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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Videos just coming to light show the crew of a Navy aircraft carrier got an eyeful on shipboard TV. The gay slurs and suggestive shower scenes in the clips were made not by some sailor run amok but by the ship's second-most powerful officer, Capt. Owen Honors.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A group is working to get a specialty license plate celebrating Richmond's James River Park. The Friends of James River Park needs to collect at least 350 applications before the plates could be produced.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A study indicates trout streams are on the rebound in Virginia. The study by University of Virginia scientists says the water quality for brook trout has improved markedly since 2000.

LOUISA, Va. (AP) Authorities are investigating the death of a Louisa County man who was shot in a hunting accident. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says 49-year-old Timothy Kevin Hall of Mineral was shot in the head on Saturday.

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