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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The father of Morgan Harrington says the location of her remains in a remote area suggests a local link to her death. At a brief news conference Wednesday in Charlottesville, Dan Harrington said her remains were found at a location that only would be known by someone local.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Senate has passed a bill to allow police to pull over and ticket drivers for not wearing a seat belt. The bill passed 24-16 Wednesday and heads to the House, where similar efforts have died in past years.

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) The suspect in the slayings of eight people in Virginia has hired two Roanoke attorneys. Appomattox County prosecutor Darrel Puckett says Christopher Speight has retained C.J. Covati and Neil Horn. The lawyers did not immediately return phone messages Wednesday.

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) A Virginia court has set a March 18 execution date for a man who killed a 16-year-old girl and bragged about it in a letter to prosecutors once he thought he couldn't be convicted. Thirty-one-year-old Paul Warner Powell has chosen to die by electrocution.

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