Just when you think things might settle down following the election, the word “recount” pops up

bob-dentonWe spoke with Dr. Bob Denton on The Morning Line regarding the latest election news. 

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Va Lottery: scratcher tickets are fine as presents, but giving them to the wrong person is a crime

New-VA-Lottery-LogoThe Virginia Lottery encourages the purchase of its scratcher game tickets as Christmas gifts — especially as stocking stuffers — but lottery officials say it is illegal to give them to minors.  And as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports, don’t count on getting any share if you give away a big winning tickets:

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Non-profits benefit if you visit Bedford’s “Festival of Trees”

festival-of-trees-2016Voting is underway at the Bedford Area Welcome Center for the 8th Annual Festival of Trees. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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Falwell: new Liberty Athletic Director holds LU values despite scandal at Baylor

Ian McCaw (Liberty photo)

Ian McCaw (Liberty photo)

Liberty University has hired former Baylor University Athletic Director Ian McCaw to direct Liberty’s athletics program. McCaw helped lead Baylor to national prominence in several major college sports  — but he also left the university amid a scandal involving student-athletes. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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2017 race for Va governor is likely to gain national attention

wlni-defaultNext year’s race for Virginia governor may offer the Republican party its first real test in the Donald Trump presidential era that lies ahead. And it’s likely to gain national attention, as WLNI’s Evan Jones reports:

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Virginia Tech, Lockheed Martin sign research agreement

Virginia Tech LogoBLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Tech has signed a new agreement with defense industry giant Lockheed Martin that the school says will allow for more research collaboration and recruitment. Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said in a statement that the agreement will allow the school and company to work together more efficiently. Research subjects will include microelectronics, power electronics and cybersecurity. The school says Bethesda, Maryland-based Lockheed Martin has hired more than 80 Virginia Tech graduates and provided internships to more than 100 students over the past four years.

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Lynchburg man faces DUI, revoked license charges after fatal accident

Campbell CountyFrom State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper D.R. Skiff is investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash in Campbell County. The crash occurred at 5:15 p.m., Friday (Nov. 25) on Route 501 at Volunteer Road. A Toyota Highlander was traveling along Route 501. As the Toyota attempted to pass a vehicle in front of it, the Toyota crossed the center line and struck head-on a Honda Odyssey traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the Highlander, Anthony T. Chambers, 48, of Lynchburg, Va., and his four passengers were transported to Lynchburg General Hospital for treatment of injuries ranging from minor to serious. None of the injuries is life-threatening. The driver of the Odyssey, Charlie R. Smith, 73, of Halifax, Va., was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital along with one of his wife, Mary Smith. Both are being treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. Mr. Smith’s other passenger, Doris M. Chappell, 77, of Halifax, Va., was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital, where she died later Friday evening. Chambers was arrested for DUI and charged with driving on a revoked license. The crash remains under investigation and additional charges are pending.

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Appomattox teen dies in early-morning weekend crash

Appomattox CountyFrom State Police: Virginia State Police Trooper B.J. Hylton is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Appomattox County. The crash occurred at 3:46 a.m., Saturday (Nov. 26) on Trent Hatchery Road. A 2003 Mitsubishi Galant was traveling along Trent Hatchery Road when it ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle first struck a ditch and then struck head-on a tree. The driver, Joshua W. Judy, 17, of Appomattox, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and was not ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Virginia Attorney General: ‘Tis the season for scammers, so be careful

wlni-defaultVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring says the holiday season is prime time for criminals and scammers — one reason his office has revamped its Consumer Protection Section. More from WLNI’s Evan Jones.

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Click here for the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection website.

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Beware of scams dressed as deals this Cyber Monday

Better Business BureauA warning for those planning to skip the foot traffic that comes today with Black Friday. The Better Business Bureau says online purchases can cost you big, especially if you haven’t done your research. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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