Mon July 14, 2014
Air Force-Cuts

USAF: Virginia base to lose 742 positions

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Air Force says it will eliminate more positions at Joint Base Langley-Eustis than any other installation in the country as it undergoes a major reorganization and seeks to cut costs.

Nationwide, nearly 3,500 positions will be eliminated. The Air Force said Monday that 742 of those positions will come from Langley Air Force Base, which is the headquarters for Air Combat Command.

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Mon July 14, 2014
Bystander Shot-Wilmington

Police seek help in fatal Wilmington shooting

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help as they investigate the shooting death of a Wilmington woman hit by a stray bullet during street gunfire.

Authorities on Monday urged people who may have witnessed the July 6 shooting that left 43-year-old Crystal Brown dead to contact investigators.

Wilmington police say Brown was leaving Adams Market when she was hit by one of about 20 bullets fired by two people in the direction of a crowd. The group of people had gathered outside the store to watch a street fight between two girls.

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Thu July 10, 2014
Boat Safety-Maryland

Md. officials to urge safer boating

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland officials will be reminding people to be careful on the water.

Maryland Natural Resources Police and the Maryland Park Service have scheduled a news conference on Thursday at Sandy Point State Park. It comes after two deaths from drowning on state waterways over the Fourth of July weekend. There also have been 28 boating accidents in the last two weekends.

Officials will discuss ways to best protect children at the water's edge. They also will talk about safe boating and how to help someone in distress.

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Thu July 10, 2014
State Map

New Va. state transportation map available

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say the state's new transportation map is now available.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said more than 2 million maps are available at state welcome centers and by request at safety rest areas. State maps also are available at VDOT offices across the state.

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Thu July 10, 2014
SCC-Long-term Care Insurance

Va. changes regs on long-term care insurance

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia regulators are encouraging long-term care insurance policyholders to take advantage of changes that strengthen protections against unintentional coverage lapses due to nonpayment.

The Bureau of Insurance of the State Corporation Commission says insurers have long been required to provide policyholders with the option to designate a third party to receive notice of an impending policy lapse.

But officials say the verification of delivery of such notice has been strengthened with recent regulatory revisions.

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