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Officials Investigate Fatal Shooting of Va. Hunter

Updated: 04/28/2010 - State authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at a hunt club in Sussex County. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says a 17-year-old male shot a 61-year-old male in the chest Saturday during a turkey shoot in Sussex.

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President Obama Signs Virginia Disaster Declaration

Posted: 04/28/2010 - The President Tuesday declared a major disaster exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia and ordered Federal aid to supplement the Commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe winter storms and snowstorms in February.

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Park Service to Hold Hearings on Beach Access

Posted: 04/27/2010 - The National Park Service is holding public hearings to gather comments on its plan for managing access to a portion of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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Va. Town Sees Acting Police Chief Arrested

Posted: 04/27/2010 - The acting police chief in Brookneal, Virginia has been arrested on a grand larceny charge. Virginia state police said in a news release that Monday's arrest of Brian Lee Carr stemmed from an investigation that began last fall.

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Colonial Downs Seeks New Satellite Betting Site

Posted: 04/27/2010 - Virginia horse track Colonial Downs is seeking state approval to open another off-track betting center. The betting center would be located in a restaurant in the Richmond area.

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Northrop Grumman Choosing Va. for Headquarters

Posted: 04/27/2010 - Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. will move its headquarters cross country to the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., to be closer to its key customers in the U.S. government, officials said Monday.

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Dominion Restarts Reactor at North Anna Plant

Posted: 04/26/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power has restarted a nuclear reactor at the North Anna power station. It was shut down for routine refueling and maintenance.

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Va. Unveils Trail Interpreting Patrick Henry's Life

Posted: 04/26/2010 - Officials unveiled the Road to Revolution Heritage Trail this weekend, which includes markers that highlight events in the life of American revolutionary Patrick Henry.

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Fairfax County Puts Jail Inmates to Work Outside

Posted: 04/26/2010 - Fairfax County is using jail inmates to work in a volunteer program that improves the community's physical image by having them mow grass, remove snow or paint over graffiti. Their work has helped VDOT, which has been struggling with a budget gap.

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Central Va. Museum Restores Slave Cemetery

Posted: 04/26/2010 - Crews have been working to restore a slave cemetery near the Staunton River. They say resurrecting its memory recognizes the contributions slaves made to the development of the area and adds to the ongoing research of Avoca's history.

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Va. Construction Worker Impaled on Rebar

Posted: 04/26/2010 - A construction worker was seriously injured when he fell from the second story of a Fredericksburg church and was impaled on a piece of steel rebar.

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Court Rules Against Low-flying Crop-dusters

Posted: 04/23/2010 - A federal appeals court has upheld an aviation board's finding that two Martinsburg crop-duster pilots violated federal regulations by flying too low over a congested area.

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McDonnell Unhappy with Rejected Ethics Bill Change

Posted: 04/23/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell says he's happy more than 90 percent of his amendments to 2010 legislation have been approved. But he's unhappy that lawmakers rebuffed him on some recommendations, particularly those to a legislative ethics inquiry bill.

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Branch Hits Power Line, Va. Worker Electrocuted

Posted: 04/23/2010 - A tree-service worker was electrocuted Wednesday morning when a branch he was trimming hit a power line. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry is investigating the incident.

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US Indicts 11 Suspected Pirates in Norfolk, Va.

Posted: 04/23/2010 - Eleven suspected pirates were indicted Friday in Norfolk on U.S charges of piracy and other counts related to attacks on two U.S. naval vessels off the coast of Africa.

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VDOT Reorganizes, Reduces Number of Employees

Posted: 04/22/2010 - The Virginia Department of Transportation will complete restructuring this week, which, in part, means 360 employees will leave the agency. The reorganization comes as VDOT continues to face a $4.6 billion revenue shortfall.

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