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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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Scott Simon: 'We Don't Fully Grow Up' Until We Lose Our Parents

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The Revival Of Lamb Ham: A Colonial Tradition Renewed

British colonialists brought lamb ham to America, where a sugar-cured, smoked variety became popular. Easier-to-cure pork ham eventually took its place, but now two Virginians are bringing it back.
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Streetcar, 'Accountability' Among Key Points Of Bowser Address

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Uber Tweaks Airport Pickups To Create 'Virtual Queue'

Faced with rules that prevent its drivers from hanging out on airport property waiting for rides, Uber is tweaking its system for ride-hailing pick-ups at Reagan National and Dulles International airports.

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