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Police Using New Tactic to Issue Texting While Driving Tickets

Updated: 10/02/2014 - Va. State Police is using a system where troopers in an unmarked vehicle will find a person texting behind the wheel and take their picture. They then pass information on to a uniformed officer who will make a stop and issue the ticket.

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Salvation Army Seeking Volunteers for Angel Tree Program

Updated: 10/02/2014 - The Salvation Army is asking for the public's help this month for their annual Angel Tree program. Volunteers will be needed at the Salvation Army on Ridge St. from 8:45am-noon and 1pm-4:30pm from Oct. 6th-0th, and from 8:45am-12:30pm on Oct. 11th.

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UN: Air Travel from Ebola Nations Should Continue

Posted: 10/02/2014 - The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue despite the first reported case in the U.S.

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Government Mulls Unique Use for Extra Nuclear Warheads

Posted: 10/02/2014 - According to an April report from the Government Accountability Office to the Senate, several U.S. agencies are looking at retaining nuclear warheads no longer needed for national defense as a possible weapon against incoming asteroids.

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Report: Americans More Depressed Now than Decades Ago

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Researchers examined data from 6.9 million teens and adults in the U.S., and found that contemporary Americans report more symptoms of depression that affect the body, such as trouble sleeping and concentrating, than people typically did in the 1980s.

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UPDATED: Search Continues Along Rt. 20 for Hannah Graham

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Crews are focusing on the Route 20 corridor in Albemarle County in their search for Hannah Graham. They've got K-9 units, law enforcement from other areas and the State Police helicopter is on stand-by.

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Police Using Drone in Search for Hannah Graham

Updated: 10/01/2014 - Wednesday, Albemarle County Police deployed a drone in the search for missing UVa. student Hannah Graham. This marks the first time in Virginia that a drone is being used by law enforcement.

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PVCC: Jesse Matthew was Part-Time Student at College

Updated: 10/01/2014 - The president of Piedmont Virginia Community College is confirming that Jesse Matthew Jr. was a part-time student enrolled at the college. Matthew is charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case of missing 18-year-old Hannah Elizabeth Graham.

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UVa. Releases Crime Data for 2013

Updated: 10/01/2014 - The University of Virginia has release its crime data for 2013. The numbers are based on crimes that were directly reported to the University Police.

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Judge: No Obamacare Subsidies Through Federal Insurance Marketplace

Posted: 10/01/2014 - The Affordable Care Act suffered a fresh legal setback on Wednesday, when a federal judge ruled that the federal government could not provide insurance subsidies to customers in states that declined to set up their own marketplaces under the federal health care law.

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Report: ISIS Strikes Squeeze Pentagon Budget

Posted: 10/01/2014 - U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) could cost tens of billions of dollars, straining the Defense Department's budget as it still adjusts to mandatory budget cuts put in place in late 2011.

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