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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A planned 765 kilovolt power line from West Virginia to Maryland is off the table. American Electric Power and FirstEnergy announced Monday they were withdrawing applications to build the line in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) The security chief of a Massey Energy subsidiary has been charged with obstructing the investigation of an explosion that killed 29 miners at the Virginia-based company's Upper Big Branch Mine. Prosecutors say 60-year-old Hughie Elbert Stover is accused of lying to investigators.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) The FBI and local police from several states including Virginia are putting up new billboards in an effort to catch the so-called East Coast Rapist. He is believed to be responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997.

LANEXA, Va. (AP) State police have identified a man who was killed when his pickup truck collided with an Amtrak train in New Kent County. Police say 51-year-old Garry E. Small of Wakefield was attempting to cross the tracks when his pickup was hit by the train.

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