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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

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Nelson County Man Convicted In Death Of A Missing Teenager

A Nelson County jury has convicted Randy Allen Taylor of murder in the death of 17-year old Alexis Murphy, who has been missing since last August. All anybody ever found of the missing teenager was a strand of hair, a fingernail, and a bloodstained t-shirt, an eyelash extension, a diamond stud, a smashed cellphone, and her car, parked 25 miles away in a Charlotteslotte parking lot.

Dominion to Receive Up to $47 Million to Build Turbines

Dominion Virginia Power is receiving up to 47 million dollars from the United States Department of Energy to help pay for the construction of two offshore wind turbines. Dominion won the 47 million dollars in a highly competitive race to develop wind power in a commercially viable setting. Dominion already holds the lease on a vast tract of ocean bottom about 26 miles off the coast to develop wind energy, but it is an expensive and risky project in an area subject to hurricanes and a market that is uncertain.

Researchers At UVA Discover Two Genes That Could Help Find Better Treatment For Osteoporosis

Twelve million Americans have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. The finding could prove critically important for people with osteoporosis and those with a family history of the condition, as it opens potential paths to preventing and treating the highly heritable condition.

China Lifts Ban On Virginia Poultry Exports

China has just lifted a ban on Virginia poultry exports that that has lasted almost seven years. China banned Virginia poultry products after a case of low pathogenic avian flu was reported in a poultry house in June of 2007 and it has taken years of work by state and federal officials to get it lifted. China lifted the ban on April 30th.  Shipments of Virginia poultry to China should resume shortly. 

Gasoline Prices Reach Highest Level In Over A Year

Gasoline prices have reached their highest level in over a year, but Triple A says some relief may be in sight. In its weekly survey, Triiple A says the national average price of gasoline this week reached 3.70 a gallong…the most expensive price since March 20th a year ago.  Prices have increased an average of 42 cents a gallon since early February of this year, up 76 out of 82 days.  In Virginia, gasoline costs 3.50 last week, Richmond was 3.46 on average up two and three cents respectively.

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