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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Another winter storm is trekking through Virginia. The storm is on a path through the central, southern and southwestern portions of the state. The National Weather Service says a winter storm warning is in effect until 7 p.m. today from Richmond south to the North Carolina border and until 7 a.m. Friday in places like Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Roanoke and Wytheville.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) A 32-year-old man accused of abducting a 12-year-old girl and taking her to California is back in Virginia to face charges. Jeffrey Easley is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon on charges of abducting Brittany Smith and credit card fraud.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Cash-strapped states are cutting back on a program that provides free medicine to people with HIV and leaving thousands of patients to wonder where their drugs will come from. At least 19 states, including Virginia, are cutting back.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) Staff members with the West Virginia Public Service Commission are again asking that an application for a multistate power line be dismissed. The proposed line would run from American Electric Power's John Amos plant in West Virginia, through northern Virginia, to a substation near Kemptown, Md.

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