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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell says a package of economic development bills he proposes will create 29,300 new jobs and boost state revenue by about $311 million in five years. McDonnell outlined the proposals Monday evening, including millions more to recruit business, boost tourism and entice Hollywood to shoot more movies in Virginia.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia state police say human remains have been discovered on a southern Albermarle County farm. The skeletal remains were discovered Tuesday morning on the Anchorage Farm by owner David Bass.

SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) Fairfax County authorities say two men have been killed in a house fire. Fire department spokesman Dan Schmidt says crews arrived at the home early Tuesday. Schmidt says during a search of the home, authorities found the bodies of the two men.

SOMERVILLE, N.J. (AP) A New Jersey judge has set bail at $75,000 for a Virginia man facing charges after authorities seized a cache of weapons and ammunition from a motel room where he was staying. Forty-three-year-old Lloyd Woodson of Reston, Va., appeared briefly before Superior Court Judge John Pursel in Somerville on Tuesday.

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