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      Heat wave prompts drought in Va.

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      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Portions of Virginia are experiencing parched conditions.

      The U.S. Drought Monitor says much of eastern Virginia is now in a moderate drought, while parts of Southside Virginia and the Richmond area are abnormally dry. The Drought Monitor is a service of the National Weather Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies Temperatures hit 100 degrees in parts of the state on Thursday.

      Last year more than two-thirds of the state experienced drought conditions and excessive heat that hurt crops and livestock.