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Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014

Virginia News

Motorcyclist dies in wreck in Nelson County

A motorcyclist died after striking a vehicle at the intersection of U.S. 29 and Route 56 in Nelson County on Saturday morning.

Appeals court strikes down Va. same-sex marriage ban

In a 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges upheld U.S. Judge Arenda L. Wright Allen's ruling overturning the ban.

McCollum challenging $3,500 filing fee for Senate primary

Former Richmond mayor Rudolph C. “Rudy” McCollum said that he made the payment “under protest,” calling the high fee a barrier in a short-notice election.

Chesapeake police locate missing Mo. girl; relative arrested

Police in Virginia have arrested a woman whose 4-year-old granddaughter was reported missing in Missouri.

Gifts, favors listed in the McDonnell case

A look at the gifts and loans former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, received from businessman Jonnie R. Williams Sr., and some of the favors they did for him and his dietary supplement company, according to court papers:

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

U.Va. considers loan for financial aid program

— A University of Virginia official says the administration is considering borrowing up to $100 million to boost its student financial aid program.

Va. Beach woman looks for answers in son's death in Peru

VIRGINIA BEACH — A Virginia Beach woman is looking for answers in the death of her 19-year-old son during a study program in Peru.

Uber driver arrested for DC sexual assault charge

WASHINGTON — District of Columbia police say detectives have arrested a man after a woman reported an Uber car service driver had sexually assaulted her.

UNC student plans Danville concert to help feed hungry

— Sometimes it takes a little creative thinking to help stock food pantries and feeding programs, and Katherine Campbell has come up with an unusual invitation for people in the Danville area.

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