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Dominion Plans to Mothball Va. Power Plant

Updated: 06/04/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power is planning to close its small Altavista coal-fired power plant temporarily by the end of summer and take it off line. Because of this, 23 workers at the facility will be laid off.

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Va. Vet Aid Gets Jail Time for Abusing Cats

Updated: 06/04/2010 - A veterinarian aid who allowed 56 cats to live in filth is being sentenced to six months in jail. Patti "Cookie" Wheeler was sentenced Thursday on counts of felony vandalism and animal cruelty. All but six months of was suspended.

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Casino Club at The Greenbrier Set to Open

Posted: 06/04/2010 - The Casino Club at The Greenbrier will open July 2, just in time for a big holiday crowd, and will feature a black-tie dinner and concert with Lionel Ritchie.

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3-year-old Undergoes Surgeries after Sustaining Severe Burns

Updated: 06/03/2010 - A Madison Heights toddler has many surgeries ahead after catching fire at a Memorial Day party in Buckingham County. Authorities said an 8-year-old boy was playing with an alcohol-based antifreeze and a lighter, which set the girl on fire.

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Democrat Blasts AG Cuccinelli on Funeral Protest Issue

Posted: 06/03/2010 - House Minority Leader Ward Armstrong is criticizing Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's decision not to intervene on behalf of the father of a Marine whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters carrying inflammatory signs.

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Va. Regulators Deny APCo Renewable Energy Contracts

Posted: 06/03/2010 - Virginia regulators have denied an application by Appalachian Power to approve three purchase power agreements as part of its participation in the state's renewable energy program.

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Warhol Photos Donated to Roanoke College

Posted: 06/03/2010 - More than 150 photographs taken by pop artist Andy Warhol have been donated to Roanoke College. The photos are among more than 28,000 works being donated by the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program to 183 colleges and universities.

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Va. Mother Blames Son's Suicide on School Bullying

Posted: 06/03/2010 - A Virginia teenager who said he was being bullied by a classmate hanged himself this week after his mother complained to the sheriff's office and school administrators met with the two students and their parents.

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Management Plan Recommends Elk in Three Va. Counties

Posted: 06/03/2010 - A committee developing an elk management plan for Virginia is recommending a restoration plan that would establish 1,200 of the Rocky Mountain natives in three southwest counties.

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Virginia Soldier Dies After Being Injured in Iraq

Updated: 06/03/2010 - A soldier from Virginia Beach has lost his life a few weeks after he was injured in Iraq. Private First Class Alvaro Regalado Sessarego died on Sunday at a medical center in Texas.

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Va. Child Molester on Most Wanted List Captured

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Officials say 73-year-old Paul Clouston, a man convicted of molesting children in Virginia in 1973 who was on the U.S. Marshals list of 15 most wanted fugitives, has been caught in California. He was wanted for failing to register as a sex offender in Virginia.

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Virginia Gets $324.6M in Stimulus Funds for Education

Updated: 06/02/2010 - Virginia has been awarded an additional $324.6 million in stimulus funds for education, bringing the state's total stimulus funding for public education to more than $2 billion.

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Va. Man Accused of Killing Kitten over Video Game

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Staunton police charged 21-year-old Bruce Jamar Walston with misdemeanor animal cruelty and disorderly conduct Monday night after they say he threw his girlfriend's kitten because it disconnected his video game.

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Stolen Paintings Returned to Roanoke College

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Three paintings stolen from Roanoke College have been returned anonymously. A college spokesperson says the portraits of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr. and Adolf Hitler weren't damaged.

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Va. Teens Charged with Carrying Loaded Gun on Bus

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Authorities say a 16-year-old Goochland High School student and his 14-year-old sister are facing charges for allegedly bringing a loaded pistol on a county school bus.

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Dominion Virginia Power Ready for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power says it's ready for the 2010 hurricane season. The utility company says it has been working closely with local, state and federal emergency response organizations to prepare for hurricane season.

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Cuccinelli Declines to Join in Anti-gay Funeral Protest Case

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Virginia was one of just two states that refused to join a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday supporting the father of a Marine whose funeral drew anti-gay protesters from Westboro Baptist Church carrying inflammatory signs.

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SUV Hits Guardrail and Catches Fire on I-81

Posted: 06/02/2010 - Witnesses say an SUV swerved across Interstate 81 before crashing into a guardrail, flipping over and catching fire Tuesday evening near exit 257.

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