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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A former Virginia legislator has emphatically denied that he took a bribe to arrange funding for a teacher training center at Old Dominion University. Phillip Hamilton of Newport News testified Monday in his bribery and extortion trial in federal court in Richmond.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Newport News police say the remains of a newborn baby have been found in a storage area attached to a residence. A man living at the residence found a plastic bag containing the remains Sunday night while looking for items in the storage area. An autopsy is being performed to determine if the child was born alive.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Several universities in Virginia are reviewing their student sexual-misconduct policies after receiving guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. The April 4 letter outlined schools' responsibilities to address sexual violence under Title IX, which bars gender-based discrimination.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Construction is being halted at a planned nuclear manufacturing plant in Newport News. Areva Newport News says it is shelving the project due to unfavorable market conditions and uncertainty over U.S. energy policy.

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) A Harrisonburg man who pleaded guilty to causing a wreck that killed a roller derby player will spend more than three years in prison. Twenty-eight-year-old Anthony Cesar received a 10-year sentence with six and a half years suspended.

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) A Roanoke company has agreed to pay a $28,000 fine stemming from a gasoline spill in Bedford County that killed hundreds of fish and other aquatic life. Petroleum Marketers also will reimburse the state about $1,780.

SURRY, Va. (AP) State officials are investigating a report of asbestos exposure at Dominion Virginian Power's Surry Power Station. A contractor claimed asbestos exposure some time after a tornado knocked out the station's power on April 16.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.

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