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Electrical Problem Closes Washington Monument

The National Park Service says an electrical problem is temporarily closing the Washington Monument.

Hundreds of SAT Results Lost in the Mail

Parents say hundreds of SAT scores taken by Virginia students at a Loudoun County high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind.

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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.

Prep Scoreboard - Tuesday, May 26

Click for Tuesday's high school playoff scores and highlights, including Monticello getting help from Mother Nature in a win over Western Albemarle in the Conference 29 baseball semifinals.

Prep Scoreboard - Wednesday, May 27

The girls lacrosse teams from Western Albemarle and Monticello met for the third time this season on Wednesday -- this time for the Charlottesville Conference title.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Kidnapped Nigerian girls likely being used by Boko Haram as suicide bombers, experts fear

Fears are mounting in Nigeria that the so-called "Chibok girls" kidnapped by Boko Haram more than a year ago are being used in the Islamist terror group's stepped-up campaign of suicide bombings.

Dump truck carrying children crashes in Indonesia, 17 killed

A dump truck carrying children of plantation workers to school Thursday morning plunged into a ditch in western Indonesia, killing 17 of them, police said.

Northern Ireland bakery owners to appeal 'gay cake' verdict

The owners of a Northern Ireland bakery that refused to bake a cake supporting gay marriage said Thursday they would appeal their conviction for discrimination.

Ireland's parliament votes in favor of selling state share in Aer Lingus to IAG

Ireland's parliament has voted in favor of selling off the country's share in the Aer Lingus airline, as part of a 1.4 billion euro (US$1.53 billion) takeover bid by International Airlines Group, the parent company of British Airways.

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