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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A judge has kept alive the battle to block a Walmart store near an endangered Civil War battlefield in Virginia. A judge in Orange County ruled today that residents and a preservation group can go forward with their challenge of a planned Walmart store near the Wilderness Battlefield in Locust Grove.

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) Arlington County police say a Fairfax County man has died after officers used a stun gun to subdue him. Police say the man, 32-year-old Adil Jouamai (eh-DILL' jew-AH'-mee) was naked and combative with the officers, and that's when an officer fired a stun gun. Moments later, officers noticed he was no longer breathing.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles has dropped its toll-free customer service number to save money. The DMV says the toll-free number (866) 368-5463 has been replaced with (804) 497-7100, effective today.

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