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News and information from around the country that may be breaking, as reported by the Sussex-Surry Dispatch News Department



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Waverly Begins Task of Rebuilding After EF-1 Tornado Kills Three Residents

Michael Campbell February 25, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the publishing of this story, Virginia State Police released the names of those who died in Wednesday’s Tornado in Waverly. They are as follows: Larry D. Turner, 50; Devine J. Stringfield,

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Retail Changes: Grocery Store Publix Announces Entry into Virginia; CVS Health to Take Over Target In-Store Pharmacies

Michael Campbell February 3, 2016

VIRGINIA – The retail landscape is slated to have some changes and additions across the Commonwealth thanks to two unrelated announcements that could mean more offerings and options for area shoppers. Tuesday, Florida-based grocer

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Lottery Fever Sweeps Across Virginia As Powerball Jackpot Soars to $1.4 Billion

Michael Campbell January 11, 2016

CENTRAL VIRGINIA – Another day means another increase in the Powerball jackpot after no one was able to match all six numbers to win $900 million on Saturday, causing the multi-state lottery to rise to

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NY Man Arrested, Charged with Planning to Attack Civilians in Support to ISIL on New Year’s Eve

Michael Campbell December 31, 2015

Content provided by U.S. Department of Justice WASHINGTON, D.C. – Emanuel L. Lutchman, 25, was arrested and charged by criminal complaint with attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and

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Virginia State Police ‘Closely Monitoring’ Paris Situation, Threats Against D.C.

Michael Campbell November 17, 2015

CENTRAL VIRGINIA – As the United States and the world continues to mourn and make sense of the tragedy of a heinous attack that occurred across Paris, France Friday, locally, Virginia State Police is

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BRISBANE, CA - MAY 12:  Boxes of Cheerios cereal are displayed on a shelf at the Midtown Market May 12, 2009 in Brisbane, California. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Cheerios maker General Mills telling the company to stop making claims in its advertising the Cheerios will lower cholesterol and treat heart disease.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

General Mills Issues Voluntary Recall of Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios Over Allergen Concern

Michael Campbell October 6, 2015

VIRGINIA – You may want to check your pantry before enjoying another bowl of cereal if you’re a fan of Cheerios as General Mills has issued a voluntary recall of certain lot numbers of

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Legendary Blues Artist B.B. King Passes Away At 89

Michael Campbell May 15, 2015

VIRGINIA – A sad day for music lovers young and old as legendary blues artist and guitarist B.B. King passed away in his sleep at 89. Born Riley B. King in September of 1925,

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Six Baltimore PD Officers Charged In Connection with Death of Freddie Gray

Michael Campbell May 1, 2015

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Days after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a black man who died while in police custody, which sparked several days of protests and clashes between protesters, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn

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