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      Va. State Police seeking new cadets

      RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Applications are being accepted for the next Virginia State Police academy training.

      A qualified candidate must be at least 21, be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver's license, and have a minimum of a high school degree or GED.

      Applicants will be notified by mail of dates for physical and written tests.

      Trainees earn a full salary of about $36,000 with benefits. At the end of a 12-month probationary period, the salary increases to about $40,500.

      A question-and-answer session for prospective female candidates will be held Saturday at the State Police Training Academy in Richmond.