Food Stamps Reduction

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Today, people on Food Stamps will see a reduction in benefits. For a family of four on the maximum allowed benefits--that's 36 dollars less per month. Today, The SNAP Program runs out of money from The 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  The cuts impact 47 million Americans--including 22 million children on Food Stamps and nine million elderly or disabled adults. President Obama has promised to negotiate more funding with Congress-- but right now--negotiating with Congress seems unlikely.

New this morning,  a Fredericksburg man is in custody, accused of shooting one of his neighbors. He surrendered after a six-hour standoff with police. We have the latest details.

Family and friends of a New Kent High School student prepare to remember him in a memorial service set for tomorrow at New Kent High School. Jacob Vick died earlier this week during football practice.

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