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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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Governor McDonnell Heads to Ireland for Family Vacation

Posted: 06/26/2010 - Governor Bob McDonnell and more than 20 family members leave for Ireland on Saturday. The Governor and his family will visit Dublin, Galway and Irish landmarks during their 10-day visit.

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Sarah Palin to Speak at Rally in Norfolk

Updated: 06/27/2010 - Republican favorite Sarah Palin is in Norfolk Sunday, appearing with a once and possibly future candidate for U.S. Senate.

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Oil-skimming Ship Makes Va. Stop

Posted: 06/25/2010 - A ship billed as the world's largest oil-skimming vessel is making a Virginia port-of-call before heading to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Va. Schools Will Not Scrap SOL Tests

Posted: 06/24/2010 - Virginia's Board of Education says it has no plans for the state to scrap its Standards of Learning program for a new common set of national curriculum guidelines.

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Company Recalls Bagged Spinach Sold in Virginia

Updated: 06/24/2010 - Tests by a state agency have prompted the voluntary recall of spinach sold in North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia. Routine tests found Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious ailments in pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems.

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Crews Find Leak During Va. Aquarium Expansion

Updated: 06/24/2010 - Virginia Beach officials and a contractor are looking for the cause of a leak at a $25 million expansion of the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

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Study: Va. Jobs to Require More than High School Education

Posted: 06/24/2010 - A national report suggests that most of Virginia's jobs will require more than a high school education by 2018. Researchers predict that 64 percent of jobs in Virginia will require workers with more than a high school education.

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Va. Man Charged in W.Va. Child's Death

Posted: 06/23/2010 - Court records show a Virginia man already charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 22-year-old West Virginia woman is now charged with killing her 3-year-old son.

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Personal Information Eliminated on Disabled Parking Placards

Updated: 06/23/2010 - Parking placards for disabled drivers issued after July 1, 2010 will no longer display the name, birth date or gender of the placard holder since they are displayed on a vehicle's rear view mirror in public view.

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Case Dropped Against Man who Ran Over Virginia Tech Student

Posted: 06/23/2010 - A judge has dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against a 23-year-old Roanoke man who ran over a Virginia Tech student. Aaron Pierce was charged in the November 2005 death of Brian McCloskey, who died after Pierce struck him with a borrowed Ford Excursion after a party.

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Tattoo Artist "Liquidity Jones" Pleads Guilty to Shooting Husband

Posted: 06/23/2010 - A Washington tattoo artist is expected to face eight years in prison in connection with the 2009 shooting death of her husband. Thirty-eight-year-old Kristin Kozak pleaded guilty Friday in D.C. Superior Court to voluntary manslaughter while armed.

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Sewage Sludge on Fields Approved in 2 Va. Counties

Updated: 06/22/2010 - State regulators have approved permits allowing treated sewage sludge to be spread on fields in Amherst and Campbell counties. The permits drew opposition from residents concerned about possible health effects.

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W.Va. Man Sentenced in Fatal Va. Wreck

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A West Virginia man will spend 16 years in prison in connection with a a wreck that killed a 2-year-old Tazewell County boy.

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