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McDonnell Announces Va. Prisoner Re-entry Initiative

Posted: 05/11/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell wants Virginia to do more to keep prisoners from winding up back behind bars. He announced the creation Tuesday of a council to study ways to bring together state, private and faith-based resources to better plan for a prisoner's re-entry into society.

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Miss USA Photos Considered Seductive, Racy

Updated: 05/12/2010 - Publicity photos of contestants in the Miss USA pageant, including Miss Virginia Samantha Casey, have been called racy and inappropriate. Miss Universe Organization officials defend the revealing photos, saying they want to portray the contestants as sexy, sophisticated women.

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Delta to Increase Richmond-NYC Flights

Posted: 05/11/2010 - Delta Air Lines is expanding its daily nonstop service between Richmond and New York City. Delta announced Tuesday that it's adding three round-trip daily flights, effective Sept. 7.

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Virginia Beach Jail Inmates Plant New Garden

Posted: 05/10/2010 - Inmates at the Virginia Beach Correctional Center planted an experimental garden last month, with the goal to save money and provide fresh produce to other inmates. Before the garden, inmates ate either frozen or canned vegetables.

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Obama Speaks at Hampton University Commencement

Posted: 05/10/2010 - President Barack Obama delivered a reminder about the importance of education, as he gave the commencement address at Hampton University where escaped slaves once were taught.

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Lucky Va. Delivery Driver Wins Second Lottery Prize

Posted: 05/10/2010 - A lucky delivery truck driver has once again hit the lottery. Three and a half years after winning $150,000 on a Pick 4 drawing, Karl Hartman won $5 million on a Virginia Lottery scratch-off ticket.

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Lettuce Recalled in 23 States; E. Coli Suspected

Posted: 05/07/2010 - A food company is recalling lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people. The recalled lettuce has a "best if used by" date of May 12 or earlier. The recall also affects "grab and go" salads sold at Kroger, Giant and other markets.

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Motion Seeks Wal-Mart in Va. Courtroom

Posted: 05/07/2010 - An attorney seeking to block a Walmart Supercenter near an endangered Civil War battlefield wants to get the retailer into a courtroom.

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State Police Releases Annual Crime Analysis Report

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Virginia State Police released its annual report that analyzes crime in the commonwealth. Adult arrests for serious offenses increased 3.9 percent between 2008 and 2009, while juvenile arrests decreased 4.1 percent.

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Va. Man's Stun Gun Death Ruled Accidental

Posted: 05/06/2010 - Hampton police say the death of a man who was shot twice with a stun gun by officers after he repeatedly swung a samurai-style sword at them was an accident.

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