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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) A police chief says he's received no new leads in the search for a 12-year-old Roanoke County girl believed to be with her slain mother's live-in boyfriend. The Roanoke County Police told CBS's "The Early Show" today that police didn't receive information overnight that would be helpful in locating Brittany Mae Smith.

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) A former Staunton River High School football coach has pleaded guilty to having sex with two underage girls. Thirty-seven-year-old Rick Witt faces up to a year in jail on each of 10 misdemeanor counts when he's sentenced March 1.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia State Crime Commission is set to vote on a number of legislative proposals regarding police issues, protective orders and synthetic marijuana. The commission will vote today on whether to recommend the proposals to the General Assembly, which convenes in January.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) A foundation that develops affordable housing complexes is dedicating a new project for senior citizens in Charleston. Officials gather today to dedicate the Humanity Foundation's Seven Farms Village, a 42-unit affordable community on Daniel Island.

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