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John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.

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Virginia Tech Student Charged With Murder

Blacksburg Police have charged a second Virginia Tech student in connection to the death of a 13-year-old girl from Blacksburg.

The body of Nicole Madison Lovell was found on Saturday in Surry County, North Carolina, just over the border from Virginia.

A Virginia Tech engineering student, David Eisenhauer, is charged with first degree murder and abduction.

Yesterday (1/31), Blacksburg Police Lt. Mike Albert told the media the 18 year old was “acquainted” with Lovell before she disappeared on Wednesday.

Software Maker Opening in Richmond – Expanding in Arlington

A New Jersey based computer software manufacturer and vendor is expanding in Virginia. AvePoint says it will spend a million and a half dollars to add 55 new jobs in Arlington County and open an office creating 100 jobs in Richmond.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe said this morning (1/29) that Virginia was competing with Atlanta for the projects.

VCU Releases Commonwealth Poll on Public Safety

The VCU Center for Public Policy has, for the first time,  released a Commonwealth Public Opinion Poll on public safety. Among the questions, should parole be reinstated in Virginia?

Dr. Robyn McDougal is director of the Office of Public Policy Outreach.

The poll asked if individuals with a protective order in place should be allowed to buy a gun.

And in a response to a question about marijuana 70% of respondents, she said, support legalization for personal use.

Search Continues for Missing Amelia Woman

Dana William, the man Amelia Sheriff’s Department investigators have been looking for since last Thursday (1/21) was found Wednesday morning in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. According to U.S. Marshals, William shot himself in the head when they tried to arrest him and was, at last report, in critical condition.

His former Mother in law, 67-year-old Olene Brooks, was not with him.

William is accused of abducting her and murdering her husband after holding other family members hostage.

Grant Supports 2 Smart Beginnings Partnerships

The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has presented grants to 2 of the 18 Smart Beginnings partnerships established statewide to prepare young children to be healthy and ready to start school and succeed in life.

A $180,000 three year grant went to Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond. A second grant of $450,000 went to Smart Beginnings Southwest Virginia.

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Family Medicine Clinic Expanding in Clarksville

Sentara Clarksville Family Medicine, Route 15 south, is planning a major expansion. The $1.7 million dollar project will add 12 exam rooms.

There are currently three primary providers at the practice. The additional space will make it possible for specialists to rotate in and out.

Forty-two parking spaces will be added to the parking lot.

Sentara Halifax Regional President Chris Lumsden told the Mecklenburg Sun the hope is to complete the expansion late this year and continue to add services in the Clarksville area.