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RICHMOND, Va (AP) The day before Virginia state employees get their first pay boost in three years, Gov. Bob McDonnell says there won't be any pay raises coming. One-time bonuses of three percent will be included in paychecks for 117,000 state government workers tomorrow.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Capital Regional Airport Commission says passenger traffic at Richmond International Airport rose by 5.2 percent in October compared with the same period last year. The commission says there were 307,191 passengers in October, up from 291,882 in October 2009.

WINGINA, Va. (AP) Authorities have identified a seven-year-old boy who was fatally shot while hunting with his father and brother in Nelson County. Authorities say Connor Ryan Craig of Shipman shot at a deer with a pellet gun.

McLEAN, Va. (AP) A toddler has died after police say she was thrown six stories off a shopping mall walkway in Virginia by a woman believed to be her grandmother. Police say the two-and-a-half-year-old girl fell last night from a walkway that links the mall to a parking garage at Tysons Corner Center. The girl was taken to a hospital where she later died.

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