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A man who police say claimed he killed at least a dozen people around the country during three decades of hopping trains has been convicted of capital murder in Virginia.
The Associated Press reports Michael Elijah Adams entered an Alford plea Wednesday in Henrico County Circuit Court. The plea means he does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him.
Media outlets report that the 49-year-old Adams, who went by the nickname "Dirty Mike," was sentenced to life without parole as part of a plea agreement. The conviction was for the 2006 slaying of Robert Allen Chasserau in the Acca railroad yard just north of Richmond.
Adams already was serving 15 years to life for another murder in California. He will finish that prison term in Virginia.
Developers are moving forward with plans for the abandoned Landmark Hotel in downtown Charlottesville.
It is unclear exactly what is planned for the building, but it could have a mixed use of retail, restaurant and wedding space.
No official plan has been submitted to the city following the meeting, but Charlottesville mayor Mike Signer says it is important that the city be involved in the decision making process with the building’s current owner Dewberry Capital.
"It's really important that we work together," he said. "If we are going to have a successful hotel and a business, and some related businesses there, we all need to support that and work together. So that was what this series of meetings was intended to be about."
Signer says Dewberry could finish and submit final plans for the hotel within the next several days. If that happens, the Landmark Hotel could be finished by 2018.
Four Charlottesville High School students have been given travel fellowships from the U.S. State Department.
Tuesday morning and for the rest of the day, Dominion will be digging up lines and replacing the conduit at Greenbrier Elementary School.
The Indian army says six suspected rebels and a soldier have been killed in two separate gunbattles in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Russia's president is travelling to financially struggling Greece for a visit that will include a trip to a secluded, male-only Christian Orthodox sanctuary in the country's north.
Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has seized at least six villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border.
South Korea's president has urged African leaders to support international efforts to denuclearize North Korea.
The Virginia baseball team will open pool play at the ACC tournament on Thursday morning against Clemson.
After back-to-back road trips for the annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the Virginia men's basketball team will get to stay at home this season.
The Virginia baseball team finished the regular season by going 12-3 in its final five ACC weekends, winning all five series in the process. No team in the conference was playing better baseball down the stretch.
The All-ACC baseball team released Monday includes four players from Virginia, including junior right-hander Connor Jones on the first team.