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Charlottesville Police Ask for Help to Solve Burglary

The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating a burglary that occurred Tuesday and needs the public's help.

Dominion Customers Could Get Some Money Back

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring's office says customers of Dominion Virginia Power are entitled to a small refund, one that would have been much bigger if Dominion-backed legislation hadn't become law last year.

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It's The Big Latch-On

(Metro) Mothers around the world are encouraged to breastfeed their babies today and tomorrow as part of the "Big Latch On." 

One of many events going on to promote breastfeeding is MILK An Infant Feeding Conference in Los Angeles.

Xza Higgins is founder of MommyCon and co-founder of the MILK conference. 

Groups of women will breastfeed their babies at the same time to generate awareness of the benefits of breastfeeding. 

Another goal is to help communities support breastfeeding in public areas. 

Women will simultaneously breastfeed their babies at 10:00 tomorrow morning to try to set a world record for infant-feeding.

Obama Restores Pell Grants

(Metro) President Obama is restoring Pell Grants for prisoners today. 

Congress cut inmates out of the program that provides grants for college costs in 1994. 

A number of studies have shown that inmates who complete college degrees while they're in prison are much less likely to commit crimes again after they're released. 

The grants are named for the late Senator Claiborne Pell. 

When Congress was debating making prisoners ineligible for grants, the Rhode Island Democrat said, "Diplomas are crimestoppers." 

Pell argued that it costs much less to educate a prisoner than it does to keep one behind bars.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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Flucos Open First Camp of Szarmach Era

Steve Szarmach admitted Thursday morning that because of the heat and humidity in Central Virginia, he had to limit what the Fluvanna County football team did on the first day of practice.

For RG3, Focus Is on Future

Robert Griffin III says he wants to put his up-and-down past in the NFL behind him and "focus on the future."

Four UVa Opponents in Preseason Coaches Poll

Thursday's release of the preseason FBS coaches poll provided further prove that the Virginia football team will face one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the country this season.

Inaugural Tom Sox Season Ends in Walk-Off Loss

Blake Sides blooped a base hit to right field to drive in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving Covington a 6-5 win over Charlottesville to clinch the final spot in the Valley League playoffs this summer.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Jewish extremists kill Palestinian toddler, torch homes in West Bank

Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing lawlessness of extremist Jewish settlers that Israel is either unable or unwilling to contain.

US Embassy says American woman killed in South Africa

A 39-year-old American woman was killed in a hotel room in Cape Town this week and a murder suspect of Guatemalan origin has been arrested, South African police said Friday.

Senegal court sentences journalist to 6 months in jail for acts of homosexuality

A Senegalese court sentenced Friday a well-known journalist to six months in prison for acts of homosexuality, which is illegal in this West African country.

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