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Tax-Free Holiday Through May 31st

There is no state sales tax on certain items through May 31st.

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Tougher Texting While Driving Laws Kick In July 1

The first of July will bring new laws that crack down on texting while driving and DUI.

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Speed Considered Factor In Louisa Fatal Car Crash

Two people died in Louisa County in a car crash Thursday morning.

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Shooting Death Of Crozet Girl Ruled Accidental

The Medical Examiner has ruled that the shooting death of a young girl in Crozet was an accident.

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Western Bypass Supporters, Opponents Let Voices Be Heard

Many area residents are not bashful about sharing their views on the Route 29 Western Bypass project.

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Richmond Prosecutor Will Examine Governor’s Economic Statements

The Commonwealth’s Attorney Of Richmond will examine Governor McDonnell’s past economic statements.

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Orange County Man Charged With Heroin Possession

Agents raided a house in the Locust Grove area and charged a man with having heroin.

AAA Predicts Slight Drop In Memorial Day Travel

AAA expects a slight decrease in the number of Virginians who do dome traveling over the Memorial Day weekend.

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UVA Police Investigate Break-In

A break in on Farrish Circle.

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First Debate Set For Cuccinelli And McAuliffe

We now know when the two major party candidates for Governor will have their first debate. The Virginia Bar Association…

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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2014, file photo, Amanda Knox prepares to leave the set following a television interview in New York. Knox is engaged to Colin Sutherland, a musician who recently moved to Seattle from New York, a person close to the Knox family confirmed for The Associated Press. Knox’s murder conviction in the 2007 stabbing of her roommate has been reinstated by an Italian court, but the former college exchange student maintains her innocence and vows she won’t willingly go back to Italy. Both Knox and Sutherland are 27. No wedding date had been set.

Italy's highest court has overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case.

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Time for Iran to make tough decisions in nuclear talks

In this March 26, 2015, photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, center, leaves a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials at a hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland. U.S. and Iranian diplomats gather at a Baroque palace in Europe, a historic nuclear agreement within reach. Over Iraq’s deserts, their militaries fight a common foe. Leaders in Washington and Tehran, capitals once a million miles from each other in ideological terms, wrestle for the first time in decades with the notion of a rapprochement.

Six world powers and Iran move closer to a deal, but there are still major disagreements.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look at some of the biggest plays and best photos in sports this week.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A look at some of this weekend's biggest sporting events.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.