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Bacon Festival Coming to Charlottesville

CURED: Central Virginia Bacon Festival is coming to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion in late-May. The inaugural festival will celebrate the local food scene in Central Virginia and featured bacon-inspired dishes paired with local craft beer and cider.

Fire Crews Work to Contain Brush Fire in Albemarle County

Several fire crews worked Tuesday afternoon to bring a brush fire under control in Albemarle County. The fire burned nine acres near Advance Mills Road.

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NTSB Releases Crash Information

The National Transportation Safety Board has released further information into what happened in the small plane crash that killed 16-year-old flight student Ryan McCall.

McCall was the only occupant in an airplane that fell from the sky during take-off, and NTSB officials say its common for students to fly alone at 16.

NTSB public affairs office has said witnesses saw the plane climb, then bank left and crash.

An official preliminary report will be released next week.

CSX Fined

(Metro) The State Water Control Board is approving a $361-thousand dollar civil penalty against CSX. 

The action follows a oil tanker derailment last April which led to an oil spill and fire along the James River in Lynchburg. 

The Department of Environmental Quality had asked for the penalty and for CSX to pay $18,500 dollars in reimbursement for the investigation of the oil spill.

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'Hoos Land Florida Receiver in Recruiting

On Monday, the Virginia football team landed its second verbal commitment in three days for the recruiting class of 2016.

'Hoos Lose La Prise for Season

It's been about a month since John La Prise last appeared in the Virginia baseball team's starting lineup. And the junior won't be back on the field for the Wahoos until next season.

Big Weekend Helps Wahoos in ACC Standings

The ACC Coastal Division baseball standings look a bit different from a week ago -- particularly from the UVa perspective.

Brogdon, Anderson Earn All-America Honors

Junior guard Malcolm Brogdon is Virginia's first Associated Press All-American since Ralph Sampson in 1983

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Niger, Chad troops fend off Boko Haram attack, destroy militant base inside Nigeria

Niger says its troops fended off an attack on its territory by Boko Haram and destroyed a base used by the Islamic extremists inside neighboring Nigeria.

Son of Argentine president says news reports claiming he had bank account in the US are false

The son of Argentina's president on Tuesday denied anonymously sourced press reports alleging he had foreign bank accounts, calling them false accusations designed to smear his mother's administration.

At least 4 killed, dozens captured in clash between vigilante groups in troubled Mexican state

A clash between two vigilante "self-defense" groups in the troubled Mexican state of Guerrero killed at least four people and dozens more were taken prisoner by each side, a leader of one of the groups said Tuesday.

Nigeria's president-elect Muhummadu Buhari is known as strict, severe from his earlier rule

Nigeria's next president, the first opposition candidate to unseat a democratically elected president in the country's history, also knows how to take power through other means.

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