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Dominion releases test results from water at Bremo Power Station

The weekly test results are being released to monitor the flow of the treated ash pond water into the James River.

Ex-mayor pleads to misusing public money

The former mayor of a tiny town in southwest Virginia has pleaded guilty to using public funds to improve and repair her home.

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Bremo Waste Water Cleaner Than Required

Dominion has been pumping treated coal ash waste water from its Bremo Power Plant into the James River for over a week now, and the company has just released the first official water quality test results.

Opponents to permits allowing the water dump said a contamination limit of over 500 parts of arsenic per million parts of water was too high.

Dominion apparently agreed.

The latest testing revealed an arsenic level of less than 5 parts per million parts of water.

Dominion Spokesman James Williams said the company is not surprised.

“”Well, they’re exactly what we anticipated, that the system is working as designed,” said Williams.

The company previously said the waste water would be purified above and beyond the permit requirements.

Pleasants Sworn In For Interim

Tuesday, Charlottesville Police Officer Gary Pleasants was officially sworn in as Interim Acting Police Chief.

The department’s new chief, Al Thomas, will take the reigns on May 23rd, and Pleasants says he’s expecting a smooth transition.

“”We’ve put a number of documents together at Chief Longo’s direction for Chief Thomas; and they’re sitting in the box in the chief’s office now, and when he arrives I will go over those with him,” said Pleasants.

Thomas says he’s using the next three weeks to relocate to the area.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos back in NCAA Tournament

The Virginia women's tennis team is back in the NCAA Tournament as they draw a 14-seed and will host first and second round match ups.

'Hoos head into exams in six-game winning streak

No. 13 Virginia used a four-run fifth inning to take control of Tuesday's visit to Liberty, and wrapped up an eight-game road swing by beating the Flames 7-3.

'Hoos sweep ACC series with Pitt

The No. 21 Virginia baseball team took down Pitt on Sunday, May 1, 9-1, to sweep the series.

Brogdon invited to NBA Draft Combine

Coming off one of the best seasons in Virginia basketball history, guard Malcolm Brogdon has reportedly been invited to this year's NBA Draft Combine.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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The Latest: Paris police, protesters scuffle over migrants

The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local): 11:00 a.m.

Independent Algerian paper faces closure threat

Independent Algerian newspaper El Khabar is facing likely closure after the government cracked down on its ad revenue and challenged its pending sale in court.

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

Syrian state media say three people have been killed in renewed rebel shelling of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo.

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