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Central Virginia Homicides Drop 4.5 pct. in 2013

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Homicides in Central Virginia are continuing to decline. Figures compiled show there were 84 homicides in the region in 2013, compared to 88 in 2012. The victims included a Virginia State Police trooper.

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Lynchburg Group Helps Waterless W.Va. Residents

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Some 300,000 West Virginia residents are still without clean water after a chemical spill near Charleston. Over 200 miles away, just outside Lynchburg, Gleaning For The World was ready to help when FEMA called.

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Christmas Delivery Finally for Space Station

Posted: 01/12/2014 - A privately launched supply ship arrived at the International Space Station on Sunday morning, three days after blasting off from Virginia. The space station crew used a hefty robot arm to capture the Cygnus capsule.

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Researchers to Study Earthquakes in Central Va.

Posted: 01/12/2014 - Researchers are preparing to conduct a two-month study of earthquakes in central Virginia. Twenty seismic stations are being installed for the study by researchers from Virginia Tech and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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W.Va. Water Tests Encouraging after Chemical Spill

Posted: 01/12/2014 - West Virginia's governor said Sunday water tests from the Elk River were encouraging following a chemical spill last week, but he didn't give a timetable for when people might be able to use water again.

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4 Hospitalized in W.Va. after Chemical Spill

Posted: 01/11/2014 - A handful of people have been hospitalized and several hundred thousand remain without water after a chemical leaked from a storage tank in Charleston into the public water treatment system, state authorities said Saturday.

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Governor McDonnell Prepares To Step Down

Posted: 01/10/2014 - As the Governor prepares to step down tomorrow, it is difficult to know how he will be remembered. The next few weeks will tell us a lot, as we find out whether or not federal prosecutors will ask a grand jury to indict him on corruption charges.

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Loudoun Co. to Create New State Park

Updated: 01/10/2014 - Gov. McDonnell announced on Friday that the Old Dominion Land Conservancy of Purcellville has reached an agreement with the Department of Conservation and Recreation to donate 600 acres for a state park.

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Farewell Speech: McDonnell Apologizes to Assembly

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Gov. Bob McDonnell has already apologized publicly for the gift scandal that's engulfed his final year in office, but he did it directly to the General Assembly as one of his last acts while in office.

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Virginia AG Seeks Money for Shelters, Counseling

Posted: 01/09/2014 - Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is seeking to use $6 million from a national Medicaid fraud settlement to create shelters for human trafficking victims.

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Senator Deeds Back In General Assembly With New Mission

Updated: 01/09/2014 - One senator had a new mission as the General Assembly reconvened Wednesday. Senator Creigh Deeds returned to the General Assembly for the first time since his recent family tragedy.

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