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Va. Man Sentenced for Inflating Military Service

Posted: 04/08/2010 - A man who admitted inflating his military service will spend a year in prison. Thomas Barnhart also must repay $11,098 in veterans benefits that he wasn't entitled to receive.

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Shenandoah Nt'l Park Announces New ARRA Plans

Posted: 04/08/2010 - With $17 million in federal funding from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, Shenandoah National Park will improve park facilities, particularly overlook points.

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JMU Students Plead Guilty in Snowball Case

Posted: 04/08/2010 - Two James Madison University students will spend 12 months on probation and eight hours picking up litter for throwing snowballs at a snowplow and an unmarked police cruiser.

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Kroger Recalls Seasonings Due to Salmonella Risk

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Kroger said Wednesday it is recalling Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder and Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper sold in its retail stores because an ingredient in the product may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

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Langley AFB Seeks $5M for Storm Protection

Posted: 04/07/2010 - Langley Air Force Base is seeking more than $5 million in federal funds to protect it against storm surges that have caused massive damage in past years.

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E-Filing the Preferred Approach in Va.

Posted: 04/07/2010 - More than 2 million Virginians have filed state tax returns, with the vast majority filing electronically. With just over one month to file, 1.7 million people have filed electronically.

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William and Mary Names New Mascot

Posted: 04/07/2010 - The College of William and Mary has selected a griffin as its new mascot. The selection of the mythical monster with the body of a lion and the head, wings and claws of a lion was announced Tuesday at an event on the campus.

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McDonnell Revives Confederate History Month

Updated: 04/07/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has brought Confederate History Month back to Virginia after an eight-year hiatus. McDonnell becomes the first governor since 2001 to designate April to commemorate the secessionist, slaveholding South.

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Suspect in Va. Congressman Threat Not Competent

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Prosecutors have declared a Philadelphia man charged with threatening U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor has multiple personalities and will undergo psychiatric testing.

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Democrats Press Va. Attorney General

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Virginia Democrats are pressing Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and his office for more details about his challenge to the health care reform package.

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Man Dragged Under Bus in Va. Remains Hospitalized

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Police are investigating an accident in which an 18-year-old man was dragged 50 feet by a coach bus. He is being treated at a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Water Main Break Impacts Northern Va. Commute

Posted: 04/06/2010 - A 20-inch water main on Route 123 in Tysons Corner slowed the morning commute for some northern Virginia drivers. Officials expect the repairs to take at least eight hours.

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Va. Man Arrested in Crash Injuring Police Officer

Posted: 04/06/2010 - Prince William County Police have arrested a man who ran a red traffic signal and crashed into a police car. The man was arrested after being treated at a hospital. The police officer driving the patrol car was hospitalized with serious injuries.

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Human Skull Found in George Washington National Forest

Updated: 04/06/2010 - A Warrenton man and his daughter were out hunting Saturday when they found a human skull in the George Washington National Forest. Investigators said they are surprised by the discovery and say they "don't have much to go off" right now.

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DNA Testing Ordered in 1984 Va. Sexual Assault Case

Posted: 04/05/2010 - A Richmond Circuit Court judge has ordered DNA testing in a 26-year-old sexual assault case. Thomas E. Haynesworth's lawyers requested the testing even though he was acquitted of the crime.

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JMU Raises 2010-11 Tuition 6.7 Percent

Posted: 04/05/2010 - James Madison University is increasing its in-state undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees by 6.7 percent for the upcoming school year.

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