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

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard says two ships have collided in a main shipping channel off the Virginia coast while a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in high winds gusting up to 70 mph. The Coast Guard says the collision happened between the 79-foot rig vessel Petite and the 1,065-foot container ship MSC Charleston about 7:30 last night in the Thimble Shoal Channel.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech are being remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. One remembrance is scheduled today in Richmond's Capitol Square. Later this morning, Gov. Terry McAuliffe will attend the Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance on the Blacksburg campus.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A plea hearing is scheduled today for a man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall.

Nineteen-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg is charged with two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony.

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University have dropped a plan to merge. Virginia Intermont President E. Clorisa Phillips announced the decision in a statement issued tomorrow.

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