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Va. Psychiatric Bed Registry Goes Online

Updated: 03/05/2014 - The Va. Department of Behavioral Health and Development Services says an online statewide psychiatric bed registry went live on Monday. The registry lists available psychiatric beds at private psychiatric hospitals, state facilities and crisis stabilization units.

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VDOF Puts New Firefighting Equipment in the Field

Posted: 03/05/2014 - The Virginia Department of Forestry has added 5 new wildland brush trucks and 4 new tractor/plows with transports to help protect wildland areas throughout the state.

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Big Fine in Coal-Tainted Water Deal

Posted: 03/05/2014 - One of the nation's largest coal producers will pay a $27.5 million fine and spend $200 million to reduce illegal toxic discharges into hundreds of waterways across five Appalachian states, according to a proposed settlement Wednesday.

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Winter Storms Exhausting VDOT's Budget

Updated: 03/05/2014 - All that snow removal is hurting Virginia Department of Transportation’s budget. The cost of all the salt and removal efforts is adding up fast.

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Wintergreen Project Wins Engineering Award

Posted: 03/05/2014 - Wintergreen Resort is getting recognition for a project that more than doubled the Nelson County ski resort's snowmaking capability.

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Rain, Snow Dampen the Rocks Mountain Fire in Shenandoah National Park

Updated: 03/04/2014 - The wintry mix of precipitation is being credited for helping firefighters control the fire at Shenandoah National Park. Before the fire reached containment lines, rain, sleet and snow fell on the Rocks Mountain Fire late Sunday and much of Monday.

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Court Affirms Murder Conviction of UVa. Lacrosse Player

Updated: 03/04/2014 - An appeals court has affirmed the second-degree murder conviction of a former University of Virginia lacrosse player who fatally beat his ex-girlfriend. The Court of Appeals of Virginia rejected George W. Huguely V's appeal in the May 2010 slaying of Yeardley Love.

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UVa. Researchers: 1 in 9 Virginians Born Outside U.S.

Updated: 03/04/2014 - Researchers at the University of Virginia say the Commonwealth's foreign-born population is growing. Additionally, immigrants make up a significant portion of the population in the Charlottesville area.

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VDOT Crews Working to Clear Packed Snow, Ice

Posted: 03/04/2014 - While snow has been plowed from most roads in Central Virginia, officials are reminding drivers that conditions are still slick due to packed snow and overnight refreezing of slush.

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Opening of New Store to Mark 80th ABC Birthday

Posted: 03/04/2014 - The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control will celebrate its 80th birthday with the opening of a store that features a new design that's intended to be more shopper-friendly.

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Report Outlines Impact of National Parks in Virginia

Posted: 03/03/2014 - A new report from the U.S. Department of the Interior says Virginia's national park sites yielded nearly $1 billion in economic benefits with more than 23 million visits in 2012.

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Governor Declares State of Emergency for Winter Storm Response

Updated: 03/03/2014 - Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency, an action that authorizes state agencies to be ready to assist local governments in responding to the snow and ice storm that will affect the state today and into Tuesday.

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Bedford Not Giving Up on Getting Rail Stop

Posted: 03/02/2014 - Bedford county and town officials aren't giving up on their quest to get a stop on a future rail line linking Lynchburg and Roanoke.

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Shenandoah Nat'l Park Fire Grows to 100+ Acres

Updated: 03/01/2014 - A fire on Rocks Mountain in Shenandoah National Park has quickly grown to more than 100 acres. Firefighters are working to stop the fire from spreading outside of the park.

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Report: Settlement in Train Deaths of 2 Va. Teens

Posted: 03/01/2014 - A lawsuit against Norfolk Southern that was headed to trial Monday has been settled with the families of two teenagers who were struck and killed by a train in Montgomery County.

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Winter Ruins Collard Green Crop in Parts of Va.

Posted: 03/01/2014 - A brutal winter that brought record-low temperatures, multiple measurable snowfalls, willful winds and plenty of rain has hurt the collard green crop in many parts of Virginia.

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Va. Man Accused of Tapping Fund for Ill Boy

Posted: 03/01/2014 - A 46-year-old Dinwiddie County man is scheduled for a March 18 court appearance on charges he embezzled more than $100,000 from a trust fund established to defray the medical costs of a 9-year-old boy.

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Va.'s Liberty U Attracting International Students

Posted: 03/01/2014 - The number of international students continues to rise at Liberty University. The Lynchburg university says 8 percent of its students come from Canada and abroad, with many originating from the Far East.

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