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VSP Issue Over 6,000 Tickets During May Enforcement Blitz

Air Land and Speed

Posted: 05/25/2010 - A two-day traffic safety program along I-95 and I-81 by Virginia State Police troopers resulted in over 6,000 speeders and reckless drivers receiving citations as part of the Department’s Operation Air, Land and Speed initiative.

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Va. Deputy Loses Title as United State's Tallest Man

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Norfolk sheriff's deputy George Bell has lost his title as the tallest man in the United States. The Guinness World Record Association measured Rochester's Igor Vovkovinskiy at 7 feet, 8.33 inches tall on Monday. He edged out Bell by a third of an inch.

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UVa Grad Tina Fey Wins Nation's Top Humor Prize

Posted: 05/25/2010 - University of Virginia graduate Tina Fey, the woman known for her impression of Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live", will win the nation's top humor prize this year from the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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Nightclub Ordinance Introduced in Richmond

Posted: 05/25/2010 - Richmond City Council on Monday proposed an ordinance that would require nightclubs to obtain a $100 permit that could be revoked if the business is deemed a public nuisance.

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Richmond Man Gets 5 Years for Mortgage Fraud

Posted: 05/25/2010 - A judge ordered ordered 55-year-old Robert S. Capehart to pay nearly $2 million in restitution for a mortgage fraud scheme. He has also been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Feds Ask Va. Health Reform Lawsuit Be Dismissed

Posted: 05/25/2010 - President Barack Obama's administration on Monday asked a federal judge in Virginia to dismiss the state's lawsuit alleging Congress overstepped its constitutional bounds with the new health care reform law.

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MeadWestvaco Decision to Create 128 Jobs in Va.

Posted: 05/25/2010 - MeadWestvaco officials say they plan to invest $10 million to relocate its Center for Packaging Innovation from Raleigh to Richmond. The move would bring 128 jobs to Virginia.

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DOT: 1.4 Million Virginians Don't Wear Seat Belts

Posted: 05/24/2010 - A new report by the U.S. Department of Transportation says 45 million Americans do not wear set belts, and 1.4 million Virginians do not buckle up. The report was released as a new initiative begins to encourage drivers to wear seat belts.

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Va. State Police Patrol I-95, I-81

Posted: 05/24/2010 - Virginia State Police's two-day Operation Air, Land and Speed started Sunday and continues through Monday along Virginia's north-south interstates. The effort is to make travel on the interstates safer for drivers.

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Va. Officer Accused of Inappropriate Contact

Posted: 05/24/2010 - A Virginia Beach police officer was arrested Sunday and charged with one count each of custodial indecent liberties and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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VDOT Slashes Budget for Highway Mowings

Posted: 05/24/2010 - In light of a recent budget shortfall, the Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking volunteers to help keep the grass cut along some state roads.

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Skateboarder on Coast-to-Coast Trip in Dad's Honor

Posted: 05/24/2010 - A 21-year-old North Carolina man and some friends are skating coast to coast in honor of his late father, a CIA contractor killed in Afghanistan in 2003, and to raise money for military families.

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Police Investigate Crash That Killed 2 in Va.

Posted: 05/24/2010 - Fairfax County police are trying to determine what caused a crash that killed a 17-year-old bicyclist and the driver of an SUV Friday afternoon in on Lee Highway.

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Virginia Wins Student Data Tracking Funds

Posted: 05/22/2010 - U.S. Department of Education announced that Virginia will receive $17.5 million in federal funds to improve the system it uses to track student data. The commonwealth was one of 20 states chosen.

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Pa. Pilot Killed in Va. Crash

Posted: 05/22/2010 - State police have identified the pilot of a homebuilt aircraft who died in a crash in southeastern Virginia as 80-year-old Herbert Rutter of Hollidaysburg, Pa.

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