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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) A former executive who stole more than $42,000 from SunTrust Bank will spend eight months on home confinement. Douglas Calvin Powell of Roanoke must pay $42,805 in restitution and spend three years on supervised release when he completes his sentence.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) Circuit Court Judge William Alexander is considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the families of two students slain in the mass shootings at Virginia Tech. During court hearings that began Monday, attorneys are also arguing whether any of the defendants should be granted sovereign immunity.

KING GEORGE, Va. (AP) Conservation officers are investigating the fatal shooting of a deer hunter by another hunter in King George County. A Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries spokeswoman says 27-year-old Carrie L. Loving of Fredericksburg was standing near another hunter's truck when she was shot.

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