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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Eighty-five solders from Richmond's 276th Engineer Battalion are arriving back in Virginia after serving in Afghanistan since February. In Afghanistan, the unit cleared patrol routes, provide security and conducted patrols.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Newport News police say a shooting has left one woman dead and another person in the hospital. The 42-year-old woman and 29-year-old man were shot early Sunday in an apartment complex parking lot.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) Workers at a Roanoke pet store joined firefighters in safely evacuating 80 puppies, cats and other pets after the pet store filled with dense smoke. Authorities say the pet evacuation took only minutes and no one was hurt.

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