On this Memorial Day, National D-Day Memorial to unveil monument to Gold Star families

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This is Memorial Day, the day set aside to remember the American men and women who have given their lives in defense of our country. The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will remember them with a ceremony that includes a Medal of Honor recipient — and a new monument. WLNI’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Racist flyers posted on poles, cars near nation’s capital

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Racist flyers were found on utility poles and car windows in a community near the nation’s capital, prompting a police investigation.Local news media outlets report that the flyers with racist messages targeting African-Americans and immigrants were found in Alexandria, Virginia’s Del Ray neighborhood. Alexandria Police say they are investigating who’s behind the flyers, which included a web address of a white nationalist group.Mayor Allison Silberberg tells WRC-TV that the city’s residents “denounce hate speech and hate crimes and discrimination in all forms.”WTOP reports that community members countered the flyers with their own messages. One person wrote “Love lives here” in chalk on the sidewalk. Another person posted a sign that read: “Hi Neo-Nazis! You can’t change Del Ray.”

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Suspect arrested in connection to fatal shooting of VSP special agent

Travis Ball

From Virginia State Police: A Richmond man is now in custody following an overnight search by local, state and federal law enforcement across the Metro-Richmond region. The State Police and U.S. Marshals apprehended Travis A. Ball, 27, of Richmond, Va., at a residence in Northumberland County shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday (May 27). He was taken into custody without further incident.

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LeBron breaks one of Jordan’s records and a Virginia sports great is gone

Mike TilleyYour weekly sports update with Mike Tilley on the Mike Tilley Sports Report. Mike Tilley (052617)

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Virginia finance secretary reassures lawmakers on revenues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s finance secretary says state revenues will not fall short of its forecast when the fiscal year ends.Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Secretary Richard D. Brown reassured lawmakers yesterday  that although the state “took a punch in April,” Virginia’s revenues ended the month about $130 million ahead of the forecast for the fiscal year ending June 30. However, revenues ended April about $185 million less than what was projected at the end of March.April’s biggest problem was a drop of more than 17 percent in income taxes not withheld from payroll but made in estimated payments. Virginia received about 40,000 fewer checks in April than the year before, and the checks were 9 percent smaller.Brown says Virginia narrowed the gap in May to about 10,000 fewer checks.

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Tim Griffin on The Morning Line

Candidate for Commonwealth Attorney in Lynchburg, Tim Griffin, stopped by The Morning Line to talk about his opponent in the race, Lynchburg’s gang violence, and winning over communities. Tim Griffin (052517)

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Manchester bombing might be a sign ISIS is losing power

A local foreign policy professor says this week’s bombing in Manchester, England may show that ISIS is losing power. WLNI’s Ian Price has more:

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McAuliffe pardons mother detained by immigration officials

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned a minor driving offense committed years ago by an immigrant mother of two, saying he hopes this will help prevent her deportation by President Donald Trump’s administration.The case of 30-year-old Liliana Cruz Mendez of Falls Church has become emblematic of tougher immigration policies under Trump.The advocacy group CASA said Cruz Mendez came to the U.S. from El Salvador a
decade ago, and was stopped for a broken taillight in 2013. After receiving two deferrals from deportation in 2014 and 2015, she was arrested this month after going with her lawyer to a check-in appointment at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office.

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Police: Son of man killed in shootout arrested for threat

DUBLIN, Va. (AP) – Authorities say a man whose father was fatally shot by a sheriff’s deputy in a shootout has been arrested for making a threat on social media against law enforcement.Virginia State Police Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said yesterday that 26-year-old James Burton, Jr. has been charged with making a written threat to kill or do bodily harm to a person.Authorities told local media outlets that Burton’s father, James Burton Sr., died earlier this month after officers responded a domestic violence complaint.Officials say Burton came out of the home and fired at law enforcement before retreating back inside. Authorities say sheriff’s deputies returned fire. Geller said the medical examiner determined that Burton died from being shot by a deputy.It was unclear yesterday whether Burton Jr. has obtained an attorney.

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Fox News contributor on Manchester bombing

Ryan Mauro, Clarion Project, FOX News contributor and Liberty University online professor talks about the bombing in Manchester. Ryan Mauro (052417)

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