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Closing arguments today in McDonnell trial

RICHMOND — An FBI agent testified Thursday that former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife spent many nights together in the governor’s mansion. The testimony was a final effort to undercut the defense argument that the couple’s failing marriage made a conspiracy implausible.

blic corruption trial. They will return this morning for closing arguments before beginning deliberations on 14 charges punishable by up to decades in prison and millions of dollars in fines.

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PHCC going high-tech with welding program

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With welding practitioners in high demand and a need to step in as the workforce ages, instructors at Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) are looking to increase technology in the classroom and explore more options for students.

They are doing that with the addition of virtual welding and robotic welding to the welding shop at PHCC.

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PHCC to receive grant funds
By MICKEY POWELL - Bulletin Staff Writer

Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC) is slated to receive grant funds to carry out a strategy to help low-income students attain their educational goals as well as improve their finances.

PHCC announced Thursday it will be one of 16 community colleges in four states involved in expanding the Working Families Success Network (WFSN). According to its website, the network provides low-income people with support services to boost their financial security and help them find jobs.

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Probe into death goes on

An investigation is continuing after a Collinsville man died Monday following a physical altercation at a Franklin County go-kart track Saturday evening.

According to Franklin County Sheriff’s Lt. Justin Sigmon, an autopsy was performed Thursday on Fred Baxter Lovette, 37, who allegedly was involved in an altercation with an 18-year-old Saturday evening at Providence Raceway on Providence Church Road in Franklin County.

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Obama tamps down prospect of U.S. military action in Syria
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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying “we don’t have a strategy yet” for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.

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