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Jul 11, 201212:20 PM

Cheat Sheet: July 11, 2012

James City County man hit by train

A 22-year-old man was hit by a train in James City County early this morning. Police believe the man had been drinking and passed out on the tracks. A CSX train struck the man near the 1600 block of Richmond Rd. The crash severely injured the man’s leg; however, he was able to call 911 himself. He has since been transported to the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond for treatment. (Source)

Chesapeake city council sets and raises tolls

Make sure you keep some spare change in your car if you are planning a drive through Chesapeake. On Tuesday, the city council set the toll rate for Dominion Blvd./Steel Bridge and unanimously approved of increasing toll rates for the Chesapeake Expressway. The new toll rates will take effect in 2016. The council believes that the money generated from these tolls will fund road expansions and cut back on congestion along Dominion Blvd. (Source)

Portsmouth Council welcomes Chick-fil-A

Residents of Portsmouth will be eating more chicken and waffle fries once the new Chick-fil-A comes to town. On Tuesday, the Portsmouth council granted a use permit to the popular fast food chain. The restaurant is reported to be individually owned and operated. No date has been set for the grand opening. (Source)

House votes today to repeal health-care reform law

House Republicans are vowing to repeal President Obama’s healthcare legislation, despite the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the healthcare reform law. To date, the House has voted 32 times to scrap all or part of the law. Today will mark vote number 33 to repeal the entire legislation. Republicans say they will continue to fight healthcare reform, even if President Obama will not sign it into law. (Source)

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