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Groups Ask for Permanent Halt to Offshore Drilling

Posted: 07/01/2010 - Nearly 30 environmental groups along the East Coast are asking the Obama administration to permanently halt plans for oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic and Gulf regions.

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$25M Lawsuit Filed Over 2008 Va. Shooting Rampage

Posted: 07/01/2010 - A $25 million wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in connection with a 2008 shooting rampage in Wythe County that left one man dead and two other people injured.

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9-year-old Boy Drowns in Shenandoah River

Updated: 04/18/2011 - A nine-year-old boy from West Virginia is dead after drowning in the Shenandoah River yesterday afternoon. Rescue crews worked through the night to recover the body and concerned family stayed there the whole time.

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UVa Projects 4 Percent K-12 Growth

Posted: 06/30/2010 - The number of students in Virginia's public schools is expected to grow by 4% over the next five years, mostly in northern Virginia, and many other school divisions will see decreases in enrollment.

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Va. Prisoners Held in Isolation for Refusing to Cut their Hair

Posted: 06/30/2010 - Nearly 50 Virginia prisoners are being held in perpetual isolation because they refuse to cut their hair. Some Rastafarian inmates have been in segregation for ten years for ignoring the state's grooming policy.

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Fatal Va. Police Shooting Justified by Court

Updated: 06/30/2010 - A prosecutor says law enforcement officers followed proper procedures when they fatally shot a Pagan's Motorcycle Club member during a raid in Dinwiddie County.

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Innocence Claim Rejected in Navy SEALS Killing

Posted: 06/30/2010 - The Virginia Court of Appeals rejected a former Navy SEAL trainee's claim of innocence in the abduction and murder of a Georgia college student Tuesday, ruling that another man's confession failed to prove that Dustin Turner was not also involved.

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Police Search for Waynesboro Stabbing Suspect

Posted: 06/29/2010 - The Waynesboro Police Department is looking for a man who it believes stabbed another man to death over the weekend. Police say he is considered armed and dangerous and they believe he is trying to leave the commonwealth.

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Gov. McDonnell Supports Tolls on I-95

Updated: 06/29/2010 - The Virginia Department of Transportation has identified dozens of Interstate 95 improvements that would be funded with revenue from a proposed toll supported by Gov. Bob McDonnell. VDOT estimates the tolls could generate $30 million to $60 million annually.

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AAA Expects Increase in Va. July 4 Travelers

Posted: 06/29/2010 - AAA Mid-Atlantic today projects the number of Virginians traveling this Fourth of July holiday weekend will increase 19.3 percent from 2009, with close to 970,650 Virginians taking a trip at least 50 miles away from home.

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Va. Woman Dead Before Car Crash; Police Investigate

Posted: 06/29/2010 - Authorities have identified a 19-year-old woman they say died a suspicious death in a car crash in Virginia. Fairfax County police identified the woman as northern Virginia native Vanessa Pham. Authorities also confirmed she was dead before the crash.

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Police Probe Targets Va. Sheriff's Office

Posted: 06/29/2010 - The Virginia State Police will investigate the role of a former volunteer aide who's a convicted felon in criminal investigations conducted by the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office.

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Va. "Ghost Fleet" Needs New Power Supply

Posted: 06/29/2010 - The federal government is paying a Virginia company to rebuild an electric system that supplies power to the James River Reserve Fleet off of Fort Eustis in Newport News.

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VSP Complete Probe of Fatal Shooting

Posted: 06/29/2010 - Virginia State Police say the release of a federal search warrant completes the agency's investigation of the fatal police shooting of a Pagan's Motorcycle Club member during a raid.

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Suspect in Va. Slayings Pleads Guilty

Posted: 06/29/2010 - A suspect in the slayings of three of his neighbors in southwest Virginia has pleaded guilty to federal firearms and drug distribution charges and agreed to a 70-year sentence.

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Richmond Passengers Kept on Plane After Threat

Posted: 06/28/2010 - Passengers on a US Airways flight that landed in Richmond were kept on the plane for more than an hour while authorities investigated an unidentified threat.

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Va. Museum Honors Segregation-era High School

Posted: 06/28/2010 - A new Virginia Beach museum celebrates a high school built for black students during segregation. The Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum opened over the weekend.

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Efforts to Exhume Explorer's Body Rejected

Posted: 06/27/2010 - The National Park Service has rejected the latest efforts to exhume the remains of explorer Meriwether Lewis and investigate his death.

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New Miss Virginia Crowned in Roanoke

Posted: 06/27/2010 - A new "Miss Virginia" was crowned in Roanoke Saturday night. JMU graduate Caitlin Uze wins a $16,500 scholarship and a $500 scholarship for capturing the swimsuit competition.

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50 Dogs Seized from Va. Home

Posted: 06/26/2010 - Animal control officers seized about 50 dogs from a Bristol, Virginia home Saturday, after responding to a call about two stolen Boston terriers. Charges are pending against the owners of the home, who were not identified.

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