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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Kentucky Utilities' residential customers in Virginia will see higher electricity bills starting Friday. State officials say the customers will pay $5.44 per month more because the utility is trying to recover its fuel costs.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A man freed after spending 27 years in prison is asking a Virginia court to exonerate him. Attorneys for Thomas Haynesworth and prosecutors told an appeals court today that he clearly is innocent and deserves to be cleared. A decision isn't expected for several weeks.

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) Authorities say a man flew into Dulles International Airport after ingesting nearly four pounds of heroin in a smuggling attempt. Court records say 45-year-old Ebodor Okenwa is expected to have a detention hearing tomorrow. Authorities say the heroin had a street value of about $125,000.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The governor has vetoed bills to increase the maximum damage award for a medical malpractice lawsuit and created stiffer penalties for environmental infractions. He still has to make public scores of amendments to the state's $80 billion biennial budget.

ELKHORN CITY, Ky. (AP) Kentucky State Police are investigating the discovery of human bones near a park on the Kentucky-Virginia state line. Fishermen discovered the remains on the Russell Fork of the Big Sandy River. The state medical examiner's office in Frankfort is examining the remains.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Two weekend incidents targeting a Jewish student are being investigated by University of Virginia police. The student, Keenan Davis, contends that the incidents are linked to allegations of hazing at a fraternity.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) A snake enthusiast and three other men arrested after a fatal copperhead bite in southeastern Tennessee go to court facing misdemeanor charges. They are accused of violating a ban on possessing, housing and transporting wildlife that is native to the state.

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