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Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Morgan Harrington’s parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter’s killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women. Five years later, the Harringtons are reacting with a mixture of both sadness and relief to the news that the arrest [...]

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Virginia addresses flat play, seeking solution

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia linebacker and co-captain Henry Coley was highly upset, and with good reason It was halftime of the Cavaliers’ 45-13 victory against winless Kent State on Saturday, and the lead was just 14-10. Virginia led only because cornerback Demetrious Nicholson wrestled a pass away from Golden Flashes wide receiver Chris [...]

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Police link 2nd case to missing Va. student arrest

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have “a significant break” in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from the campus five years ago, police said Monday, September 29th, and perhaps an unsolved [...]

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Missing UVa. Woman witty, with dry humor

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Yellow ribbons adorn the streets of Hannah Graham’s northern Virginia neighborhood, symbols of hope in a community devastated by the disappearance of a woman known for her intelligence, wit and dry sense of humor. Graham vanished on Sept. 13, her steps recorded by grainy surveillance videos as she walked unaccompanied [...]

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Sabra Dipping Company names new CEO

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hummus maker Sabra Dipping Co. is expanding its Virginia operations and is naming a new CEO. The U.S. and Canadian joint venture between Strauss Group and PepsiCo Inc. said Monday that it plans to open the expanded facility in Chesterfield County next month, doubling its production capacity and creating 70 [...]

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James River cleanup nets trash, other debris

  PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Volunteers filled up more than 450 garbage bags with trash during a regional cleanup of the James River. Volunteers also removed tires, a bicycle, appliances, furniture, toys and construction materials from the river and connected streams. The Progress-Index (http://bit.ly/1mFOMz0 ) reports that the 15th annual James River Regional Cleanup was held [...]

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Fort Lee soldiers to return following deployment

  PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Family and friends are preparing to welcome home members of the Fort Lee-based 111th Quartermaster Company. The soldiers have completed a six-month deployment to Afghanistan and Kuwait. They are scheduled to return to Fort Lee on Monday, September 29th. A redeployment ceremony is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the [...]

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Marine killed serving his country

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 28-year-old Marine from Virginia was killed while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday. The Defense Department said Sgt. Charles C. Strong of Suffolk died Monday in Herat province. A NATO news release issued Tuesday said an International Security Assistance Force member died as a result of an [...]

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Va. tobacco commission approves $30M in grants

  BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — The Virginia tobacco commission has approved more than $30 million in grants for a wide range of projects for southwest and Southside Virginia. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1rpb3Bl) that the panel met Thursday in Bristol. The commission approved a wide variety of projects, ranging from $3.7 million in funding for training programs [...]

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450,000 in Va. may lack proper ID needed to vote

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Board of Elections says about 450,000 voters in Virginia may lack the proper identification needed to cast a ballot in the November midterm elections. A state law that took effect this year requires Virginia voters to some form of photo identification at their polling stations before they cast a vote. The Washington Post [...]

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Health battle

By Richelle Hammiel The National Constitution Day Observance commenced on Sept. 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the L. Douglas Wilder Performing Arts Center.  Quentin Kidd, a professor at Christopher Newport University where he teaches political science and won the “Professor of the Year” award for three years, was given the role of being the keynote [...]

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