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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police are cracking down on speeders on three segments of interstate highways through tomorrow. The agency calls the initiative Operation Air, Land and Speed. The focus is on Interstate 77 outside of Wytheville, Interstate 295 in the Richmond metro area, and Interstate 85 south of the Petersburg-Hopewell area.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's Gov. McDonnell is urging the state's residents to join their West Virginia neighbors in a moment of silence in memory of the victims of last week's deadly mine explosion. Twenty-nine miners died in the explosion at Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch mine in Montcoal, W.Va.

SALEM, Va. (AP) A car smashing into the box office won't stop ticket sales for the Salem Red Sox home opener. The general manager says yesterday's accident may cause some logistical issues. But he says the team will find the best solution to get people to the ballpark.

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