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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) The medical records of a Virginia women's lacrosse player who was found dead in her apartment will remain sealed except for information about a prescription. Defense attorneys for 23-year-old George Huguely requested the medical records of Yeardley Love last week.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Children affected by emergencies in the days leading up to Christmas may need a little reassurance. That's why Santa is on call in Virginia Beach through Christmas Day. Through a program called Santa on the Air, Santa makes himself available to speak with Virginia Beach children who experience a pre-Christmas emergency.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A man wrongfully accused in the murder of two women in a Staunton ice cream parlor in 1964 is suing the city for $200 million. William Thomas was acquitted in the murder of Constance Hevener in 1968, but a murder indictment for Carolyn Hevener Perry's death remained in place until 2008.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) Union First Market Bank plans to buy NewBridge Bank's branch in Harrisonburg. Union First Market Bankshares CEO G. William Beale says the Richmond-based community banking company will have 91 branches in Virginia after the acquisition is completed.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) The Virginia Marine Resources Commission has rejected an appeal by watermen who want to dredge for oysters in the James River until March 31. About 100 watermen signed the petition seeking an extention of 90 days.

WASHINGTON (AP) A D.C. fire official says two Virginia high school students have been taken to a hospital because of a recreational drug overdose. A D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman says the students were from a high school in Stafford County, Va.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Two death-row inmates have lost bids to introduce new evidence in their appeals based on the recent criminal conviction of a lead investigator in their cases. The investigator -- Robert Ford -- was convicted of extortion and lying to the FBI in October. He retired in 2007.

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