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Aug 20, 201204:31 PM

Cheat Sheet: August 18-19--Weekend Roundup

No West Nile virus found in Hampton Roads

Due to last week’s reports of West Nile virus found in the north and southwestern parts of Virginia, the Eastern Region of the state Health Department tested and found no traces of the mosquito-borne illness in the Hampton Roads area. This year, more than 690 cases of the virus have been detected nationwide, the highest number ever recorded since 1999. To lessen the chances of contracting the virus, avoid outdoor activities during dusk and dawn, apply repellent and utilize window screens. (Source)

Cracking down on false IDs in Hampton Roads

Officers at the Hampton Roads Regional Academy for Criminal Justice are routinely updated and trained to identify a false ID. Counterfeit IDs now have the ability to be scanned which leads to more corruption among underage drinking, fraud and credit card theft. Individuals have even begun borrowing IDs because holograms have been incorporated into Virginia’s new driver’s licenses. To combat the issue, off-duty policemen have been hired to patrol parking lots, restaurant owners increased employee training to detect fraud, and signatures may be required when checking identification. (Source)

Babies welcome at movie theaters

Bring Your Baby Matinees is a movie experience that allows parents to bring their babies or chattering children to the movies and leave guilt-free! The event occurs on the first Tuesday of each month and Lynnhaven Mall is one of the participating AMC theaters. In these settings the movie volume is lower, the lights brighter, it’s acceptable to park strollers, breastfeed, and most importantly, babies have free reign to cry. (Source)

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