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Virginia Board of Education revising school accreditation standards

The new ratings will differentiate schools that are close to meeting the requirements for full accreditation, or that are making significant progress, from those that are not.

Gov. McAuliffe wants brewery to build new site in Virginia

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he is incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site.

Virginia man sentenced for trafficking cigarettes

A former Virginia businessman who failed to report 350 cash cigarette sales of $10,000 or more has been sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Supreme Court won't hear appeal for UVA lacrosse player accused of murder

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a former University of Virginia lacrosse player convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend.

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Teen rescued after breaking leg in West Virginia cave

The Blacksburg Cave Rescue Group and Volunteer Rescue Squad returned home early Saturday morning after helping to rescue a teenager from a cave in Monroe County, West Virginia.

Virginia weather roundup: Gov. McAuliffe says state 'dodged a bullet' with Joaquin

Virginia State Police say they've responded to dozens of vehicle crashes throughout the state as heavy rains cause problems for motorists.

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Jesse Matthew gets three life sentences for 2005 rape in Fairfax

Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, has been sentenced to three life prison terms for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia.

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Governor McAuliffe warns of problems getting lethal injection drugs

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the state may have difficulty in the future obtaining lethal injection drugs if the manufacturers can't be shielded from the public.

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