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Cheat Sheet: March 20, 2013

Serial arsonist targets Va.’s Eastern Shore

After more than 70 cases of arson, Accomack County has begun posting signs for a $25,000 reward for anyone with information on who the fire-setters could be. According to police, many of the locations that have been set on fire are located near escape routes, spanning over a 450-square-mile area in this Eastern Virginia town. While residents struggle to find the person(s) responsible, about 700 buildings remain abandoned in the county. (Source)

VDOT now in charge of fixing potholes

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced Wednesday that they will take over the major interstates in Hampton Roads until the problems with potholes are resolved. Vehicles driving on Interstates 264 and 64 in Hampton Roads were reported as being damaged by the potholes, and VDOT Commissioner Greg Whirley announced that VDOT would be “bidding a contract this summer to repave 264, taking it from 9 inches thickness to 13 inches." (Source)

Some Franklin residents outraged over high electric bills

Residents in Franklin Country received shocking electric bills that were reported to be hundreds of dollars more than usual. The company in charge of the City of Franklin’s electricity is Dominion Power. According to WVEC-13 News, “concerned citizens will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Franklin Sportsman Association.” (Source)

Obama vows Israeli friendship on first visit as president

During his visit to Isreal, President Barack Obama announced “that in this work Israel will have no greater friend than the United States,” in regards to plans to prevent Iran from creating any nuclear weapons. The trip to Ireal was the first in the president’s two terms, and he will visit Palestine on Thursday to meet with President Mahmoud Abbas to discuss possible topics such as Syria and Iran’s nuclear plans. (Source)


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