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  • 05/29/19--11:10: LocalWeeklyPaper.com
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette (D-CO), Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) introduced a resolution today to recognize the vital role that local journalists play in promoting good governance and accountability.

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  • 05/29/19--11:10: Local News Initiative
  • With local journalism in crisis, Northwestern University has assembled a team of experts in digital innovation, audience understanding and business strategy....

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    NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The All Veteran Group Parachute Team landed onto the Old Dominion football field among a crowd of cheers, Saturday afternoon.

    Army veteran Mike Elliott, the founder, and president of the Parachute Team served in the Persian Gulf War, Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Elliott has helped President George H. W. Bush on three jumps during his career.

    The local owners of Window World sponsored the University’s wounded warrior program this season.

    For each football game, a local hero is selected as an honorary captain to toss the coin and enjoy the game in VIP style.

    “We’re excited that we can be a part of this and recognize the soldiers who have given so much,” says Window World of Tidewater owner Josh Reed.

    Reed says, “It’s really special to honor a hero each game for doing something that most people aren’t willing to do.”

    Stay with WAVY.com

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    The Basics For Looking For A Professional Massage

    The back is a sensitive region and the slightest bit of damage can leave you suffering for years to come. Preventative measures are the best cure for pains and ailments with a good massage being the best solution. Finding the right place to get this massage and knowing exactly how to target the problem areas helps the healing proceed smoothly. Read the tips given below and you’ll be able to…

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    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A residential fire on Tail Street in Hampton left at least two people displaced on Saturday.

    Dispatchers said the call came around 5 p.m.

    Fire officials said two occupants were home at the time of the fire.

    They said all occupants of the home are being assisted by the local Red Cross.

    No injuries were reported.

    Residential fire at 1700 hrs 00 Blk of Trail St. 2 occupants were home at the time of the fire. Negative injuries to occupants or firefighters, occupants are displaced and being assisted by @VARedCross. Fire is under investigation but does not appear suspicious. pic.twitter.com/S0JiYwFI7S

    — Hampton VA Fire (@HamptonVAFire) November 10, 2019

    The fire remains under investigation at this time but does not appear to be suspicious.

    Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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    Conditions That May Cause Memory Loss In Elderly People

    Increasing your memory capacity can have many benefits in life, especially at work or at school. Surprisingly, it’s possible to improve your brain’s capacity to remember things. If you follow these simple tips in this article, you will be able to increase memory and brain function and be able to remember things better than ever before.

    If you want to increase your memory skills and be able to…

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    Take A Look At These Memory Tips!

    Your memory is extremely important in your daily life, and you would like to know all that you can do to maximize your potential. You want to be able to remember and recall things as efficiently as possible. Use the tips and tricks provided in this article, and you should find success in doing so.

    If you want to have a better long-term memory, then you need to get in the practice of regular…

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    Muscle Building Can Be Easy With The Help Of These Tips

    Building muscles doesn’t happen overnight, but with some hard work and dedication you can create the toned, muscular body you dream of. In order to begin, you need some guidance as to exactly what to do. Read on for some tips to help you build the muscles you’ve always wanted.

    In order to build proper muscle, it is very important that you eat an appropriate diet. Your body needs the proper…

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    Herbal Remedies That Can Help Increase Your Memory

    A good memory is an incredibly useful tool. Being able to recall facts or figures at a moment’s notice can come in handy on a regular basis. But how can you obtain a razor sharp memory? This article will give you some tips on what you can do to boost your memory.

    To improve your memory, try to focus your attention on something by removing anything that can distract you from the task at hand. When…

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    Great Tips For Packing On Some Muscle

    Muscle building can be used to achieve health and strength or to attain a Hollywood physique. What ever the motivations for your interest in body building, you will need to learn how to do it properly for maximum benefit of your time and efforts. Keep reading for expert advice on how to go about muscle building the right way.

    Are you trying to add muscle mass to your body? If you are eating…

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    Search Below For The Best Tips About Muscle Building

    Nobody wants to be overly skinny or overweight. If you find yourself in one of these categories, you may want to consider developing a muscle building routine. If you can develop a productive routine, you can say goodbye to your old body and hello to the new and improved you.

    Warming up and stretching is essential to developing your muscles. As you build muscle and get stronger, you can actually…

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    Learning About Nutrition Can Protect Your Health

    When it comes time for you to make a change to your diet, you may wonder where to begin, as there are so many things to consider when trying to obtain the proper nutrients everyday. The tips in this article can provide you with what you need to know to start improving your diet.

    Be aware of how many nutrients are lost in the processing of your food. A whole-grain wheat bread is a much better…

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    You Can Learn To Eat Right And Live Long

    Losing weight might seem like an ever-elusive goal, especially with all of the conflicting information out there. New fad diets and workouts show up every year and who even knows which one to choose? When you’re not sure where to start, sometimes, the easiest thing to do is to keep it simple. Try easing the following tips into your current routine and you’ll be on your way to a more fit and…

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    Healthy Eating Tips For Maximizing Your Nutritional Intake

    Proper nutrition is one of the most important parts of taking care of yourself. Make the effort to find out what nutrients are needed by your body. Though many of us are similar, each of us processes nutrients differently. You have to understand your own needs. These tips can help you to narrow down the vitamins that you require. Have fun with this info.

