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Campus Sexual Violence Task Force Gives McAuliffe Recommendations

The Governor's Task Force on Campus Sexual Violence has given its recommendations to Governor Terry McAuliffe. McAuliffe Also ceremoniously signed two bills addressing reporting and responding to reports of sexual violence on campus.

Co-Champions Crowned in 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the National Spelling Bee.

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Martese Johnson In Court Today

University of Virginia third-year Martese Johnson is due in court today.

The University of Virginia student found himself at the center of a controversy in March when he was arrested by Virginia ABC agents on the Corner in downtown Charlottesville, charged with public intoxication and obstruction of justice.

Johnson’s lawyer Daniel Watkins has filed a motion to have the charges dismissed, alleging ABC agents had no reasonable suspicion to arrest Johnson

Today’s court appearance will set the date for the motions hearing to be heard.

Kidnapping Suspect Arrested

A Troy resident is under arrest  for assaulting a woman and holding her against her will in a hotel room.

35-year-old Derrick Rondelle Payne of Troy and the victim were reportedly staying in a hotel room Friday when Payne allegedly became upset and began choking the woman.

The victim said Payne then would not allow her to leave the hotel room, but she did manage to get out Saturday morning.

Tuesday, she made the report to police who say she had suffered minor injuries and bruising.

Payne was arrested in Fork Union Wednesday and is facing multiple charges including felonious assault, strangulation and abduction and kidnapping.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Will Host Iowa in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Iowa will make the trip to John Paul Jones Arena this December to face the Virginia women's basketball team in the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Conference 29 Adjusts Thursday's Playoff Schedule

Because of the threat of storms in the forecast, Conference 29 has adjusted its playoff schedule for Thursday.

Ex-Cav Moses Preps for Year Two with Redskins

Current Washington Redskins offensive lineman, Morgan Moses is prepping for his second year in the National Football League.

O'Connor: Kirby Won't Pitch This Weekend

Last week at the ACC Tournament, Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor left the door open for a potential return by junior lefty Nathan Kirby in the Cavaliers' NCAA regional. O'Connor didn't rule out the possibility on Monday, either.

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Chilean customs workers end strike that has halted exports by fruit and salmon industries

Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.

Iraqi officials say 2 car bombs kill 10 people in Baghdad

Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner leaves jail in ambulance, Trinidad official says

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner has left a jail in Trinidad by ambulance a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessman.

200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port; were to be exported illegally to Asia

Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million.

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