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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Gov. Bob McDonnell says an expansion of J.Crew Group Incorporated's distribution center in Lynchburg will create 177 jobs. He says the apparel retailer plans to expand the facility by 100,000 square feet.

LANEXA, Va. (AP) A motorist has died in a collision between an Amtrak train and a vehicle in New Kent County. Amtrak spokeswoman Christina Leeds says Train 67 was traveling from Boston to Newport News when the accident occurred at 11 a.m. today in Lanexa.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Two legislative Democrats have told surprised colleagues that they aren't seeking re-election. Delegate Albert Pollard of Lancaster is retiring from the House of Delegates, and not for the first time. Seventy-year-old Senator Mary Margaret Whipple of Arlington also bade farewell on the eve of tomorrow's scheduled adjournment.

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) A partnership is getting funding from Virginia to plant trees from Gettysburg to Monticello as a living memorial for all soldiers who died in the Civil War. Secretary of Transportation Sean T. Connaughton and representatives of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership announced the $300,000 grant today at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Online Impersonation In the Crosshairs Of Virginia Lawmakers

Pretending to be someone else online could soon become a Class 1 misdemeanor under legislation being crafted by the Virginia Crime Commission.

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Online Impersonation In the Crosshairs Of Virginia Lawmakers

Pretending to be someone else online could soon become a Class 1 misdemeanor under legislation being crafted by the Virginia Crime Commission.

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