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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A state report says Virginia could save thousands of taxpayer dollars by improving the management and oversight of wireless contracts. The report by Auditor of Public Accounts Walter Kucharski's office says the state spends more than $6 million to supply about 11,400 mobile phones to state workers.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A northern Virginia man has pleaded guilty to fatally shaking his 9-month-old son. Herbert Price Jr. pleaded guilty yesterday to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his son, Dylan Price of Burke.

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