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7 things you need to know about state police enforcement on July 4 weekend

Here are seven things you need to know about how Virginia State Police is stepping up enforcement for the July 4 holiday weekend.

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Virginia's Pamunkey Indian Tribe granted federal recognition

The designation allows federal spending on medical care, housing and education

Virginia expands DNA database to include more disdemeanors

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New law expands Virginia's DNA database

The chances of a person's DNA going into Virginia’s forensic database just got bigger. Effective July 1, the Commonwealth is expanding it.

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DOJ: Students' gender identity determines restroom use

The U.S. Justice Department says in a court filing that transgender students must be allowed to use the restroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

A behind the scenes look at the 2015 Salem Fair

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2015 Salem Fair features new rides, kiddie corral for families

The Salem Fair has been a summer tradition for thousands of people in Southwest Virginia for nearly 30 years. From new foods to new rides, the event always tries to put a new spin on an old event.

UPDATE: Both lanes of I-64 West still closed after tractor-trailer accident, fire in Albemarle Co.

A tractor-trailer accident caused major delays on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County on Tuesday.

Vendors prepare for an increase in sales

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Vendors prepare for an increase in fireworks sales this week

Fire and emergency crews are preparing for what could be a very busy week. We are just days away from the holiday weekend and people are already stocking up on fireworks.

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Woman accused of lying to Lyon sisters grand jury waives preliminary hearing

Patricia Welch was arrested December 5, 2014 and charged with perjury. Her case is now headed to a July session of the Bedford County Grand Jury for review.

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