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Blue Ridge Outdoors: Shenandoah National Park

The National Parks Service is celebrating its centennial. Shenandoah National Park has so much to offer and celebrate.

Charlottesville files suit against CPC

The city of Charlottesville is countersuing the Charlottesville Parking Center, alleging breach of contract over the operation of the Water Street Parking Garage.

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Annual Drug Take-Back 4/30

Albemarle County Police and Sentara Martha Jefferson will host the annual drug take back Saturday.

Any unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medications can be dropped off from 10am to 2pm at Martha Jefferson’s Outpatient Care Center and the front entrance to the Albemarle County Police Department.

Medical sharps and syringes in puncture-proof containers may be dropped off at the Outpatient Center, but those items will not be accepted at the police department.

Fast Food Increases Allergy Risk

If you suffer during allergy season, new research shows cutting out fast food could help.

Allergy expert Dr. Leo Galland says some household items can cause allergic reaction as well.

“It starts with being aware of what you bring into your home: the chemicals that can provoke allergic reactions and the way that you eat. Eating fast food increases the rick of developing allergy, whereas fruits and vegetables are protective”, said Galland.

Dr. Galland said antibacterial soaps and wipes also can increase the risk of allergic disease.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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Duke bounces 'Hoos in ACC quarterfinals

The Virginia women's lacrosse team's stay at the ACC tournament at Lane Stadium was a short one.

Hornets honor seniors headed off to college sports

Orange County High School senior Shannon Woods is basically counting down the days until she can start her college running career.

Prep Scoreboard - Friday, April 29

Weather continued to be a factor for much of Friday's prep sports slate, but several games remain on the schedule.

Prep Scoreboard - Thursday, April 28

A day of rain in Central Virginia has led to some postponements on Thursday's local prep sports schedule.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Mexico arrests 73, breaks up highway blockade

Mexican police have arrested 73 people after breaking up a protest by taxi drivers that blocked the main highway leading from Mexico City to Acapulco.

Top Venezuela beer maker halts production amid shortages

Venezuela's largest brewer says it has shut down beer production at the last of its four factories due to a shortage of imported supplies.

Argentina floods swamp soy crop; some must commute by boat

Water levels in the flood-hit Argentine town of Villa Paranacito have risen so much that the best way for residents to commute is by boat.

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