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Interstate 81 sinkhole causes issues in Washington County

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are working on Friday to fix a sinkhole on Interstate 81 in Washington County.

Senate panel passes update to No Child Left Behind law

A Senate panel has unanimously passed legislation updating the No Child Left Behind education law, setting up a likely vote by the full Senate this spring.

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Kaine delivers Senate speech to mark Virginia Tech anniversary

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine marked the 8th anniversary of the Virginia Tech tragedy with a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

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Court rules Virginia judge lacked authority over Yelp information

The Virginia Supreme Court has ruled that a judge lacked authority to order the website Yelp to reveal the names of people who posted negative comments about a carpet cleaning business.

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Virginia lawmakers put off vote limiting lobbyist gifts

Virginia lawmakers delayed a vote on ethics reform legislation Wednesday over concerns the measure could be interpreted as putting a $100 lifetime limit on gifts to public officials from lobbyists and others who have financial interests with the state.

Police spokesperson in Fairfax County charged with possession of child porn

A Fairfax County police spokesman has been charged with possession of child pornography.

Band members remember Percy Sledge

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Percy Sledge's backup band is from Southwest Virginia

As the world remembers music legend Percy Sledge, WDBJ 7 has learned he had ties to the Roanoke Valley. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer died Tuesday morning. He was best known for singing the classic song "When a Man Loves a Woman,” but some knew him better for his attitude and passion for music.

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Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush to deliver Liberty University commencement

Liberty University says former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will be its keynote commencement speaker May 9.

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