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5:36 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Vanishing Way of Life on the Eastern Shore

Much is made of Maryland's Eastern Shore... but what about our own Eastern Shore, right here in Virginia?

As Rebecca Sheir  tells us, the area has a rich and storied past... especially when it comes to a special chain of islands between the Virginia peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean.

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First Patient in a New Study
5:24 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Drug Company Will Provide Experimental Medication

Josh Hardy/Family Photo

It's not often that the public hears of a positive outcome from a mass social media movement, but a Fredericksburg boy battling cancer has been given a second chance after his community issued a call for help. 

Josh Hardy's school principal describes how their community rallied to support the family and convince a pharmaceutical company to answer that call.
 

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Law & Crime
1:02 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Virginia Police Departments Test E-Traffic Tickets

Credit photo by Beverly Amsler

The latest law enforcement tool isn’t a gun or bullet-proof vest but an on-board electronic scanner.  Three Virginia police departments are beta testing the new device. 

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Law & Crime
7:38 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Child Pornography: How is it Investigated?

Fighting the creation and distribution of child pornography is a global battle with a Virginia task force prominent in the field. There is a process of stopping child sexual exploitation.    

On any given day news feeds will include stories of people being arrested on child pornography charges. While child porn existed long before the internet, high-speed global connections have made the distribution of it as easy as watching legal movies or downloading family pictures. 

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Sustainable Agriculture or Seeds of Death?
5:14 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Debate Continues Over Genetically Engineered Food

Genetically Engineered food has become a hot button in this country.  Supporters say cross breeding plants is as old as farming itself. Opponents fear today’s high tech methods have created something that may be dangerous in the long run.

A comment period by USDA ended last week, as scientists and activists continue the debate over the idea of genetically modified crops.

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