

Residents of a small Virginia island in the Chesapeake Bay have been nearly without water for days after their main line froze and burst
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George nets 36, Westbrook 29 as Thunder tops Blazers 123-114

Paul George had 36 points and eight rebounds, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double of 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat
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Northam awards grants to preserve farmland

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's administration is giving grants to six local governments that will be used to preserve farmland
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Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

Thousands of federal employees and their families are applying for unemployment and food stamps to get by as the longest government shutdown in U.S. history dra
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Man, woman, 3 pet dogs, birds die in Virginia house fire

Firefighters say a man, a woman and three pets have died in a burning Virginia home
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Panel OKs bill to restrict tethering animals

A House committee Wednesday advanced a bill requiring Virginians who tether dogs outside to give the animals more room to move.
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Poor People's Campaign delivers demands to legislators

The Virginia Poor People's Campaign gathered Wednesday at the Capitol, urging state and federal lawmakers to expand voting rights, raise the minimum wage, promo
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Virginia legislators seek refund for utility customers

Democratic lawmakers have introduced a bill to return millions of dollars to Virginia residents who they say have been overcharged by the state's utility compan
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Referee banned after singling out 10-year-old girl's braids

A referee is banned from officiating children's sports games in a Virginia city after he singled out a girl who was wearing a typical African American hairstyle
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Settlement reached with ex-jail worker over resignation

A jail serving five Virginia cities has settled a lawsuit filed by a former personnel worker alleging she was wrongly forced from her job for how she handled a
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Report: Nation's biggest estuary hit hard by pollution

A report says heavy rains that brought additional pollution downstream last year contributed to the first decline in a decade to the overall health of the Chesa
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Chesapeake Bay health grade falls to 'D-plus'

An annual report on Chesapeake Bay health says pollution from unusually heavy rains last year contributed to a declining D-plus grade
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Virginia woman charged with DWI after flipping car

Virginia police say that they've charged a woman with impaired driving after a vehicle flipped during a crash
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Northam proposes coal ash disposal, coastal protection bills

Gov. Ralph Northam has proposed a package of environmental legislation aimed at safely disposing of coal ash, helping coastal communities deal with flooding cau
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Authorities: Inmate suffers medical emergency, later dies

Authorities in Virginia say an inmate who suffered a medical emergency in a booking cell has died
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Maryland board votes against natural gas pipeline project

A Maryland board has voted against allowing a natural gas transmission pipeline to cross over state land in western Maryland
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Some shore towns use bayside islets to ease island flooding

As New Jersey shore towns grapple with how to mitigate flooding, some are turning their attention away from building hard, concrete structures, such as seawalls
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Tribe seeks to build Virginia's first casino in Norfolk

Discussions under way between a Virginia Indian tribe and officials in the Hampton Roads region to build state's first casino
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Panel delays vote on pipeline compressor station

A Virginia air pollution panel delayed a closely watched vote Wednesday on whether to approve a key permit for a planned multistate natural gas pipeline.
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