    Getting your kids to eat vegetables can be…

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    FULTON, Ark. (KTAL) – On Saturday, a bridge crossing interstate-30 in Hempstead county was dedicated to Maleah Davis, the 4-year-old whose remains were found near exit 18 in May. 

    The former Red Lake Bridge will now be remembered as the Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge.

    Maleah went missing from her Houston home on May 4, 2019 and investigators found her body in Hempstead County on May 31, 2019.

    Several officers who worked the investigation were in attendance along with members of the community. Officials said this story will never be forgotten.

    “Closure helps and we hope that everybody that passes this spot will look at this sign and say there’s an angel on this bridge or right near to this bridge near and dear to us, ” Hempstead County Sheriff James A. Singleton said.

    Singleton said he expected more people to come out today,  but was grateful for those who came to witness the revealing of not one, but two signs on the bridge.

    “The crowd that did come I think expressed their love. the citizens of Hempstead County that did show up I appreciate them very much. Whether one showed up or a thousand showed up, we were going to honor Maleah today and we did so,” Singleton said.

    In honor of Maleah,  Singleton brought all the children attending the ceremony to the podium to sing “Jesus Loves Me” as a blessing to protect the other kids of Hempstead County.

    The Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge crosses interstate 30 in Hempstead County Arkansas.

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    Scientists on the research vessel Akademik Fedorov spent a week or so setting up a network of scientific monitoring equipment up to about 25 miles from the MOSAiC ship.

    Scientists have frozen their ship to an ice floe to study the causes and consequences of diminishing Arctic ice, in the hopes of improving how the Arctic is represented in climate models.

    (Image credit: Ravenna Koenig/NPR)

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    The planet Mercury is seen in silhouette, lower left, as it transits across the face of the sun on May 9, 2016. Another transit of Mercury — the last one for 30 years — will take place Monday.

    Monday morning, the solar system's innermost planet will begin a 5.5-hour march across the disc of the sun. All you need to see it are clear skies and access to a telescope with a sun filter.

    (Image credit: Bill Ingalls/AP)

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    Pack goat breeder Ann Summerton on a trail in Montana

    Hikers and hunters have long relied on horses, mules and llamas to carry gear on long backcountry trips. Now, many are getting into goats. Many say they're superior, but critics see risks to wildlife.

    (Image credit: Nick Mott/Montana Public Radio)

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    President Trump smiles behind Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin during a rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4. Both Trump and Bevin have made unsubstantiated claims about election fraud.

    Elections specialists worry that politicians' scurrilous claims about voter fraud — when it seldom has a decisive effect on outcomes — erode confidence in democracy.

    (Image credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images)

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    Howard Weistling created his comic book A Western out of cigarette wrappers and flattened soup cans while he was a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II.

    Howard Weistling dreamed of becoming a great comic strip artist, but he felt compelled to enlist in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He eventually created a comic while a prisoner of war in Germany.

    (Image credit: Morgan Weistling/Morgan Weistling)

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    Flanked by Buddhist monks, the Dalai Lama, 84, greets visitors in September at a prayer ceremony at his monastery in Dharamsala, India.

    "The Dalai Lama's reincarnation is a civilizational struggle between China and Tibetans over who controls Tibetan Buddhism," says Amitabh Mathur, a former Indian government adviser on Tibetan affairs.

    (Image credit: NPR Photos)

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    An artistic rendering of the retreat of Hernán Cortés from Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital, in 1520. The Spanish conquistador led an expedition to present-day Mexico, landing in 1519. Although the Spanish forces numbered some 500 men, they managed to capture Aztec Emperor Montezuma II. The city later revolted, forcing Cortés and his men to retreat.

    The meeting of Aztec Emperor Montezuma II and Hernán Cortés and the events that followed weigh heavily in Mexico half a millennium later.

    (Image credit: Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)

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    YORK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY)– The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s office helped a local four-year-old have a birthday he won’t soon forget!

    Courtesy Jen Gallagher Coultas

    On September 14, Jen Gallagher Coultas inquired on the York County 411 Facebook page asking “Does anyone know of a program or a way to have a police officer come with a car to a child’s birthday party for 15-20 minutes and do a demo of the car (lights, siren, etc) and maybe let the kids get a photo in the car?”

    The post went on to explain that her son was turning four years old in November and that he wants to be a police officer. The mom asked if it was allowed for an off duty officer to show up at her son’s party.

    Sergeant Eric Hart responded to the post saying he’d love to come out.

    On Saturday, the mom posted to the same Facebook page detailing how Sergeant Eric Hart along with other members of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office showed up “BIG TIME” for her son’s birthday party.

    Courtesy Jen Gallagher Coultas

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    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A 7-Eleven located in 1400 block of West Queen Street was robbed Saturday night, Hampton Police say.

    A press release from Hampton Police said that around 10:04 p.m., Public Safety Communications received a call in reference to a business that had just been robbed.

