NWS confirms at least 9 tornadoes touched down in Virginia

The National Weather Service has confirmed several tornadoes that touched down in Virginia during Friday’s severe weather.

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Along with civilian motorists, the officers worked to free those trapped inside the vehicles.

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Schools, businesses heed warnings, close early

School buses arrived at Bellwood Elementary at 12:45 p.m. Friday, three hours early and just before a round of heavy rain.
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  Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of landfall in Florida

Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record.

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Virginia State Police remind drivers to be alert during severe weather

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Single-vehicle accident knocks down power lines in Hopewell

Possible tornado touches down near Smith Mountain Lake

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The legal threat to President Donald Trump that seemed so dangerous upon Mueller's appointment in May 2017 has waned. The aftershocks from the Mueller report released Thursday will help shape the next two years of Trump's administration.

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Will Wade has been reinstated as head coach for LSU’s basketball team after being suspended indefinitely for declining to meet with school officials regarding his involvement in an FBI investigation.

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