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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia are gearing up for an intense enforcement period to combat drunken driving during the end of summer.

Beginning Friday and continuing through Labor Day, approximately 89 law enforcement agencies will operate 94 checkpoints and 612 saturation patrols around the state.

In 2017, 248 people in Virginia died as a result of drinking-related incidents. During last year's Labor Day weekend, Virginia roads saw 703 alcohol-impaired traffic injuries.

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Next year the Georgetown area will be getting a new renewable energy plant.

CleanBay Renewables will recycle 90-thousand tons of chicken manure next year.

That will mean transporting nearly 300 tons a day.

WBOC reports that company’s press release says that the facility will generate 5 megawatts of electricity for the Delaware Electric Cooperative.

The facility will also remove phosphorous from the chicken manure after which it will be sent to farmers in the Midwest.

The plant will employ 15-to-20 workers.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimore's police commissioner says an officer recorded while repeatedly punching a man could face a second-degree assault charge.

Interim Commissioner Gary Tuggle said at a news conference Monday that investigators are considering that charge for the officer who resigned after Saturday's encounter.

Tuggle says officers are trained to act without emotion and he called the "repeated head strikes" and attempt to take the man to the ground "disturbing." He says body camera video from two officers is "relatively consistent" with video circulating online.

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(AP) The son of a powerful Republican congressman has lambasted his father on Twitter for "ruining" the career of a recently fired FBI agent.

Bobby Goodlatte targeted his father, Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte, on Twitter after Monday's news that the FBI fired Peter Strzok. The agent had sent anti-Trump text messages during the Russia investigation.

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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - A ruling to determine the winner in a Maryland fishing tournament has cast the event president in a tough spot.

The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk, Virginia, reports two white marlins caught at the White Marlin Open in Ocean City, Maryland, last weekend each weighed 83 pounds. But a ruling which awards the title to the fish that isn't gaffed, or on a hook, meant the difference between $2.6 million for the winner and $130,000 for the runner-up.

Tournament founder and president Jim Matsko said when a lot of money is involved, people get upset.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Virginia investigators say they've found no evidence of abuse at a detention facility after immigrant teens described being strapped to chairs with their heads covered with bags.

The investigation found the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center does use restraint chairs on "out-of-control" residents considered a safety threat, but that doesn't meet the legal threshold of abuse or neglect.

Regulators made several recommendations to improve conditions inside the facility.

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It was tie at this year’s White Marlin Open.

At least when it came to weight.

Both Gregory Giron and Pascual Jimenez both brought in white marlins weighing 83 pounds.

But in the end it was Jimenez who was set to take an award of $2.58 million while Giron will claim less than $130-thousand.

The difference in how the fish was caught that gave the edge to Jiminez.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Giron gaffed the fish meaning the boat used a sharp hook to stab the fish and lifted it in the boat.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Shop Maryland Tax-Free week is underway.

The annual week that coincides with preparation for the new school year began Sunday.

Clothing and footwear under $100 will be exempt from the state's 6 percent sales tax.

The first $40 of a backpack or book bag will be exempt as well.

Maryland's tax-free week runs through Saturday.

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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he supports the University of Maryland's decision to put the football coach on administrative leave after troubling reports about the program following a player's death.

Hogan, a Republican, said Saturday he expects an investigation will be "wide-ranging and thorough." He says if reports are confirmed, "strong and permanent corrective actions should be taken immediately."

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Richard Byrne and Patricia Coluzzi have won two seats on the Rehoboth Beach commission.

Byrne received 660 votes while Colluzi picked up 583.

Gary Glass came in third with 515.

WBOC reports that there were a total of just over a thousand votes cast on Saturday – including absentee ballots.

The two will be sworn in on September 21st at a regular commission begin.

And they will serve three year terms.

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