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All trails reopened following Rocky Mount fire

The Shenandoah National Park reports that all of the trails and roads impacted by the wildfire in its southern district are now open.

Deputies: Madison man shot in stomach after fight

Deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office say an altercation led to a shooting.

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Dominion Proposes Rate Decrease

Dominion Virginia Power has proposed a new fuel rate that it says will lower the average customer’s power bill.

The company wants to reduce a fuel charge which would lower a typical customer’s bill by about 3.8% or about $4.35.

The fuel charge makes up about 20% of the average bill, and a power company is not allowed to profit from the fee.

If approved, that rate change would take effect July 1st.

Man Pleads Guilty For Fake Cancer Scheme

A Charlottesville man could face up to 20 years in federal prison for a phony cancer scheme.

Fifty-seven-year-old Carmelo Carrozza pleaded guilty to wire fraud Tuesday.

Carrozza worked at The Greenbriar and lied to management in June of 2013 saying he had cancer. He left the resort, still collecting his salary, but instead of getting cancer treatments, Carrozza got a job at the UVA Darden School Foundation.

He has now agreed to pay back the more than $48,000 he received from the resort.

Sentencing is August 17.

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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.

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.

Brunelle excited for Team USA trials

Last month, William Monroe freshman, Sam Brunelle received a letter that very few athletes will ever get the chance to open. The 6'2" 15-year-old has been invited to try out for the U-17 US National Girls Basketball team.

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Former head of Argentine air force on trial for abduction

The former head of Argentina's air force and two ex-subordinates are on trial for alleged abduction and disappearance of activists during the South American nation's 1976-1983 dictatorship.

Entire Canadian city ordered to evacuate as wildfire creates widespread panic

A raging wildfire emptied Canada's main oil sands city, destroying entire neighborhoods of Fort McMurray, Alberta, where officials warned Wednesday that all efforts to suppress the fire have failed.

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