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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) State police are being kept busy along a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 64 from Williamsburg south to Newport News. Authorities say troopers responded to more than 25 crashes early today along that stretch of highway, and they continue to mount.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Senate has killed a measure to allocate funds received from possible offshore drilling for oil and gas off the state's coast to services such as education, health care and public safety. The measure had been pushed by new Gov. Bob McDonnell.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's House of Delegates has passed a bill that would ban the forced implantation of tracking devices in people. Warning of sinister privacy intrusions in an Orwellian world, Delegate Mark Cole says the bill means no one could be required to wear a tracking implant as a condition of employment.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Senate Finance Committee has overwhelmingly advanced legislation that would require online retailers to pay the same Virginia sales taxes that stores do. On a voice vote with only one dissent, Senator Emmett Hanger's bill heads to the full Senate amid concern about weak sales tax receipts and a $4 billion revenue shortfall.

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