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Going to bed earlier protects teenagers against depression and suicidal thoughts, New York research suggests.Of 15,500 12 to 18-year-olds studied, those who went to bed after midnight were 24% more likely to have depression than those who went before 2200. And those who slept fewer than five hours a night had a 71% higher risk […]

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A guilty verdict Wednesday night in a Richmond murder trial but the jury says it wasn’t a case of murder. Instead, the jury convicted 25-year-old Eric Driver of voluntary manslaughter in the April 2009 death of a suspected thief. The sentencing verdict is “no fine, no time.” Eric Driver will not have to serve a […]

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Via:  NBC12.com Parents hoping to send their kids to the Maggie Walker Governor’s School need to be aware of a new admission policy in Henrico County. In previous years, the school system chose students based on who had the top composite scores across the county. Next year, officials say they’ll take one top student from […]

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RICHMOND – Do you need a cell phone, but a monthly plan just isn’t in the budget? You may be in luck thanks to a new program that launched this week. More than 600,000 Virginians will soon get their hands on a free cell phone. The mobile carrier Assurance Wireless, a new service of Virgin […]

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Via:  TimesDispatch.com By BILL McKELWAY The Appomattox County sheriff said this morning said that a man suspected of killing eight people at his home was unarmed and wearing a bulletproof vest when he surrendered to two SWAT team members at 7:10 a.m. Christopher B. Speight, 39, “managed to conceal himself overnight in the wooded area” […]

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Via:  TimesDispatch.com By Karin Kapsidelis Photo credits: DEAN HOFFMEYER/TIMES-DISPATCH When the microphone went mute as the soloist sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” not a word was lost as more than 1,000 voices spontaneously joined in to sing the anthem. That note of unity, struck yesterday at the Arthur Ashe Center, was picked up in events across […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com Richmond-area police were asked to be on the lookout this morning for a 2-year-old boy who was kidnapped last night in Roanoke. Authorities issued an Amber Alert early today, and shortly before daybreak, Richmond-area police departments were told that a vehicle believed to have been used in the kidnapping may have been spotted […]

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Imagine eating a scrumptious dinner of pesto-crusted salmon, sweet potato fries, roasted vegetables and chocolate peanut butter balls for dessert. Now – give credit to God for such a yummy meal. With a little rewiring, you can learn to seek out and appreciate these kind of healthy and delicious foods. When it comes to our […]

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*The research, conducted by the Best Christian Workplaces Institute (BCWI), involved 6,700 employees in 62 organizations across North America to identify great workplaces with a Christian mission and/or values. The 2010 Certified Best Christian Workplaces in the US include: Apartment Life – Hurst, TX Christian Heritage Academy – Northfield, IL Church Web Works – Renton, […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com Photo courtesy of: JORGE CRUZ/AP A Richmond woman and her daughter on a mission trip to Haiti escaped injury in yesterday’s earthquake, her husband said today, and the group with which they were traveling is also believed to be safe. Corell Halsey Moore and her daughter, Ali Halsey, a University of Virginia student, […]

I made an amazing discovery over the last weekend.  I had bought some green leaf lettuce and put it in the fridge.  I had bought some of the bagged salad fixings, so I hadn’t opened the green leaf.  Well, when I went to open the bag of lettuce, I found that the leaves had wilted.  […]

Via:  TimesDispatch.com Two Richmond employees rescued a man after he fell into the chilly Swan Lake at Byrd Park, authorities said. The man, who was not identified, was using a walker to walk around the lake for exercise shortly after noon today when the walker “tipped” and he fell into about 3 feet of water, […]