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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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Va. Uranium Mining Question Spawns Studies

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A uranium mining and milling operation in Southside Virginia would create up to 350 jobs and generate $40 million to $50 million for the local economy, according to a new study commissioned by Virginia Uranium Inc.

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Rapper Charged in Va. Deaths Appears in Court

Updated: 06/22/2010 - An aspiring "horrorcore" rapper from California who was charged with killing his girlfriend and three others appeared in a Farmville court Tuesday. Richard "Sam" McCroskey faces capital murder charges in the Sept. 18 deaths of his girlfriend, her parents and her friend.

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NC Man Sentenced in Va. for Mortgage Fraud

Posted: 06/22/2010 - A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to defrauding commercial mortgage lenders will spend 20 months in a federal prison. U.S. Attorney Neil MacBride says 40-year-old Stephen M. Gunther of Hertford, N.C. also must pay more than $231,000 in restitution. Gunther has a law office in Virginia Beach.

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DOD Indetifies Va. Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 06/22/2010 - The Pentagon says 25-year-old Pfc. Benjamin Park of Fairfax Station died Friday in Zhari district, Kandahar, Afghanistan. Officials say insurgents attacked his dismounted patrol with an improvised explosive device.

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Shooting Leaves Former Fork Union Student in Critical Condition

Updated: 06/22/2010 - Former Fork Union Military Academy student and Ohio State football recruit Jamel Turner is in critical condition after being shot multiple times early Saturday morning in Youngstown, Ohio. A 17-year-old girl who was with Turner at the time of the shooting died from multiple gunshot wounds.

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Va. Unemployment Rate Edges Up in May

Posted: 06/18/2010 - The Virginia Employment Commission said Friday its unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.9 percent in May from 6.7 percent in April. That compares with 6.7 percent last May.

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