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HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) A Harrisonburg man accused of setting off an explosive device on a Norfolk Southern track has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge. Joshua A. Tripp received a one-year suspended sentence for tampering with a vehicle, a misdemeanor.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) A former U.S. Capitol Police officer from Woodbridge is facing sentencing in October after pleading guilty to distributing child pornography. Fifty-five-year-old Dennis Craig Bell faces between five and 20 years at sentencing.

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