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Pond Search Completed In Alexandria Murder Investigation

The search of a pond in Fairfax County in relation to three high-profile unsolved murders in Alexandria is over. Police officials say the FBI helped them with the search for evidence, but they won't say what they found, if anything.

The pond is located near a home belonging to Charles Severance's parents. Police say they want to talk to Severance in relation to the murders, although they have not named him as a suspect.

Severance is being held in West Virginia on an unrelated gun charge out of Loudoun County, and Virginia is pushing to have him extradited. An attorney representing the 53-year-old man says the arrest was a "sham."

Severance was a fringe candidate in three elections in Alexandria, where people remember him as an eccentric who wore all black to candidate forums with sunglasses and gloves. His extradition hearing is set for April 23.


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Invasive Insect Could Wreak Havoc On U.S. Tomato Crop

A virginia tech plant pathologist says it's time to implement quarantine measures on tomatoes being imported from other countries where the South American Tomato Leafminer has already taken hold.

Chaffetz Leaps Into Race To Succeed Boehner As Speaker

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced he will run for speaker of the House, challenging GOP majority leader Kevin McCarthy to become the successor to outgoing Speaker John Boehner.

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