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Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Sat Oct 25, 2014

Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her. Full Story

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Va. college council to make budget recommendations

Sat Oct 25, 2014

Virginia's higher education council says a big increase in the number of students needing financial aid will be a major consideration in its next round of budget proposals. Full Story

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Arlington ranks one of world's 'smart communities'

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Arlington is being recognized as one of the top communities in the world for its economic and social improvements. Full Story

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Lawsuits say woman trampled at Busch Gardens event

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Busch Gardens is being sued by a woman who says she was trampled during the amusement park's annual Howl-O-Scream event. Full Story

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Virginia set to host North Carolina in ACC matchup

Fri Oct 24, 2014

, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) hosts North Carolina, which according to statistics has one of the porous defenses in the country. Full Story

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Remains found in Rockingham County

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Police say remains found in Rockingham are believed to be those of a missing Page County woman. Full Story

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Feb. 20 sentencing set for former Va. first lady

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's sentencing on nine public corruption convictions has been set for Feb. 20. Full Story

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At Potomac Yard, the numbers suggest a frontrunner for the Metro site

Fri Oct 24, 2014

Alexandria has not reached a conclusion as to where it will recommend putting the Potomac Yard Metro Station, but the numbers suggest there's a leader in the clubhouse. Full Story

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Indiana man sentenced for fake credit union

Fri Oct 24, 2014

An Indiana man has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for defrauding investors through a fake credit union. Full Story

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‘Boutique Luxury’ Apartments Set to Open in Lyon Park

Thu Oct 23, 2014

An apartment building that bills its units as "boutique luxury" apartments says it's a month away from leasing. Full Story

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Afraid of ghosts? This weekend you can meet a few

Fri Oct 24, 2014

The 23rd annual Hauntings Tours in historic downtown Leesburg begin Friday night, and founder Peter Kelpinski says there are a lot of ghosts to meet. Full Story

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Gruden: Redskins still planning to start McCoy

Thu Oct 23, 2014

Rookie NFL head coach Jay Gruden pulled a veteran move Thursday, saying he won't absolutely, positively rule out Robert Griffin III's return for the Monday night game against the Dallas Cowboys until just before kickoff. Full Story

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Medical group spends $50,000 to help Warner

Thu Oct 23, 2014

The American College of Radiology Association's political action committee is spending more than $50,000 in an independent effort to help Democrat Mark Warner win re-election to the U.S. Senate. Full Story