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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Dozens of gun control activists gathered today at the Virginia Capitol to remember Martin Luther King Jr. and to fight against bills that would relax Virginia's gun laws. The vigil came hours after hundreds of gun-toting citizens gathered to support bills that, if passed, would place Virginia among U.S states with the weakest gun controls.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) The National Weather Service says parts of southwest Virginia should brace this evening for a mix of rain and snow. Forecasters say the winter mix should switch over to freezing rain and rain after midnight and they are urging motorists to exercise caution.

GRETNA, Va. (AP) Authorities say a Virginia man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 7-month-old girl after a weekend shooting. The Pittsylvania County sheriff says Nikko Lemar King was arrested Sunday and is accused of firing into a Gretna residence earlier that day as gunshots struck the infant.

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