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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Allegations of sexual abuse has North Carolina officials withdrawing 113 youth from treatment centers in Hampton Roads. The centers serve youth with mental, emotional and behavioral problems. North Carolina officials are investigating the complaint, made following a male youth's discharge on Jan. 31.

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) State lawmakers are raising concerns about the U.S. Postal Service's idea to close and consolidate some postal facilities in southern West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. Lawmakers in both states say they're not convinced mail delivery service disruptions will be minimal.

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) Dennis Hunt decided to create his own internet service instead of waiting for it to reach rural Virginia. The built-from-scratch network he created four years ago not only meets his needs, but those of 100 customers he has picked up between Appomattox and Concord. Hunt says his company has competitors but his service is better because he lives in the community.

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) College of William and Mary officials say five students who occupied the president's office in a protest over campus employees' pay face trespassing citations. The five were among 12 students who staged a sit-in yesterday in the president's office demanding a living wage for campus employees.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The War of 1812 and painter "Grandma" Moses are among the topics that will be covered by the latest batch of historical highway markers in Virginia. The Department of Historic Resources says it's approved 13 new markers.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) A former financial officer has been sentenced to four years in prison for embezzling more than $280,000 from a Virginia Beach church. Michele Moeser Roberts pleaded guilty last December to felony embezzlement. Prosecutors say the 62-year-old Roberts wrote herself checks and gave false financial statements to the treasurer at Kings Grant Baptist Church.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A former Virginia legislator has lost a bid to delay his trial on bribery and extortion charges. Philip Hamilton was indicted in January on charges of securing funding for a teacher training center at Old Dominion in exchange for a job as the center's director.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Property owners in Virginia have submitted hundreds of claims to insurers for damage caused by recent tornadoes. Spokeswomen for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. say most of the claims are concentrated in Gloucester County.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The ACLU of Virginia is challenging a fee charged by Richmond police to provide escorts for parades. The organization is asking the U.S. District Court to allow a coalition of local groups to hold a May Day parade without paying the fee.

ATLANTA (AP) Military officials say a World War II serviceman from Georgia will be buried tomorrow, 66 years after his plane went down on a small island in the Philippines. The remains of Army Air Forces Tech. Sgt. James Maynard of Ellenwood will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Property owners in Virginia have submitted hundreds of claims to insurers for damage caused by recent tornadoes. Spokeswomen for State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. say most of the claims are concentrated in Gloucester County.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The ACLU of Virginia is challenging a fee charged by Richmond police to provide escorts for parades. The organization is asking the U.S. District Court to allow a coalition of local groups to hold a May Day parade without paying the fee.

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