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ABINGDON, Va. (AP) A Virginia man faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to pay the Internal Revenue Service nearly $1 million in payroll taxes. Authorities say Robert Bonin owns Potomac Rowing and Sailing in Buchanan County.

HERNDON, Va. (AP) A Virginia technology center is getting a $200,000 federal grant to improve the detection of poor ventilation and other dangerous gas conditions in underground coal mines. Officials say the funding will be used to adapt sensors and wireless communication devices.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Several inmates who have refused to have their hair cut have spent more than a decade in solitary confinement. Corrections officials say more than 30 prisoners who were out of compliance with the hair policy have been moved to the high-security Keen Mountain Correctional Center.

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