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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Rap star Pusha T has been married at the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, attended the ceremony. The Virginian Pilot reports the rap star who grew up in Virginia Beach married his longtime girlfriend, Virginia Williams.

STERLING, Va. (AP) - A Sterling, Virginia, man has been charged in a fatal hit-and-run involving his sister. Michael Moreno was arrested in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on Saturday. He has been charged in Loudoun County, Virginia, with first-degree murder and felony hit-and-run. The victim has been identified as Nancy Moreno, of Sterling.

COVINGTON, Va. (AP) - Operators at Gathright Dam are scheduled to conduct a pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw. The pulse will begin at approximately 6 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday. It will be conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in coordination with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) - Smithfield Foods is closing the last smokehouse that creates the genuine Smithfield ham. A spokeswoman says the smokehouse had reached the end of its useful life and that, fortunately, the company has plenty of genuine Smithfield hams stockpiled to satisfy immediate demand. The ham is a signature product of the Smithfield, Virginia, area. State law requires a Smithfield ham to be cured in the town.

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