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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A Charlottesville man will spend nine-and-a-half years in a federal prison for hiring a man to kill his wife. A federal prosecutor says says Patrick Scott Shemorry's actions were "meticulous and chilling."

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) Universal Fibers Systems is planning a $13 million expansion of its Bristol facility that's expected to create 84 jobs. Gov. Kaine announced the expansion today. Universal Fibers' headquarters is in Washington County.

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) Prince William County Police say a community college student was aiming for his professor when he fired a rifle in a classroom full of students. Twenty-year-old Northern Virginia Community College student Jason Hamilton was arraigned today on charges of attempted murder and discharging a firearm in a school zone. He is being held without bond.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) The president of bankrupt Peanut Corporation of America and three former managers are each seeking a piece of a $1 million corporate insurance policy for legal costs stemming from a salmonella outbreak. The nationwide outbreak sickened about 700 people and has been linked to at least nine deaths.

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