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Teacher charged with having sexual relationship with student

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A 27-year-old teacher and coach at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford County faces charges in connection with an inappropriate relationship with a student. Full Story

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Forensic link at center of missing student case

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday. Full Story

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The new faces of GWAR speak (Photos)

Wed Oct 01, 2014

The new faces of GWAR speak -- and it's not pretty. The world as we know it is in peril, and these two ugly aliens are the only things preventing our complete desolation. Editor's note: The photos may not be appropriate for all ages. Full Story

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2 bank robberies, 1 attempt in Va.; 1 suspect

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Police in the Fredericksburg area say they believe the same man robbed or attempted to rob three banks in less than an hour. Full Story

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Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case

Wed Oct 01, 2014

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. Full Story

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Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it. Full Story

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Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

Tue Sep 30, 2014

The Navy says hundreds of nuclear workers at a Virginia shipyard were given credit for attending training they didn't actually attend. Full Story

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10 Virginia schools win US recognition

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Ten Virginia schools are being honored by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Full Story

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Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

Tue Sep 30, 2014

The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. Full Story

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Nuclear fuel rods found damaged at Va. power plant

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Dominion Virginia Power has found two damaged nuclear fuel rods in a reactor at its North Anna power plant in Louisa County. Full Story

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It's TechTober in Virginia

Wed Oct 01, 2014

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has declared October to be "TechTober" in Virginia, what he calls a statewide celebration of the commonwealth's high-tech industry. Full Story

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Va. man accused of beheading mom to be evaluated

Wed Oct 01, 2014

A judge has ordered a new psychiatric evaluation for a Vinton man accused of beheading his mother. Full Story

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Romney to help raise money for Comstock in Va.

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is coming to northern Virginia to help an old ally in her congressional campaign. Full Story

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Missing 16-year-old Fairfax girl found dead

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A 16-year-old Fairfax girl has been found dead in a park after she had been missing since Sunday. Full Story

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Trial begins in shooting of Alexandria officer

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A trial has begun for a taxi driver accused of shooting and seriously wounding an Alexandria police officer, even though the man has been found incompetent twice for the proceeding. Full Story