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Norris Joins Advisory Panel On Local Government

Outgoing Councilman Dave Norris has been chosen for one of Governor-Elect Terry McAuliffe’s advisory groups.

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Murphy And Harrington Families Want To Catch A Killer

Members of the families of a Nelson County teenager and a 2009 murder victim renew their battle to catch a killer.

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Virginia Tech Names Its Next President

Virginia Tech has chosen its next President.

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Onetime Remington Volunteer Chief Will Go To Prison

A past volunteer chief of the Remington Fire and Rescue Department is going to prison.

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Planning Commission Will Focus On Stalled Landmark Project

The Charlottesville Planning Commission will take up the stalled Landmark Hotel project.

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Police Say Body Found In Lynchburg Is Jamisha Gilbert

A state medical examiner determines a body that turned up in Lynchburg was Jamisha Gilbert.

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Slight Increase In Local Jobless Rate

The local unemployment rate went up .1% in October.

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Water Pipeline Deal Off Table In Fluvanna

The Fluvanna supervisors have scrapped a deal to build a water pipeline from Lake Monticello to Zion Crossroads.

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Some Virginia Fast Food Restaurant Workers Complain About Pay

Some employees of Virginia’s fast food restaurants say they can’t make it on their current pay.

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UVA Students And Faculty Enjoy Lighting Of The Lawn

UVA holds its annual Lighting of the Lawn, and a choral group entertains at Charlottesville High School.

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Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

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Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.