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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Nine employees of the city of Richmond are now charged with claiming overtime hours that they didn't work. Prosecutors say all nine worked either for the city's departments of public works or public utilities.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) Virginia Beach police say a motorist has been charged with failure to yield the right of way in a collision that killed a parking enforcement worker. Authorities say 21-year-old Cory James Dyer died yesterday about an hour after the accident occurred.

BLADENSBURG, Md. (AP) Police in Maryland have identified a Virginia woman as the person who was found shot outside an apartment building. Prince George's County police have identified the woman as 33-year-old Shawnta Lysheema Coleman, of Alexandria.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Billionaire Donald Trump has bought the Kluge Estate Winery and Vineyards in Charlottesville. Trump officials say he's interested in making wines and is in talks with former owners William Moses and Patricia Kluge about running the operation.

TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) Tazewell County is seeing an increase in claims submitted for the county's $50 coyote bounty. Coyote claim payments have increased from $2,500 in the bounty's first year in 2000 to $20,350 so far this year.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) Potential problems with a witness may cause the case against a former CIA officer who's charged with leaking classified documents to a reporter to not make it to trial. Jeffrey Sterling is accused of leaking secrets about Iran to New York Times reporter James Risen.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The national president of a motorcycle gang has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. A federal judge in Virginia today sentenced Jack Rosga of Milwaukee for racketeering and conspiracy to commit violence in aid of racketeering.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A Senate redistricting plan friendly to Democrats has sped through the Senate. Democrats, who control the Senate, paired their plan with the Republican-authored House plan engineered to cut Democratic seats. The House and Senate will take Friday off and return Monday to finish legislative lines and take up congressional redistricting.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A Philadelphia man has been sentenced to two years in prison for threatening U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia in a YouTube video. Prosecutors say Norman LeBoon called the Republican congressman "a liar" and "a Lucifer" in the video and vowed to shoot him.

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