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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) At least three tornadoes have touched down in central Virginia, and officials are investigating a possible storm-related fatality in Halifax County. The National Weather Service says two tornadoes hit Wednesday evening in Goochland County near Oilville and another in Farmville. At least three more were reported in central Virginia.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A tentative agreement has reached between Senate Democrats and Republicans over revised boundaries for the Senate's 40 districts statewide. Gov. Bob McDonnell vetoed the previous Senate plan, saying it divided too many communities and voting precincts.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech is going to appeal $55,000 in federal fines levied against the school for the way it handled a 2007 mass shooting that killed 32 students and faculty members. The fine was imposed in March after it was found that Tech had violated federal law by waiting too long to notify the campus of a potential threat.

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