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An eighth grader outside Richmond broke records this year and became the top seller of boy scout popcorn in the country.  But that’s just where the story begins.

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As federal officials try to keep up with refugees arriving at our southern border, federal courts in Virginia are facing a growing workload. Many immigrants with families here have been deported -- only to return, get caught and face trial for a felony.

New data suggests crime is down across Virginia.




Some residents of Virginia still hear that annoying dial up when they connect to the Internet. The state estimates more than 600,000 residents don’t have high speed broadband. There’s a surprising barrier, but the state isn’t letting it stop them from getting people connected.  

The Federal Aviation Administration has certified Alphabet's Wing Aviation to operate as an airline, in a first for U.S. drone delivery companies. Wing, which began as a Google X project, has been testing its autonomous drones in southwest Virginia and elsewhere.

One of the most intriguing parts of the special counsel report on Russian election interference involves the role of WikiLeaks. Prosecutors are continuing to investigate the site and its founder, Julian Assange, who faces a conspiracy charge for an unrelated hack.

So far, officials at the National Weather Service have confirmed 15 tornadoes touched down across Virginia Friday. The number could climb too, as crews are still surveying storm damage.

Recently released campaign finance numbers are showing a growing influence of wealthy Democrats.

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Another Virginia prosecutor has announced plans to stop trying misdemeanor marijuana cases. And Virginia may shorten this year's striped bass season.

New numbers from the Census show Northern Virginia continues to add population. But, the new numbers also show a slow and steady decline in Southwest Virginia.


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