Dec 24

THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ANNOUNCED THE SIGNING OF A COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT AND A FINANCIAL CLOSE TO BUILD THE NEW ROUTE 460 TOLL ROAD FROM PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY TO SUFFOLK. VDOT’S TAMARA ROLLISON SAYS THIS IS A 55-MILE, LIMITED ACCESS HIGHWAY — THAT WILL BE FINANCED WITH TOLLS WILL ALLOW ANOTHER CORRIDOR TO TRAVEL AT INTERSTATE SPEEDS BETWEEN SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA. CONSTRUCTION IS PROJECTED TO BEGIN IN 2014 — WITH A TARGETED OPENING IN 2018. IT WILL ALSO PROVIDE ANOTHER SAFE HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTE FOR HAMPTON ROADS RESIDENTS.
 
 
Another abandoned building burned Saturday night in Accomack County, on the Eastern Shore. The blaze, in the Parksley neighborhood, is under investigation to determine whether it was the work of a serial arsonist, It is the 37th fire to burn in the past 41 days in Accomack.
 
 
Virginia’s jobless rate fell slightly in November for the second consecutive month. The Virginia Employment Commission says the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 5.6 percent last month. Virginia’s unemployment rate has been trending down since January 2010, when joblessness peaked at 7.3 percent. It had fallen to a three-year low earlier this year and increased during June and July in a pattern similar to last year. The rate is still below the national average, which fell to 7.7 percent in November.
 
 
A judge found a Newport News police officer guilty this week in a September road rage incident 58 year-old Michael Poole was found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of brandishing a firearm. Newport News General District Judge Gary Mills sentenced Poole to 90 days in jail, with all time suspended. In the complaint, the driver says that Poole followed him for two miles to an Olive Garden restaurant where he pulled a gun and threatened to cause bodily harm to him and a friend. Poole was on duty at the time of the incident. He was in civilian clothes and driving an unmarked police vehicle

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