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Ban Restored on Alcohol Ads in Va. College Papers

Posted: 04/12/2010 - A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that ended Virginia's ban on alcohol advertising in student newspapers. The court concluded that the ban did not violate the free-speech rights of Virginia Tech's Collegiate Times and the University of Virginia's Cavalier Daily.

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Kansas Group Protests Va. Tech, Harrington's Death

Posted: 04/09/2010 - The Westboro Baptist Church, known for protesting military funerals, stopped by Virginia Tech Friday to protest the students and what they call their immoral activities. They also protested the death of student Morgan Harrington and said her behavior and dress led to her murder.

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Lightning Sparks Large Wildfires in Western Virginia

Updated: 04/09/2010 - Crews are working to extinguish fires that have burned more than 1,000 acres in western Virginia. Fires ignited by lightning have burned more than 600 acres of federal forest land in Bedford County and about 350 acres in Bath County, the U.S. Forest Service said.

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6 Charged with Armed Robbery of Va. Poker Games

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Six Maryland men have been charged with armed robbery for stealing cash, jewelry and credit cards from two private poker games in Fairfax County last month.

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Navy Pilot Honored at Va. Memorial

Posted: 04/09/2010 - Hundreds of mourners gathered at Naval Station Norfolk to honor a Navy pilot killed when his plane crashed into the North Arabian Sea on March 31.

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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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