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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia.

Police spokesman Scott Leamon says in a news release that authorities received a report of an unresponsive child yesterday afternoon in Roanoke. Emergency responders pronounced the girl dead at the scene.

NEW KENT, Va. (AP) - Authorities are searching for a missing boater in New Kent County.

Police tell media outlets that witnesses reported seeing the man jump into the Pamunkey River yesterday after his boat stalled. Witnesses said the man tried to swim to the shore. But he went under water and didn't resurface.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A review by The Associated Press has found that a Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission's powerful chairman.

The grants are not illegal, but they are part of a rocky history of questionable spending of the Virginia Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard says three men escaped injury after their jet ski overturned near Fort Monroe.

A Coast Guard response boat crew rescued the men following the accident on Sunday.

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