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Antique sleigh stolen from Virginia family

   BLUEFIELD, Va. (AP) -- A horse-drawn sleigh carrying precious memories for a Virginia family has been stolen from a Bluefield home.
   Cathy Payne says the antique sleigh has been in her family for 200 years. The family discovered the theft Tuesday morning and reported it to police.
   Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports that the sleigh is not just a decorative item, it had been used as a functional vehicle in the past.
   Payne says the sleigh weighing about 200 pounds couldn't have been moved off the front porch easily.
   Aside from being used as a decoration, the sleigh has appeared Christmas parades in Virginia and West Virginia.

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