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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) No charges have been filed after a Virginia Beach parking enforcement officer died after being injured when his scooter collided with a sport utility vehicle. Authorities identified the victim as 21-year-old Cory James Dyer of Virginia Beach.

NARROWS, Va. (AP) Celanese and the union representing workers at its plant in Narrows have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract. Union representatives say that members of the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees Local 2024 began voting on the proposed contract today and voting will continue tomorrow.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Fishermen are bypassing North Carolina processing centers and are taking their catches to Virginia instead. Officials say that's because the Oregon Inlet is no longer deep enough for large fishing boats.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia isn't competing for a share of $2.4 billion in federal high-speed rail funds that Florida rejected. The deadline to apply was Monday. Two dozen states, plus Washington, D.C., and Amtrak, have asked for a share of the funding.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) The deadly Upper Big Branch mine explosion, black lung disease, disaster response and other subjects are on the agenda of a two-day mine safety meeting in Charleston. Wheeling Jesuit University's fourth mining health and safety symposium starts today in Charleston.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) Busch Gardens Williamsburg is celebrating the first birth of a Clydesdale colt at the park. The unnamed 150-pound colt was born early Tuesday.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Officials at the University of Virginia say the state is giving the school $64.5 million to renovate a classroom building built after World War II. The president says the money for the major renovation of New Cabell Hall had previously been approved but not funded.

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