Oct 8

26 year-old Michael Franklin of Gloucester died after he was hit by a pickup truck on Glenns Road Friday night. Franklin was standing outside his residence awaiting a ride when he walked out in front of a 1998 Dodge Dakota traveling east on Glenns Road about 11:30 p.m. No charges are pending against the truck’s 17-year-old driver who is also from Gloucester.
 
 
Poquoson residents could soon use a golf cart to run errands or just cruise around town. A proposed ordinance would allow the operation of golf cars on city streets. The speed limit would be up to 25 miles per hour and wouldn’t be allowed within 150 feet of an intersection with a street that has a speed limit exceeding 25 miles per hour. the City Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed ordinance at its meeting tonight.
 
 
VIRGINIA IS OFFERING MORE INFORMATION FOR KIDS, AND PARENTS, HAVING TROUBLE PICKING SCHOOLS AND MAJORS. THE COMMONWEALTH HAS JUST PUT A NEW DATABASE ONLINE, WHICH SHOWS WHAT GRADUATES FROM INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS ARE MAKING IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AREAS. OFFICIALS WANT TO STRESS THE DATABASE IS NOT ALL ENCOMPASSING, AS IT ONLY COVERS GRADS WHO WORK IN VIRGINIA, AND ONLY IN CERTAIN SUBJECT AREAS. PARENTS AND STUDENTS SHOULD NOT USE IT TO MAKE CHOICES ON COLLEGES, BUT RATHER, AS A PIECE OF INFORMATION TO GUIDE THEM.
 
 
Janet S. Smith of Urbanna was arrested on Tuesday, October 2, and charged with a felony for filing “false statements” on an election candidate form. Smith is on the Town of Urbanna election ballot for mayor, Current mayor Don Richwine is seeking re-election on the ballot and is opposed by Smith. Smith declined to comment, but indicated the investigator questioned whether she met the candidate requirement to be a town resident for one year prior to election day. Smith was released on a $500 bond
 
 
Public health officials in Virginia say the number of suspected cases of a rare and potentially deadly outbreak of meningitis has increased to five. The state has recorded one death linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak. The number of patients who received steroid shots for back pain contaminated with a fungus has risen to at least 630, that’s up more than 100 from last week’s count. The steroid suspected in the outbreak has been linked to two outpatient clinics. They are Insight Imaging in Roanoke and New River Valley Surgery Center in Christiansburg. Both medical centers have reached out to patients who received the back pain treatment.
 
 
IF YOU ARE A REGISTERED VOTER IN VIRGINIA, YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE YOUR NEW STATE-ISSUED VOTER REGISTRATION CARD. THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS SAYS ALL 4.6 MILLION REGISTERED VOTERS SHOULD NOW HAVE RECEIVED THEIR CARDS. IF YOU HAVEN’T CONTACT THE STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. THE CARDS ARE IMPORTANT THIS YEAR, BECAUSE VIRGINIA HAS A NEW VOTER ID LAW. THE CARDS ARE APPROVED I-D, AS WELL AS SEVERAL OTHER DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING POWER BILLS. THIS IS THE FIRST ELECTION WHERE I-DS ARE SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED TO VOTE ON THE REGULAR BALLOT.

October 8, 2012 |

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