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Many Virginia Lawmakers Work To Preserve Training Centers

Many Virginia Lawmakers Work To Preserve Training Centers

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A federal effort to get more people in state facilities for the disabled into smaller, community-based homes has put most of Virginia’s training centers on the chopping block. Eight Virginia congressmen, including Robert Hurt (pictured), want Governor McAuliffe to slow things down. The state has launched an effort to explore options for keeping some centers open. The list includes Central Virginia Training Center in Amherst County.

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This undated image provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows a booking photo of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore and is awaiting extradition.

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