    An investigation revealed that a man of unknown race wearing a dark hoodie and a red ski mask entered the store, showed a firearm and demanded money.

    The suspect ran from the store headed east on West Queen Street after taking the money.

    A photo of the suspect is not available at this time, police say.

    Hampton Police encourage anyone with information on this robbery to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757–727–6111 or the Crime Line at 1–888-LOCK-U-UP.

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    Evo Morales, Bolivia

    The announcement comes after an audit found "clear manipulation" of a computer system, which affected the final count of October's vote. Unrest prompted by fraud allegations has led to three deaths.

    (Image credit: Marcelo Perez del Carpio/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police said a driver attempting to leave during a traffic stop ran over a trooper’s foot Saturday night in Richmond’s Northside.

    Officers responded to the incident on Chatham Road around 10 p.m.

    The trooper received medical care at the scene and they were not injured, VSP said.

    Stay with 8News for updates.

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    Anti-government protesters set fire and close streets during ongoing protests in Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday.

    Since the clashes started last month, more than 300 protesters have been killed and 15,000 others wounded. Protesters demand overhauls to the country's political system and an end to corruption.

    (Image credit: Hadi Mizban/AP)

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    HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Police is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect in connection to a robbery that happened Saturday evening.

    Hampton Police said Public Safety Communications received a call just before 4:30 p.m. in regards to a robbery at the Virginia ABC Store located in the 200 block of Nickerson Boulevard.

    Police said the suspect, a black male, ran from the area after getting money from the store. The suspect was last seen wearing a black ski mask, a dark blue zip-up sweatshirt, black pants, and white tennis shoes.

    Courtesy Hampton PD

    If you or anyone you know has information that will assist police, they are encouraged to contact the Hampton Police Division at 757-727-6111 or the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.

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    SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WATE) – Back in 2010 the third battalion fifth Marines were conducting operations in Afghanistan for Operation Freedom. Just one month into their tour, the Marines were attacked. Twenty-five were killed and 200 more wounded.

    Alec Catherwood was one of those marines that lost his life that day. Since then his mother Gretchen Catherwood has been on a mission of her own. That mission is to create a safe space for combat veterans once they come home.

    Marine veteran who passed away in 2010

    “Just a place for them to come together and hang out and communicate with other veterans who have been where they’ve been,” said Gretchen Catherwood, the founder of Darkhorse Lodge in Springfield, Tennessee.

    Catherwood broke ground on the lodge back in 2016. Operating on donations alone, the organization has raised more than $700,000. Now the walls are up and the electrical is in, but there is still a lot more work to be done.

    “We’re not giving up, we will keep going until the first guest walks through the door,” she said.

    Once the lodge is open the veterans who risked it all will have a safe place to call their own and get the VIP treatment they deserve. ” This is for active duty veterans and veterans who are no longers serving but if they’re a combat veteran they are welcome to a five to six-day stay free of charge,” said Catherwood.

    Veterans will not only have a free place to stay at the lodge they will also enjoy fishing trips and wood-working classes as well as other activities.

    If you would like to donate to Darkhorse Lodge, click here.

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    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – Chesapeake firefighters responded to the 300 block of S. George Washington Highway for a structure fire.

    Dispatchers say the call came in around 5 pm. on Sunday.

    According to the Fire Department’s Public Information Officer Lt. Warren, the structure was a shed and greenhouse combination.

    The fire has been put out at this time and appears to have been accidental.

    Officials closed S. George Washington Highway in both directions at Prescott Circle.

    The roads are now reopened to traffic.

    No injuries were reported.

    Working incident- Structure fire- 300 block of George Washington Hwy South.

    — Chesapeake Fire Dept (@ChesapeakeFire) November 10, 2019

    Stay with WAVY.com for updates.

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    Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. has listed the anonymous whistleblower on a list of witnesses Republicans will like to call as part of the impeachment inquiry.

    House Republicans want the anonymous wistleblower to appear in-person, but they have not responded to an offer to have the unnamed individual answer written questions under oath.

    (Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP)

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    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Sunday was a historic day for Court Street Baptist Church in Portsmouth. The congregation celebrated two-hundred and thirty years.

    The historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources sits near the corner of Court and Queen Streets. 

    The pastor of the church Dr. Wilbur Kersey says the marker tells the story of the church, which traces back to 1789.

    He says the marker reads Court Street Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist Church in Portsmouth and Norfolk.

    Dr Kersey has worked hard to get the historical marker for the church.

    “Its very strenuous its a shortened version of a dissertation or a thesis I mean really you have got to document with original sources you cannot just have second-hand information, and the committee does a magnificent job they review carefully and make changes which are most appropriate and I’m impressed with what they do as well as the baptist historical society at the university if Richmond.”

    Dr. Wilbur Kersey, Pastor of Court Street Baptist Church

    Also as a surprise to Dr. Kersey and his family, new wording was unveiled on the court street academy building, displaying both the pastor and his wife’s name.

    Dr. Kersey has been the pastor at the church for sixty years. He says it’s been a privilege to teach and worship in the same church for so long.

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