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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - WDBJ-TV has observed a moment of silence on air for its two journalists who were killed in a shooting during a live interview.

The station marked the moment of silence at 6:45 a.m. Thursday. At that time Wednesday, reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former employee of the Virginia TV station.

During the moment of silence, WDBJ showed photos of the two victims during the live broadcast of its "Mornin"' show.

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Beware of traffic between Camden Avenue and College Avenue as well as Pine Bluff Road today as around 12-hundred students along with their parents flood the campus of Salisbury University.

The Salisbury University Police warn motorists that this is Move-In Day as the academic term gets underway.

The non-University traffic coming from the Fruitland and Eden areas on Camden Avenue will be rerouted onto route 13 at Dogwood Drive.  

If you’re near the intersection of Camden and College Avenues southbound traffic will also be rerouted to Route 13.

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The number of first time freshman and transfer students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore is already nearly 12-hundred.

And that is expected to spike with more students arriving to register for classes.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that total undergraduate and graduate enroll is expected to top 35-hundred this year.

UMES President Julliette Bell was out among the students yesterday as they swarmed across the campus getting their bearings.

 

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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA is preparing to begin construction of a new $6 million fire station on Wallops Island.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday.

The space agency says the 16,900 square-foot facility is expected to be completed in late summer 2016. It will be located on the island's north end. The existing fire station is located on the island's south end.

NASA says the new station will reduce response time to facilities on the north end.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The head of Maryland's corrections department says more than 253 department employees have been arrested since January 2013, and more than 200 of them are still employed.

Stephen Moyer told state officials Wednesday the department lacks administrative measures needed to prevent people with some "pretty outrageous" charges from working in the department, which has about 11,000 employees.

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers and officials are discussing whether the annual state budget passed by the General Assembly should require more than a simple majority of votes for passage.

Thursday's meeting stems from a resolution passed by lawmakers on the final night of this year's session.

The resolution, sponsored by Republican Sen. Colin Bonini, notes that the budget bill has been treated as needing only a simple majority, even though the state constitution requires a three-fourths vote to appropriate public money to any corporation.

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The Delaware Chapter of the Association of Building Contractors is objecting to a requirement that they have apprenticeship programs before they can bid on New Castle County government projects.

The group filed suit earlier this month seeking a legal judgment against the rules that require companies with a contract of more than $100-thousand to have such a state approved program.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the requirement was approved in 2008 with high praise from state union leaders.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to host a fundraiser for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's presidential bid.

It's set for Thursday afternoon at an Annapolis hotel.

Hogan, a Republican, endorsed Christie's run for the GOP nomination for president last month.

Christie campaigned for Hogan in Maryland last year in his campaign for governor.

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - Health officials say the first case of West Nile virus has been reported in Baltimore County.

The Baltimore County Department of Health said in a news release Wednesday that the person infected with the mosquito-borne virus died on Monday from causes not related to West Nile.

WDBJ-TV

The suspect in an on-air shooting at WDBJ-TV has has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a high speed chase down Interstate 64.

He has been identified by authorities as Vester Lee Flanagan a former report who was known professionally as Bryce Williams

Authorities say he died at around 1:30 p.m. around seven hours after shooting and killing two of his former colleagues.

Becky Coyner with dispatch and records at the Augusta County Sheriff's Office said that 41-year-old Flanagan was from Roanoke.

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