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WYTHEVILLE, Va. (AP) Virginia State Police say two people are dead and at least a dozen are injured following three multi-vehicle crashes on a foggy stretch of Interstate 77 in southwestern Virginia. Officials closed the southbound lanes from Wytheville to the North Carolina border.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell is calling for special elections on Jan. 11 to fill General Assembly vacancies created by the elections of Sen. Robert Hurt and Delegate Morgan Griffith to Congress. Hurt and Griffith rode the Republican wave that swept through Virginia on Nov. 2.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The University of Virginia plans to allow high school seniors to learn before the national notification date whether they've been admitted to the school without being committed to enrolling. U.Va. admissions dean Greg Roberts discussed the "early-action" plan today at a Board of Visitors meeting. The policy will take effect in fall 2011.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) The driver in a 2009 crash that injured U.S. national team forward Charlie Davies and killed a female passenger has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving. Maria Espinoza of Clarksville, Md. pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria on Tuesday.

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