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Runway Expansion Underway at CHO

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Plans for expanding the runway by 800 feet are underway at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport.

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Grove St. Development Goes Before Planning Commission

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Officials may approve a big development in Charlottesville at Tuesday night's Planning Commission meeting. A development group is asking the Charlottesville Planning Commission for a special use permit for a large property on Grove Street.

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CavPool Program Aims to Cut Commuter Costs

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Record high gas prices have University of Virginia Parking and Transportation officials starting a new incentive-laden carpooling program. The new program aims to help UVa employees reduce commuting costs by sharing a ride.

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Two Teens Killed in Petersburg Crash

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Two teens were killed after a crash on Defense Road in Petersburg. The teens sped away from a convenience store after a reported case of shoplifting.

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North Anna Drills Prepare Localities for Radiological Emergency

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Tuesday was the first day of a two-day drill at the North Anna Power Station. Emergency departments within 50 miles of the plant participated, coming together to make sure they could protect you in case of a real emergency.

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Virginia Sees Record Highs in Health Care Coverage

Posted: 07/22/2008 - Governor Timothy M. Kaine announced Tuesday that more children and pregnant women are receiving health care coverage through Virginia’s health insurance programs than at any time in the state’s history.

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Four Charged in Weekend Mob Assault

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Culpeper police charged four Stafford County men with assault by mob after a melee erupted in Culpeper, injuring three men.

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Technology Helps Cars to Drive Themselves

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Some experts say, finding a way to make cars drive themselves is actually the best way to prevent accidents. This prompted the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop the Urban Challenge.

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New Drugs Show Promise in Fight to Cure Alzheimer's

Updated: 07/21/2008 - It is estimated some five million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is only expected to increase in the coming years. Researchers across the country are trying to develop drugs to combat the condition, and two experimental vaccines are showing real promise.

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Obama Visits Iraq for First Time in 2008

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Barack Obama landed in Iraq Monday morning, and headed into a flurry of meetings with Iraqi leaders and U.S. forces. He hopes this trip will beef up his foreign policy credentials, but Obama's opponent says, the trip will only prove that Obama was wrong about the war.

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UPDATE: Charlottesville Homicide Suspect Previously Charged with Murder

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Theodore Timberlake, a man who has previously been arrested in Charlottesville and charged with capital murder last year in Buckingham, is facing murder charges for the shooting death of Charlottesville's Joshua Anthony Magruder. Magruder's friends do not know when this senseless violence will end.

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UVa. Grad and Hampton Native Crowned Miss New York

Updated: 07/21/2008 - Miss New York is a Virginian. Leigh-Taylor Smith, who graduated from the University of Virginia graduate and is a native of Hampton, Va. native, was recently crowned.

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Va. Sees Surge in Teen Voter Registration

Posted: 07/21/2008 - The Virginia State Board of Elections says the number of 18- to 25-year-old voters has increased by 10% in the past year. As of last week, there were 569,817 registered voters in that age group.

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