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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Tomorrow flags will be flown at half-staff statewide to mark the fourth anniversary of the massacre at Virginia Tech. The governor has declared tomorrow as Virginia Tech Remembrance Day. Thirty-two people were shot to death by a student gunman on April 16th, 2007.

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Four years after the Virginia Tech shootings, university officials insist they did nothing wrong by waiting two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose. Tomorrow, the school will mourn the 32 victims of the April 16, 2007 mass shooting with a 3.2-mile Run for Remembrance and a candlelight vigil.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) An ammonia leak at a business in Norfolk has sent two workers to the hospital. The leak at Americold Logistics was reported at about 11:30 a.m. today. Officials say workers reported that a piece of equipment hit a pipe leading to a tank of ammonia.

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