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Jurors in former Va. governor's corruption case to resume deliberations Wednesday

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jurors in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife will resume their deliberations Wednesday morning after breaking for the day.

They deliberated for more than five hours Tuesday after getting instructions from U.S. District Judge James S. Spencer.

Jurors must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count federal indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loan from Jonnie Williams, former CEO of dietary supplements maker Star Scientific Inc., in exchange for special favors.

The seven-man, five-woman jury heard from dozens of witnesses and reviewed a mountain of exhibits over the past five weeks.


10 traffic deaths in Va. during Labor Day weekend

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say 10 people died in traffic accidents over the four-day Labor Day weekend.

That's up from the nine fatalities recorded during the same holiday period in 2013.

State police said Tuesday that four of the victims weren't wearing seatbelts. Alcohol was a factor in at least two fatal wrecks

The fatal crashes occurred in Accomack, Roanoke, Chesterfield, Henry, King George, Prince George, Rockbridge and Rockingham counties.

Troopers also arrested 109 impaired drivers. More than 11,850 motorists were cited for speeding and more than 3,480 were cited for reckless driving.

The statistical counting period was from Friday through midnight Monday.


10-year-old recovering after Va. hunting accident

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) - A 10-year-old is recovering after being accidentally sprayed with shotgun pellets in Dinwiddie County during the first day of dove hunting season.

The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries said the boy was struck with small pellets from a shotgun shell on Monday afternoon.

The boy who hasn't been identified was treated and released from a local hospital.

Officials say the incident occurred when a hunter fired at a dove in flight. The boy was hunting with his father.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that no one has been charged but the incident remains under investigation.


Report issued on DC girl's disappearance

WASHINGTON (AP) - A review of District of Columbia government interactions with the family of a missing 8-year-old girl has recommended more than two dozen policy changes but concluded that none of those reforms would have prevented her disappearance.

Relisha Rudd was last seen on March 1 in the company of a janitor at the homeless shelter where Relisha lived with her mother and brothers. Relisha's family had allowed her to spend time with Khalil Tatum. After Relisha was reported missing, the body of Tatum's wife was found in a motel, and Tatum was later found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The District government released a report on Tuesday about its dealings with Relisha's family. Officials say one reason her disappearance couldn't have been prevented is that her relatives provided misleading information.


Court agrees with Va., Md. in state boundary case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Maryland court has weighed in on a dispute over the state boundaries of Virginia and Maryland along the Potomac River.

At issue was whether the state line between the states moved over time as the profile of the shoreline changed through natural erosion and growth.

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals court ruled Friday that the low-water-mark boundary in the Potomac River moves and isn't fixed where the mark was when the boundary was established in 1877.

It affirmed the lower court's decision that a landowner on the Maryland side of the Potomac River did not own small amounts of property formed by growth on the Virginia side.

The court agreed with a friend of the court brief filed by attorneys general from Virginia and Maryland in May.


Brewer, Hokies eager for test vs. No. 8 Buckeyes

Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer hasn't had to wait long for his first huge stage.

The Hokies play at No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday night.

Virginia Tech is no stranger to big games, but has struggled to show it belongs among the elite in recent years. The Hokies have lost six of their last seven games against ranked opponents, many of them in lopsided fashion.

Brewer says a victory before 105,000 fans at Ohio Stadium would be "huge" to show that the Hokies are still a powerhouse program. The Buckeyes have won 25 consecutive regular season games, the longest such streak in the nation, and 64 in a row at home against unranked non-conference foes.

Says Brewer: "This is what college football is all about."

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