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Wildlife official: Nokesville black birds died of trauma — Hundreds of black birds that fell dead from the sky in Nokesville on Dec. 12 died of trauma, a wildlife official said Monday. [Insidenova.com]
Bill aimed at defending Va. gay marriage ban clears House in mostly party-line vote — The Virginia House voted overwhelmingly Monday for a bill allowing legislators to hire their own lawyers to defend state laws if the attorney general will not, a measure aimed at protecting the state’s ban on gay marriage. [Washington Post]
Increase in Pedestrian-Auto Accidents: Be Aware of Dangers of Walking Along Roadways –Since 2010, 22 pedestrians have been killed in auto accidents in Prince William County. The majority of those who died failed to use a crosswalk and wore dark clothing. Of those deaths, 12 involved the use of alcohol by the pedestrian or driver. [Prince William County Government]
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