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Report: Same-Sex Marriage Could Mean Big Money For Virginia

(METRO) - A new report shows Virginia could see a huge economic impact from legalizing gay marriage. 

A UCLA think tank claims the state could generate $60 million over the course of three years from allowing same-sex couples to marry. 

About 7,000 same-sex couples would take the opportunity to get married in Virginia, according to The Williams Institute. 

The ban was struck down by a federal judge in February, but the decision is stalled pending a ruling by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

100-Year-Old Man Dies After Wreck

Albemarle County police are investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 100-year-old man.

Robert Hayes of Earlysville died from his injuries on Friday.

He was the passenger in a car involved in a head-on crash last Wednesday on Ivy Road.

Others involved in the crash were taken to the hospital but are expected to recover.

This is the third fatal wreck in Albemarle County this year. Last year there were 11.

Charlottesville Stormwater Utility Fee Begins Next Week

The City of Charlottesville will begin its stormwater utility fee on April 28th, after approval of the fee was made last year. The fee will help the city maintain and upgrade its stormwater drainage system.

City Council Approves Measures for Charlottesville Public Works

Charlottesville City Council met Monday night, and unanimously voted to approve two measures to maintain public works in the city. This includes pothole repairs, changes to recycling collection, and improving the stormwater system.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Add Shayok to Incoming Recruiting Class

The Virginia men's basketball team has made a late addition to its incoming recruiting class.

Blue Ridge Lacrosse Players Sign NLIs

Four Blue Ridge senior lacrosse players who were teammates will be rivals in the future, after they signed letters of intent to play at competing schools on Tuesday.

Cavs' ACC Schedule Includes Visits from Duke, Louisville

Virginia's defense of its ACC title next men's basketball season will include home games against four conference opponents that reached the NCAA Tournament this year.

Miller School Hosting HS Mountain Bike Race

Over 120 of the best high school cyclists in Virginia will be at The Miller School Tuesday for the third event of the season in the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Lebanese Parliament holds a round of voting for head of state but fails to elect president

Lebanon's Parliament has held a round of voting but failed to elect a new head of state in its first try before President Michel Suleiman's six-year term expires on May 25.

Syrian lawmaker is first to announce his candidacy in presidential elections

Syria's parliament speaker says a lawmaker has announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election — the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless civil war.

In India's sprawling election, Hinduism's holiest city is most-watched battleground

For tens of millions of Hindus, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage.

Purchasing manager survey shows business activity at highest level in 3 years

Business activity in Europe has risen to its highest level in three years as a once-shaky economic recovery gains speed.

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