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\RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia General Assembly and Gov. Terry McAuliffe are squaring off over whether drinks with high alcohol contents like Everclear should be sold at state-owned liquor stores.

The Republican controlled House of Delegates voted Tuesday to reject the Democratic governor's request to delay a bill that would delay the sale of Everclear and other 151-proof grain alcohol.

Crime Down in Newark

May 2, 2013
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Crime is down in Newark for the first four months of this year compared to a year ago.

The police department said that robberies were down by 46 percent while simple assault declined by nearly 55 percent.

In addition, thefts dropped by 14 percent.

The department believes that the downtown camera system has helped to reduce the crime rate.

But there was some bad news.

Police say alcohol arrests were up 40 percent while criminal mischief arrests rose by 122 percent.