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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A fire inside the East River Tunnel near West Virginia's border with Virginia stopped traffic on Interstate 77. West Virginia Turnpike State Police dispatcher D.L. Parsons says a tractor trailer was on fire yesterday inside the tunnel. He says first responders were having difficulty getting into the tunnel.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy has identified a 21-year-old sailor who fell to his death from a sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk. Morgan Louis Hayman of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was killed Tuesday after the Navy said he got into an altercation at Wall Manor, a barracks for transient personnel.

CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe toured the Cherrystone Family Camping and RV Resort on the Chesapeake Bay yesterday, a day after it was hit by a tornado. The storm claimed two lives and injured dozens of others. McAuliffe says it's a blessing more people didn't die.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol. Virginia Department of Corrections spokesman Larry Traylor said yesterday that officials aren't considering eliminating midazolam as one of three drugs that can be used as the first dose in Virginia's three-drug mixture.

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