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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Authorities have identified a woman who was killed when her car ran off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel and plunged into the water. Chesapeake Bay Bridge Police and Virginia Beach police continue to investigate the death of 51-year-old Jean Calcagno of Virginia Beach.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Energy provider Dominion Resources says it purchased more than $300 million in goods and services from diverse suppliers in 2010.

The Richmond-based company said today that spending with diverse suppliers increased to $312 million in last year from $239 million in 2009. That's an increase of nearly 31 percent.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) A U.S. Marine Corps detachment that's been assigned to Redstone Arsenal since 1972 is about to leave for a new home in Virginia. The detachment will move to new, custom-built quarters in Fort Lee, Va. It's part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A Virginia Beach-based humanitarian aid organization has sent a team to assist the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Operation Blessing International staff and volunteers arrived over the weekend in Sendai.

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