Virginia Lottery likely to meet last year’s profits — but it’s still partly up to chance

VA-Lottery-LogoIt’s unclear whether state tax revenues will reach projections for the fiscal year that ends June 30th, but the Virginia Lottery appears on track to meet or exceed expected profits. As WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, that could change — for reasons entirely out of the Lottery’s control.

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D-Day Memorial to read names of every American killed in Normandy invasion

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The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will remember every fallen American from that day in a way that has never been before on this 72nd anniversary of the Normandy invasion. As WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, the name of every American killed there that day will be read aloud.

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Appalachian Power adds more wind-generated power sources

WindTurbineWind generation is hardly about to replace coal as a major source of electrical power in our region, but Appalachian Power plans on giving it a greater role in the years ahead. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Here come the summer job scammers; what to watch out for

BBB-Logo Better Business BureauThis is the time of year when many scammers turn their attention to high school and college students looking for summer jobs. And it’s often easy to spot some of the warning signs — if you’re paying attention. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.

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On-line replaces DMV as most popular Virginia voter registration sites — but is it secure?

Voting CheckboxOn-line voter registration is rapidly replacing the DMV as the most common site for Virginians to join voter rolls — and the rate of new voters is on pace to surpass that of four years ago. As WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, state elections officials say the on-line registration is more secure than the traditional paper system.

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Click here for the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal

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The meaning of Memorial Day: remembering those who have served and fallen for our freedom

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This is the day America sets aside to honor those who have fallen in service to their country. And among the many area many Memorial Day observances today is one at the National D-Day Memorial. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Happy motoring: as summer travel season begins, gas prices are much lower than last year

Gas-Prices1With the Memorial Day holiday weekend now upon us, so is the traditional start of the summer travel season. If gas prices matter to you, this looks like a good summer to hit the road, and as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, experts expect this year’s prices to peak between now and July 4th.

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Tree pollen subsides, but all that rain may mean a rough grass pollen season

WLNI-HEALTH-NEWSAll those days of rain this month have been helpful to anyone dealing with tree pollen allergies, but now that same rain may make things more difficult for those allergic to grass pollen. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.

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State GOP leaders file legal challenge to McAuliffe executive action on felons’ rights

STATE-NEWSVirginia Republicans want the State Supreme Court to invalidate Governor McAuliffe’s recent executive order granting voting and other rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons. McAuliffe says he will “vigorously oppose” the legal action. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Norfolk Southern to reduce employment levels more than previously announced

Norfolk-Southern-NS-LogoNorfolk Southern¬† says lower-than-expected freight traffic means the railroad will reduce its employment level by hundreds more jobs than previously announced. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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