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Charles Fishburne

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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

Articles by Charles Fishburne

Defense Rests In Peanut Corporation Of America Salmonella Poisoning Case

The defense has rested in the case of a former Virginia peanut company implicated in the deadliest salmonella outbreak in recent US history. The trial is in Georgia, where the plant is located.

Attorneys for three people charged in the salmonella outbreak have rested their cases in just one day after more than five weeks of prosecution.

Bear That Attacked Hiker Still Loose

A West Virginia wildlife official says a bear that attacked a Virginia man might never be captured. Colin Carpenter says the bear is still loose.

She attacked 59-year old Steven Krichbaum of Staunton, who was walking in the George Washington National Forest, when his dog went after her cubs. He was severely injured.

West Virginia regulations require that the bear be euthanized if caught, but officials say that is less likely as time goes on, and she doesn’t have any features to distinguish her from other bears in the wild.

McCain Campaigns For Gillespie In Norfolk

US Senator John McCain campaigned on behalf of Republican US Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie at a campaign event in Norfolk yesterday (9/4). The former Republican presidential nominee and Gillespie appeared at a rally at a Veterans of Foreign War meeting hall, where both criticized President Obama’s foreign policy and said that automatic spending cuts known as sequestration need to come to an end. While Gillespie says the military should not be immune from spending cuts, he said defense spending needs to be budgeted in accordance with national security priories.

Obesity Rates Double In 35 Years…Average American Weighs 24 Pounds More Than In 1960

The Trust survey says the average American is 24 pounds heavier today that in 1960, and obesity rates have doubled in the past 35 years, although the increase seems to be levelling off in Virginia and across the country. It is a disease that will take many resources at every level to control.