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SHIP COLLISION

Cargo ship refloated after being grounded in Va.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - A 751-foot cargo ship that ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay has been refloated.

The Coast Guard says the bulk carrier Ornak was repositioned to the Lynnhaven anchorage off Virginia Beach on Friday.

The ship was anchored east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel and ran aground Tuesday night not too far from First Landing State Park as winds gusted up to 70 mph.

Once the ship is deemed safe, the Coast Guard will allow the vessel to continue on its voyage to load grain at the Purdue facility at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal.

STRIKE GROUP-HOMECOMING

USS Harry S. Truman, strike group returns to Va.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The USS Harry S. Truman has returned to its homeport in Virginia.

The aircraft carrier and the other ships in its strike group returned to Naval Station Norfolk on Friday. Thousands of friends and family members awaited the ships' return on a chilly pier waving flags and carrying signs welcoming their loved ones home.

The strike group had been on a nine-month deployment to Europe and the Middle East. While deployed, the Truman's aircraft flew about 2,900 combat sorties as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Other ships in the strike group that arrived in Norfolk on Friday include the USS Bulkeley, USS Mason and USS San Jacinto.

The Navy says the strike group includes about 6,000 sailors and Marines.

DEATH INVESTIGATION

Body found in Hanover County identified

HANOVER, Va. (AP) - The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man.

Investigators said Friday that have not determined the cause of Mark P. Burns' death. They say Burns was last seen Monday morning in Petersburg.

The sheriff's office is seeking anyone who may have any information about Burns. To contact the Hanover County Sheriff's Office, call 804-365-6140.

AIRPORT-LOADED GUN

TSA: Ind. man arrested after gun found in bag

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - TSA officers at Lynchburg Regional Airport arrested a Bedford, Ind., man after they found a loaded gun in his carry-on baggage.

The Transportation Security Administration says the .38-caliber handgun with five rounds was found Thursday as the bag passed through an X-ray machine. The TSA says the Lynchburg police confiscated the handgun and arrested the traveler on a weapons charge.

The man's name was not available Friday from the Lynchburg Police Department. He was traveling to Indianapolis.

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