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Feds: Virginia Tech Violated Law in '07 Massacre

Updated: 05/18/2010 - The U.S. Department of Education says Virginia Tech failed to comply with campus security laws during a 2007 shooting rampage that left 33 people dead, including the gunman.

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Intruders Shoot and Kill Va. Man

Posted: 05/18/2010 - Fairfax County police say a man was shot to death in a confrontation with two intruders at a mansion in the Centreville area.

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Some Va. SUV Owners See Assessed Values Go Up

Posted: 05/18/2010 - Some Fredericksburg residents who own sport-utility vehicles are seeing their personal property taxes go up. Fredericksburg, in addition to Spotsylvania and Stafford counties, use the National Automobile Dealers Association values to appraise vehicles for personal property taxes.

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Chesapeake Police Officer Faces Felony Charge

Posted: 05/18/2010 - A Chesapeake police officer is on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest and charge with using communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

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Funeral Set for Va. Boy Abused by Mother, Stepfather in Utah

Updated: 05/18/2010 - The body of 4-year-old Ethan Stacy has been returned to his father in Virginia. Utah authorities allege Stacy died of abuse and neglect by his mother, Stephanie Sloop, and stepfather, Nathanael Sloop, in Utah.

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Two Local Sites on List of Va. Endangered Properties

Updated: 05/17/2010 - Old Albemarle County Jail and the Morrisena property are two sites on Preservation Virginia's annual list of endangered properties. In the past, the lists have been effective in leading local preservation efforts.

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Brown: Va. Can Make Its 2010 Revenue Goal

Posted: 05/17/2010 - Virginia Finance Secretary Ric Brown said Monday that with a small monthly boost in tax collections in April, Virginia has posted consecutive monthly gains for the first time in two years.

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Ex-sheriff's Officer Pleads Guilty in Va. Robbery Case

Posted: 05/17/2010 - A former Chesapeake Sheriff's Office sergeant has pleaded guilty to robbing the same bank branch three times. He faces up to 13 years in prison for firearm charges and as many as 10 life terms for robbery and other charges.

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Va. Residents Object to Police Training Center

Posted: 05/17/2010 - Powhatan residents are fighting the Virginia State Police's plans to build a training center complete with four shooting ranges near a historic area.

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Elk Management Plan Moving Forward in Va.

Posted: 05/17/2010 - An elk management plan for Virginia will offer wildlife regulators several options to manage the state's small population of the Rocky Mountain native that has wandered over from Kentucky.

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DC to Send Trash to Va. Waste-to-Energy Plant

Posted: 05/17/2010 - To keep the county's waste-to-energy facility in Lorton operating closer to capacity, Fairfax County has agreed to take all residential garbage collected in the District - 200,000 tons a year.

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Va. Governor Denies Clemency for Condemned Killer

Updated: 05/17/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell denied clemency Saturday for a Virginia man convicted in two separate shooting deaths, leaving the U.S. Supreme Court as his only hope to stop his execution.

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UVa Seeks Response to Cuccinelli's Investigation of Faculty Research

Posted: 05/17/2010 - The University of Virginia has engaged the law firm Hogan Lovells to represent and advise the University on responding to Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's Civil Investigative Demand (CID) into the research activities of a former professor.

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Va. Park's Female Bald Eagle Dies

Posted: 05/14/2010 - One of two bald eagles at Richmond's nature park has died. Maymont officials say Liberty, the female eagle in the city park's native Virginia wildlife collection, was pronounced dead this week.

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Va. Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Begins Soon

Posted: 05/14/2010 - With at least some meteorologists predicting an intense hurricane season this year, May is the perfect time to stock up on supplies in case of an emergency. Virginia’s Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday can help you save money on emergency items.

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