Staggering 1 Million Go Dark During Brutal Nor’easter Storm

At least 900,000 customers in the Northeast are without electricity Thursday after being hit with a powerful storm.

The massive storm, which followed another devastating storm last week, pelted the area with heavy snow, ice and strong winds, downing power lines and leaving precarious road conditions.

The nor’easter may drop several more inches of snow in Massachusetts and northern New England into Thursday afternoon, but largely the storm did its worst Wednesday, leaving about 900,000 customers without power along the East Coast from Virginia to Maine. Continue reading

Army Vet Mom and Young Child Killed In Waverly VA Crash

Norfolk, Virginia resident, Hannah Feinberg and a 5-year-old child were killed in a two vehicle crash on Route 460 in Waverly. Hannah was 27.

The crash occurred Friday night around 11:17 p.m. on General Mahone Highway, west of Cabin Point Road.

Feinberg’s 2012 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Route 460 when she lost control, running off of the roadway and hitting a guardrail. The crash caused the vehicle to spin out into the eastbound lanes and into the path of a tractor trailer. Continue reading

Virginia Elects First Transgender To State Legislature Democrat Danica Roem

Virginia democrat Danica Roem has made history by becoming the nation’s first openly transgender person to be elected to state legislature. She will represent the 13th House District in Northern Virginia.

Roem’s victory makes her the first transgender representative out of 7,400 state legislature seats in the United States.

Her opponent, Republican Bob Marshall, ran a decidedly homophobic campaign. This was, of course, par for the course for a representative who was the principal sponsor of a bill similar to North Carolina’s anti-transgender HB2 law and for a man who even tried to ban gays from serving in the Virginia National Guard.

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MD Woman 22 Killed In Vehicle After 12-Year-Old Falls From VA Overpass

Marisa Harris has been identified as the Maryland woman killed while driving in Virginia Saturday by a 12-year-old boy who jumped off an overpass and landed on her vehicle.

The unidentified juvenile jumped in a suicide attempt, according to Virginia State Police. Harris, 22, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The jumper fell from above I-66 in Fairfax County around 4:15 p.m., striking the driver’s side of Harris’s Ford Escape, according to Virginia State Police.

Harris’s boyfriend, who was in the passenger’s seat and remained uninjured, took control of the car and steered it to safety.

The boy is being treated for life-threatening injuries, and police said they are investigating the jump as a suicide attempt.

Harris’s mother told WUSA that her daughter was studying to help children who are battling depression. She said that it was “ironic” that Harris died when a boy she could have helped allegedly tried to take his own life. Continue reading

Justin Ross Harris Trial VERDICT

Justin Ross Harris has been found guilty on all counts in the death on his young son who he left in a hot car.

Harris, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours. A grand jury indicted Harris on multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children. The malice murder charge indicates that prosecutors believe that Harris intentionally left his son Cooper in the hot car to die.

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Ross faces life in prison plus 40 years behind bars.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For St. Cloud Mall Mass Stabbing

A wing of terror group ISIS claimed responsibility for a mass stabbing that left eight people hospitalized in Minnesota. The attacker, who was dressed in a private security uniform, made reference to “Allah,” victims and witnesses reported.

ISIS claimed the person who conducted the stabbing was a “soldier of the Islamic State,” according to a statement posted online Sunday.

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The statement by the Amaq agency follows a pattern of ISIS-related media claiming responsibility for what appear to be the acts of individuals across Europe in the past few months. Continue reading

Despicable Tyson Foods Employees Caught On Video Abusing Defenseless Chickens

Everyone knows you don’t play with your food and you never choke your chicken at work. Apparently these Tyson employees didn’t get the memo. New video footage has been uncovered that shows them beating, throwing, kicking and of course choking chickens.

An animal rights group released the graphic video and it appears to show serious mistreatment of chickens by Tyson Foods employees in a Virginia plant. These actions have led to at least two Animal Control investigations.

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Compassion Over Killing, an animal-advocacy organization, said the videos were recorded by an undercover investigator who represented the group. The videos were taken at four different facilities where Tyson workers process chickens. Continue reading

Three Family Members Among Those Dead In VA Plane Crash

Three family members, including three teenagers, were are among those killed in a plane crash near Shannon Airport in Spotsylvania, Va.

Virginia State Police released the names of the six victims Saturday morning.

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Pilot: William C. Hamerstadt, 64, of Carmel, Ind.
Passengers: Robert D. Ross, 73, of Louisville, Ky. (owner of the plane)
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Who Is Ginny Thrasher? And Why Is Her GOLDEN GUN Getting Her All This Attention?

Team USA captured the first gold medal handed out in the 2016 Rio Olympic GamesVirginia “Ginny” Thrasher won the gold in the Women’s 10m Air Rifle competition – the first medal of the 2016 Summer Games

Thrasher, 19, gave the U.S. an early lead in the medal count by winning the first gold medal of the games when she took the top spot in the 10-meter air rifle competition.

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  • Tied for ninth place (414.0) in the second elimination relay of the women’s 10m air rifle at the 2015 ISSF Gabala Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun World Cup
  • Earned five medals, two in open categories and three in junior competitions, at the 2015 USA Shooting National Championships for Rifle/Pistol, securing U.S. National Team status
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FAMILY: Help Us FIND NICOLE! Missing VA Woman Last Seen Wednesday

Fairfax, Va., police need your help locating Nicole (Clardy) Mittendorff, a missing 31-year-old woman from Woodbridge.

Mittendorff, 31, was reported missing on Friday and police say her car was found abandoned In a Shenandoah National Park parking lot. She has not contacted her family since Wednesday.

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Mittendorff’s 2009 Mini Cooper was found in a parking lot in Shenandoah National Park. She is described by police as a 5’6 white female, weighing 125 lbs. Continue reading