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Va. Man Seeks Dismissal of Brown Univ. Sword Suit

Posted: 03/22/2011 - The attorney for a Virginia man has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Brown University seeking the return of a Civil War-era sword the Ivy League school says was stolen in the 1970s.

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VDOT to Host Meeting on I-64 Transportation Needs

Posted: 03/22/2011 - The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning to host informational meetings about its study of the Interstate 64 corridor from I-95 in Richmond to I-664 in Hampton.

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Belgium-Based Company Setting Up Va. Operation

Posted: 03/22/2011 - A Belgium-based global logistics company is planning to set up a warehousing and distribution operation at the former Ford Motor Co. plant in Norfolk, creating 225 jobs when it is fully staffed.

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Va. Railroad to Pay $58M for Derailment that Killed 9

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Posted: 03/22/2011 - Railroad operator Norfolk Southern says it will record an expense of at least $58 million from a 2005 derailment that led to nine deaths and a massive evacuation in Graniteville, S.C.

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McDonnell Tells Agencies to e-Verify New State Hires

Posted: 03/22/2011 - Virginia state agencies will start vetting the immigration status of job applicants using a free federal database in June, 18 months ahead of schedule, Gov. Bob McDonnell said on Monday.

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UPDATE: Body of Missing Va. Teacher Found in Japan

Updated: 03/22/2011 - The body of a woman from the Richmond area who was teaching English in Japan has been found, according to her family. Taylor Anderson hasn't been accounted for since an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on March 11.

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Exonerated Man Released from Va. Prison

Posted: 03/21/2011 - A Virginia inmate who has served nearly three decades in prison for at least one rape he didn't commit has been released from prison.

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Va. Farm Exports Top $2 Billion in 2010

Posted: 03/21/2011 - Gov. Bob McDonnell announced that, in 2010, despite a worldwide recession and a statewide drought that impacted several key commodities, Virginia exports totaled $2.24 billion.

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Animal Rights Group Fail to Buy Vick's Va. Home

Posted: 03/21/2011 - A Pennsylvania-based animal rights group has failed to raise enough money to buy NFL star Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound and turn it into a rehabilitation center for chained and penned dogs.

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Virginia to Begin Using Familial DNA Searches

Posted: 03/21/2011 - Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday that the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) has developed the capability to perform a technique known as familial DNA searching.

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Va. Retailers Warn Of Higher Cotton Prices

Posted: 03/20/2011 - Virginia store owners say dwindling cotton supplies are driving up prices for items such as jeans, khaki pants, shirts and dresses.

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Police Investigate Va. Woman's Slaying at Yoga Shop

Posted: 03/18/2011 - Montgomery County detectives are reviewing evidence in their investigation into the fatal attack and sexual assault of an employee at an upscale yoga clothing shop in Bethesda.

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Va. Student's Suspension for Oregano Rescinded

Posted: 03/18/2011 - A civil liberties group says Chesapeake school officials have rescinded the ten-day suspension of a student for passing around a plastic bag of oregano at school.

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