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Lawsuit Seeks Billions for Va. Gas Drilling

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Landowners in southwest Virginia have been cheated out of billions of dollars by two energy companies that drilled for natural gas on their land without compensating them, attorneys for the property owners allege.

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6 More Charged in Dump Squad Gang Probe in Va.

Posted: 06/18/2010 - Six more people face charges in an investigation of a gang that authorities say controlled neighborhoods in Newport News through violence and intimidation.

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Student Hacks Va. School Database

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Virginia Beach school officials are notifying parents that a high school student was able to access names, addresses and Social Security number of students at 22 schools.

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Funding Approved for JMU Wind Power Research Facility

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling has announced $800,000 in funding for a wind training and testing facility at James Madison University. Bolling announced the funding Thursday during his keynote address at the State Wind Energy Symposium.

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City Officials Debut New, Green Transit Center

Updated: 06/17/2010 - Officials held a ribbon cutting Thursday morning for a new area transit center, an operations and maintenance facility on Avon Street in Downtown Charlottesville. The building will allow the bus fleet to grow when the community is ready to expand transit.

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Va. Film Festival Seeks Entries

Posted: 06/17/2010 - The Virginia Film Festival is inviting filmmakers from the state, region and the world to submit features, documentaries and short films for the November event, which will be held in Charlottesville.

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Artisans to Reproduce Revolutionary War Cannon

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Officials at Colonial Williamsburg say artisans will use a brick casting furnace to turn nearly 700 pounds of molten bronze into a reproduction of a Revolutionary War cannon used by British infantry originally produced between 1776 and 1778.

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Va. Funeral Home Accused, Fined in Arlington Cemetery Burial Problems

Posted: 06/17/2010 - A Virginia funeral home accused of mishandling bodies awaiting burial at Arlington National Cemetery has been fined $50,000. A former employee had accused the Falls Church funeral home of storing bodies in hallways and on unrefrigerated storage racks in a garage.

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Richmond Man Falls From Roof During Alleged Stunt

Posted: 06/17/2010 - Police say a 21-year-old man in Richmond was gravely wounded in a fall from the roof of a three-story apartment building in what authorities call an alcohol-fueled stunt.

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Police Investigating Office Building Break-ins

Posted: 06/16/2010 - Police are investigating the possibility that fake ID badges are behind a string of recent unsolved office burglaries in Arlington. Authorities say they believe the suspects are posing as office workers by donning illegitimate identification.

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Some Va. ABC Stores Open for July Fourth

Posted: 06/16/2010 - The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control says stores that are normally open on Sundays will be open on July Fourth from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Of the 330 ABC stores statewide, about 130 are open on Sundays.

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Group Says Stimulus Gave Virginians $3 Billion

Posted: 06/16/2010 - The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, a progressive Richmond think tank, says Virginians have received about $3 billion as a result of the federal stimulus package.

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11 Students Injured in Va. School Bus Wreck

Updated: 06/16/2010 - Police are investigating a school bus wreck Wednesday morning in Chesapeake that injured 11 students and the driver. The bus hit a ditch and tipped onto its side.

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Deck of Cards Features Unsolved Va. Slayings

Updated: 06/16/2010 - The "Hampton Roads Crime Line Cold Cases" deck of cards features a photo and description of 52 unsolved crimes from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg. The cards are being distributed in prisons and jails in an effort to find leads.

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Judge: No Reduced Sentence in Va. Tech Decapitation

Posted: 06/16/2010 - A judge is refusing to reduce the sentence for a former Virginia Tech graduate student who admitted to decapitating a classmate. Haiyang Zhu (HY'-yuhng JOO) was sentenced in April to to life without parole.

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