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# virginia - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Take 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

LIVE: Coverage of the Virginia Tech incident from WDBJ7 Virginia Tech This post contains videos

LIVE: Coverage of the Virginia Tech incident from WDBJ7

Live video of a press conference regarding a potential incident at the Virginia Tech campus, from a local CBS affiliate.

# virginia - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Female prisoner sues state of Virginia after she fails in gruesome attempt at sex change

Ophelia De’lonta is demanding the state pay for a sex change and says if she loses she will continue to try self-surgery – even if it kills her.

# virginia - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Obama’s healthcare plan set for first federal appeal

A three-judge panel will hear arguments on whether to overturn a ruling which found ‘Obamacare’ to be unconstitutional.

# virginia - Monday 18 April, 2011

Death toll from US storms rises to 45 US Storms This post contains videos

Death toll from US storms rises to 45

The search for survivors gets underway across southern states of America. More than 240 tornadoes have been reported.

# virginia - Thursday 3 March, 2011

Alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning given extra charges

One of the charges carries the death penalty but prosecutors say they will not press for this.

# virginia - Monday 20 September, 2010

Virginia to execute first woman in nearly a century

The state of Virgina is getting ready to execute a woman – despite claims that she suffers from severe learning difficulties.

# virginia - Thursday 12 August, 2010

MISSING: three-and-a-half feet tall, six-feet wide, black and white pedigree Holstein Friesian heifer. The prized heifer was stolen after the Virginia Show in Co. Cavan and is estimated to be worth well in excess of €10,000.

The 10 month heifer’s DNA is registered to its owner Ivan Robinson from Ballygowan, Co. Down which renders it virtually useless to anyone else.

The cow was a finalist in the prestigious Bailey’s Irish Cow Competition. Robinson said: “I had two cows for showing, and I brought the calf as well for a competition for calves, but it went missing from the marquee sometime between 7.30pm and 8pm that evening.

“I am appealing for its return because calves are like dreams and this one was going to be a wonderful animal, and I have her grandmother.

“I have never known an animal to be stolen from a show before, and I thought someone was playing a joke on me when I returned to the marquee and saw she was missing,” said Mr Robinson.

“She will stick out like a sore thumb if she turns up in an ordinary herd. In fact whoever has her will never be able to show her off because she is very special,” said Mr Robinson.

Robinson is offering a €10,000 reward for the return of the heifer. “What I would like to see happen is she would be returned to a local priest or community leader. Tie her up and leave her outside a church, but please give her back,” he said.

Gardaí in Virginia are investigating the incident