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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to delay Tuesday's scheduled execution of a Maryland man convicted of killing a northern Virginia couple. Larry Bill Elliott, a former Army counterintelligence worker, was convicted in Virginia in the 2001 shooting deaths of 25-year-old Dana Thrall and 30-year-old Robert Finch.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia State police say they believe a Virginia Tech student missing for nearly a month was hitchhiking after she left a Metallica concert in Charlottesville. Police say they want to hear from anyone who might have loaned a cell phone to a woman fitting the description of 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington of Roanoke.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia National Guard is on duty to help with floods in the Hampton Roads and Danville areas. About 50 soldiers are on duty operating in the Portsmouth area and approximately 55 are on duty in the Danville area today.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Dominion Power says nearly 130,000 customers in Virginia and North Carolina are still without electricity in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ida. Most of the outages are in southeast Virginia, where nearly 126,000 customers lacked power as of 1:30 p.m. today.

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