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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Dominion Energy is announcing plans to move nine of its older, inefficient and rarely-used power-generating units across Virginia into a dormant status. Dominion officials say the change is among dozens being implemented after a months-long review of the company's power generation group. The nine units that will be moved this year to what's called "cold reserve status" are at five power stations. The units could be restarted if necessary.

ZUNI, Va. (AP) - A 5-year-old boy who Virginia authorities say had been abused by his mother has died. Lt. Tommy Potter of the Isle of Wight Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the boy died Tuesday evening. The child's mother, 32-year-old Jaye Lynn Hadley, was arrested days earlier on charges of felony child abuse and aggravated malicious wounding. Potter said 33-year-old Justin Cox was also charged with felony child neglect. The case began Jan. 8 after the boy was found unresponsive at a home in Zuni.

NEW YORK (AP) - Hugh Wilson, an award-winning director and writer whose credits ranged from the raucous film comedy "Police Academy" to the popular sitcom "WKRP in Cincinnati," has died at age 74. Wilson was a Miami, Florida native who found work with Mary Tyler Moore Productions in the mid-1970s and i 1978 created "WKRP," which drew upon Wilson's time working at a radio station in Atlanta. He was also successful in movies, directing "Police Academy" and the hit "The First Wives Club."

POUND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Corrections says a maximum-security inmate convicted of murder in the slayings of two men when he was 16 has died of apparent suicide. The Richmond Times Dispatch reports 20-year-old Jordyn M. Charity died Jan. 7 at Red Onion State Prison.

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