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Five Arrested After Va. Town Vigil Turns Disruptive

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A candlelight vigil that was meant to honor a 14-year-old boy who died over the weekend turned violent, as police say they had to arrest five people. Some of the charges include assault on a police officer and failure to leave an unlawful assembly.

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State Urges Early Horse Vaccinations

Posted: 04/20/2010 - The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) urges all horse owners to ask their veterinarians for West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis vaccination recommendations for their animals.

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Advocates Carry Handguns, Rifles at Va. Rally

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Gun rights activists are carrying holstered handguns and unloaded rifles at a northern Virginia rally to show their support of the Second Amendment.

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McDonnell Wants Va. Transportation System Audited

Posted: 04/19/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has called for four audits of Virginia's transportation programs to determine if the state is using the best practices to address transportation issues.

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Journalism Group 'Outraged' By Raid on JMU Student Paper

Posted: 04/19/2010 - The Society of Professional Journalists sent a letter to the commonwealth's attorney for Rockingham County and Harrisonburg for issuing a search warrant for James Madison University's student newspaper for photographs of an out-of-control block party.

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VDOT: Put Down Your Cell Phones

Posted: 04/19/2010 - In observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation are reminding motorists of the dangers of talking on the cell phone while driving.

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Virginia Governor Honors Volunteers

Posted: 04/19/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell is honoring Virginia volunteers with the Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards, which have been given for more than 18 years.

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Va. Recognizes Earth Week with Statewide Events

Posted: 04/19/2010 - The commonwealth is recognizing Earth Week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Gov. Bob McDonnell will appear at various events across the state to promote the importance of conserving and protecting Virginia's natural resources.

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VT Families Press Senators to Back Gun-show Bill

Posted: 04/19/2010 - Family members affected by the Virginia Tech massacre are asking both Virginia U.S. senators through a full-page ad in the Richmond-Times Dispatch to close the so-called 'gun-show loophole,' where civilians can buy guns at gun shows without going through a background check.

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Search Warrant Executed on JMU Student Paper

Posted: 04/16/2010 - A search warrant was executed on the James Madison University student newspaper Friday. Commonwealth's Attorney Marsha Garst says the warrant was for pictures of people involved in violence at last weekend's SpringFest block party.

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Man Dies in Fall from Cliff at Va. Resort

Posted: 04/16/2010 - Police say a North Carolina man who fell 80 feet off a cliff at a Virginia resort apparently lost his footing while preparing to have his photograph taken.

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4-year-old Virginia Boy Killed by Train

Updated: 04/16/2010 - Authorities are investigating the death of a 4-year-old Smyth County boy who was hit by a train. Investigators believe the boy was playing near railroad tracks when he was struck by the step on the side of the train's engine.

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Disbarred Va. Attorney Gets 30 Years for Fraud

Posted: 04/16/2010 - A judge in Norfolk has sentenced a disbarred attorney to 30 years in federal prison for defrauding clients and friends out of more than $8 million.

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Va. International Paper Mill Closes

Posted: 04/16/2010 - A chapter in Virginia's manufacturing history has closed with International Paper shuttering its mill in Isle of Wight County.

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Law Enforcement to Crackdown on Motorcycle Safety

Posted: 04/16/2010 - Select law enforcement agencies across Virginia will focus on the safety of motorcycle riders through strict enforcement of all traffic laws. Recent data shows a general decline in traffic fatalities overall, but a surge in deaths and injuries among motorcycle riders.

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VT Campus to Commemorate Anniversary of 2007 Shootings

Posted: 04/15/2010 - As Virginia Tech commemorates the third anniversary of the shootings that left 33 dead, many directly affected by the tragedy worry the memory of what happened will fade as they graduate and move on.

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Busch Gardens Named Most Beautiful Amusement Park

Posted: 04/15/2010 - For the fifth straight year, Busch Gardens in Williamsburg has been named America's most beautiful amusement park. The theme park beat out Walt Disney Wrold in Orlando, Fla., which was made No. 1 for America's favorite theme park.

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Va. Rest Areas Back in Business

Posted: 04/15/2010 - All Virginia highway rest areas that were closed last year due to funding cuts have been reopened. Gov. Bob McDonnell says the final seven rest areas were back in business Wednesday.

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Gov.'s Budget: Scarce Abortion Funding Unchanged

Posted: 04/14/2010 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has made a budget recommendation to the General Assembly that would provide no more funding for abortion than the federal government allows.

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