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Va. Jail Settles Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted: 09/17/2010 - The Southwest Virginia Regional Jail Authority has settled a $2 million lawsuit that claimed male employees were disciplined differently than female workers.

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Va. Officer Guilty of Neglecting Dog

Posted: 09/17/2010 - A Clifton Forge police officer convicting of neglecting his dog must perform 24 hours of community service and is forbidden to own animals.

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Report: Abuse of Elderly Increasing in Virginia

Posted: 09/17/2010 - State statistics show reports of abuse of the elderly increased by nine percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30, and by 19 percent over the past three years.

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Va. Senate to Hold 4 Hearings on Redistricting

Posted: 09/17/2010 - In a move to get a jump start on the 2011 redistricting of electoral boundaries, a Senate Privileges and Elections subcommittee will hold four hearings this year.

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Study: Americans Lacking in Knowledge of the Constitution

Updated: 09/16/2010 - On the eve of Constitution Day, the Center for the Constitution at James Madison's Montpelier released the results of its national survey, The State of the Constitution: What Americans Know.

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Va. Police Academy Finances Investigated

Posted: 09/16/2010 - An investigation of the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Academy's bookkeeping is under way after financial concerns prompted the cancellation of some courses.

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Swimming Ban Lifted at Va. Beach

Posted: 09/16/2010 - Health officials say bacteria levels in the water at Huntington Beach in Newport News have dropped to safe levels.

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Traffic Fatalities Down Slightly in 2010

Posted: 09/16/2010 - Preliminary data indicates traffic deaths for 2010 have decreased slightly compared to fatalities for this same time period in 2009.

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Misplaced Bodies Discovered at Arlington National Cemetery

Updated: 09/16/2010 - The Army says two people were buried in the wrong graves at Arlington National Cemetery, as it followed up an investigation into bookkeeping problems and burial mix-ups at one of the nation's most hallowed sites.

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Virginia Struggles to Retain its Doctors

Updated: 09/16/2010 - A recent study found Virginia retains only 35 percent of its medical school graduates and ranks 31st among other states in retaining doctors.

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Mammoth Skeleton Found at Va. Dig Site

Posted: 09/16/2010 - A mammoth skeleton is among the finds the director of East Tennessee State University's paleontology center unearthed during a summer of Ice Age excavations in Saltville, Virginia.

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Search Dog Finds Missing Hiker in Shenandoah Valley

Updated: 09/15/2010 - Saibra, a four-year-old search dog from Blue and Gray Search and Rescue in Harrisonburg, was recently put the test. She and her handler were called to Roanoke to find a missing hiker on Poor Mountain.

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98 Percent of Virginia Schools Meet SOL Standards

Posted: 09/15/2010 - Ninety-eight percent of Virginia’s public schools are fully accredited and meeting current state standards for achievement in English, mathematics, history and science based on 2009-2010 assessment results.

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Va. Murder Linked to Rage Over Speed Bump

Updated: 09/14/2010 - A long-running dispute over installation of a speed bump in a residential neighborhood fueled a confrontation that resulted in murder charges against a Fairfax County man.

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