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      BREAKING: Military Jet Crashes in Augusta County

      Augusta Co., VA (AP) - A sheriff's dispatcher says authorities are searching for a military jet that crashed in Virginia.

      Augusta County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded like an explosion just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

      Coynter says authorities don't know whether anyone was hurt in the crash.

      A news release from state police says officials located the crash site, with heavy smoke coming from the side of a mountain.

      The statement says state and local police are trying to reach the site.

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