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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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Va. Lawmakers Approve Victim Visits with Condemned Attackers

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Victims of violent crime soon will be able to visit their attackers, even if they're on death row. When the bill passed the General Assembly last month, it allowed meetings with other offenders but excluded those on death row and juveniles.

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Va. Man Injured in Apparent Pipe Bomb Explosion

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Police say a Surry County man suffered life-threatening injuries when a homemade device exploded. Police say the victim apparently was building a pipe bomb that went off about Tuesday afternoon.

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Vick's Uncle Jailed for Role in Va. Heroin Ring

Posted: 04/22/2010 - Michael Vick's 57-year-old uncle has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for his role in a heroin ring in southeastern Virginia. Joseph Vick Jr. was sentenced Wednesday in Newport News on a charge of distributing 100 grams of the drug.

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Long Day, 122 Amendments Await Va. Lawmakers

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposed cuts to various social service programs are expected to prompt legislative skirmishes when lawmakers return to Richmond.

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Va. Court Backs Ban on Winter Crabbing

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The Virginia Court of Appeals has rejected an appeal by watermen who sought to overturn a ban on dredging crabs during the winter months.

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Va. Cockfighting Breeding Operation Raided

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Two northern Virginia residents have been indicted on animal cruelty and other charges related to an alleged cockfighting breeding operation.

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Va. Lt. Gov. Stranded in Italy Due to Ash Cloud

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling is stranded in Italy following an ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano. The lieutenant governor was attending an economic development symposium in Italy.

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TV Reporter Arrested on Child Porn Charges Accused of Violating Bond

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Former television reporter Ryan O'Connor will appear in court on Monday on allegations that he violated the terms of his bail. O'Connor is charged with four counts of re-producing child pornography and five counts of possession of child pornography.

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