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Fatal Crashes Shed Light on Poor Seat Belt Usage

A fatal crash on Garth Road on Saturday morning marked the fourth such crash in the past week in Albemarle County. Albemarle County police officials said at least four people involved in those crashes were not wearing seat belts.

Jeep Hack Leads to Vehicle Recall

Dodge, Chrysler, and Jeep are recalling several vehicles to prevent hackers from taking control of them.

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Richmond Fraternity Suspended Indefinitely

(Metro) Sigma Alpha Epsilon is suspended indefinitely at the University of Richmond. 

The fraternity chapter was suspended Friday for violating university policy. 

A university spokeswoman did not provide details, but she said there was more than one violation. 

In 2014, the fraternity chapter at Washington and Lee was suspended by the national headquarters for three years.

State Fair Coming

(Metro) Discounted State Fair tickets go on sale soon. 

Tickets can be purchased starting August 3rd at StateFairVA.org. 

The State Fair of Virginia starts September 25th and runs through October 4th in Caroline County. 

Fans can get a season pass for the fair for 25-dollars through September 22nd.

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Bennett: Nichols an 'Invaluable' Addition

The Virginia men's basketball program issued a released Monday confirming the addition of transfer Austin Nichols -- and sharing some of Tony Bennett's excitement at the forward's decision.

FUMA Announces New Swim Coach

Fork Union Military Academy has a new Aquatics Director and Swim Coach. Ryan Campbell will be overseeing the school's pool facility and state championship swimming and diving team starting in August.

Fairview Wins JSL Championship Again

The Fairview Swim team is again the champion of the Jefferson Swim League. Fairview finished the Championship Meet with 2,412.75 points to secure the program's 24th win in the last 25 years.

Fried 'Zoned-In,' for Fourth World Games Appearance

Crozet's Jon Fried makes his fourth appearance in the Special Olympics World Games this year. Fried's way of learning tennis has allowed him to overcome his lack of depth perception to become a world-class competitor.

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Some bus lines halt runs in El Salvador's capital after 2 drivers killed, reports of threats

Some buses in the capital of El Salvador have stopped running after two drivers were killed and rumors circulated that the Central American country's "Mara" street gangs planned to burn buses.

Strong underground earthquake rocks Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua

A strong earthquake has rocked Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua, but there are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

Saudi top diplomat tells EU official Iran still shows 'hostility' in region, despite nuke deal

Saudi Arabia's top diplomat has told visiting EU foreign policy chief that Iran is still showing "hostility" toward countries in the region, following a landmark deal on curbing Tehran's nuclear program earlier this month.

Nepal police arrest 11 in suspected human sacrifice killing of boy

Police arrested 11 villagers in southwestern Nepal after finding the body of a boy with his throat slit, whom they believe was the victim of a human sacrifice.  

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