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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) First Lady Michelle Obama received a few gardening tips from some children as she toured a northern Virginia elementary school's vegetable garden. Mrs. Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Hollin Meadows Elementary in Alexandria today to promote the Obama administration's Healthier U.S. Schools initiative.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia health officials are advising against consuming walleye fish caught in Lake Gaston because of mercury contamination. State officials say recent fish-tissue sample results show levels of the toxic metal in walleye exceed the amount considered safe for long-term human consumption.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) An apartment building fire in Richmond sent nine people to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Officials say one woman jumped from a window to escape the flames. She suffered a leg injury.

FERRUM, Va. (AP) A hunter faces manslaughter and other charges after authorities say he fired at college students he mistook for a deer, leaving one dead and another wounded. Authorities say 31-year-old Jason David Cloutier of Ferrum was charged with manslaughter, reckless handling of a firearm and trespassing.

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