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Whale Tangled in Net in Chesapeake Bay

Posted: 05/06/2010 - A humpback whale is snagged in a fishing net in the lower Chesapeake Bay. The 60- to 65-foot whale was discovered Wednesday with its tail tangled in a gill net off of Cape Charles, which is at the southern end of Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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17 Indicted in Va. Marriage Scam Investigation

Posted: 05/05/2010 - Seventeen people are accused of participating in a scheme that paired Navy personnel with Russian women for bogus marriages. They face charges of conspiracy, marriage fraud and false claims, among others.

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Williamsburg to Have 1st W&M Student on City Council

Posted: 05/05/2010 - A College of William and Mary senior is the first student to win a seat on the Williamsburg City Council, capturing 1,559 votes in Tuesday's election to win one of two council seats.

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Va. Forestry Agency Ups Reward in Arson Case

Posted: 05/05/2010 - The Virginia Division of Forestry is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the torching of one of its firefighting vehicles last September.

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Goode Applauds AZ Immigration Law, Joins Constitution Party

Updated: 05/06/2010 - Virgil Goode applauded the resolution passed unanimously by the Constitution Party’s National Committee expressing support for Arizona’s recently enacted legislation cracking down on illegal immigration.

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Dr. Rosa Atkins Named Va. School Superintendent of the Year

Updated: 05/05/2010 - Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, Superintendent of Charlottesville City Public Schools, was named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year at the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) annual conference Tuesday evening in Roanoke.

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Cuccinelli Demands Ex-Professor's Files from UVa

Posted: 05/04/2010 - State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is demanding that the University of Virginia turn over documents from a former professor to determine whether he defrauded taxpayers as he sought grants for global warming research.

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Sweet Strawberry Season Arrives in Va.

Posted: 05/04/2010 - Virginia's strawberry season has arrived, just in time for Mother's Day. Central Virginia growers say their strawberries will be ripe for Mother's Day weekend.

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Cuccinelli Changes Course on Bare-Breasted State Seal

Updated: 05/03/2010 - Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli handed out lapel pins to his staff with a modified, more modest version of the state seal, before taking them back. The seal depicts a Roman goddess wearing a tunic with one breast exposed.

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Fireworks Mishap Injures Several at Va. Festival

Posted: 05/03/2010 - A fireworks mishap injured several people during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival Friday night. Two fireworks went into the crowd. One person suffered second-degree burns, and several others suffered minor injuries.

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Monticello Owner-Operator Wins Stewardship Award

Posted: 05/03/2010 - The Thomas Jefferson Foundation is this year's recipient of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America's Arthur Ross award for stewardship, recognizing its preservation, upkeep and maintenance of Monticello.

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Gunman Wounds Woman, Kills Self at Va. Walmart

Posted: 05/03/2010 - A gunman opened fire in Galax, Va., Saturday evening, wounding a store employee before killing himself. Authorities are not discussing a possible motive but say the investigation is continuing.

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Va. Bookkeeper Accused of Stealing $300,000

Posted: 05/03/2010 - A Henrico County woman faces trial on charges of uttering and embezzlement after being accused of stealing about $300,000 from her employer over four years. She has twice been convicted of similar crimes.

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School Day in Prince William Could Be Extended

Posted: 05/03/2010 - Prince William County school officials have proposed adding an extra 10 minutes to each day starting on May 10 to make up for lost time from this winter's snowstorms.

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