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Commonwealth adds 1,100 miles of rivers to polluted list (access required)

ROANOKE—About 1,100 miles of Virginia’s rivers and streams have been added to Virginia’s list of polluted waters in the past two years, bringing the total to 10,600 miles, state environmental regulators said last Monday. The state Department of Environmen-tal Quality ...

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Former Henry sheriff to be released July 4 (access required)

COLLINSVILLE—A key figure in a corruption case involving the Henry County Sheriff’s Department is scheduled to be released from prison July 4. Former Sheriff H. Franklin Cassell has been serving an eight-month sentence at a federal penitentiary near Scranton, Pa. ...

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Justice Lemons to teach at W&L law school (access required)

Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons will join the faculty of the Washington and Lee University law school this fall as Distinguished Professor of Judicial Studies. Lemons will teach a course on appellate practice in the school’s new third-year ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On April 22, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Brian M. Miller of Fairfax for 30 days for violating rules of professional conduct that govern diligence and communication. The board found that Miller failed ...

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Domestic Relations – Termination Of Parental Rights – Four Children (access required)

When considering a petition to terminate a mother’s parental rights to her four children, the trial court did not err in considering the children as a group, according to the Court of Appeals. The mother contends that the trial court ...

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Criminal – Drug & Gun Possession – Citizen Complaints (access required)

At defendant’s trial for possession of a firearm while distributing or possessing cocaine, any error of the trial court in admitting evidence that citizens had previously complained about crime in the are where defendant was arrested was harmless, and the ...

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Search & Seizure – Felon In Possession – Girlfriend With Wire (access required)

A trial court erred in suppressing evidence gathered after defendant’s estranged girlfriend visited him at home, wearing a wire, to obtain his comments about having weapons in the home, and the Court of Appeals reverses the suppression order and remands ...

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Criminal – Petit Larceny – Prior Drug Conviction (access required)

A defendant cannot overturn her conviction of petit larceny, third offense, in the Court of Appeals on a claim that the trial court should not have admitted into evidence an order finding she previously violated probation because the order unfairly ...

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Administrative – DMV – Car Dealership – Dealer Protest (access required)

The Court of Appeals upholds a denial of an administrative hearing to Leesburg Honda to protest establishment of a new Honda dealership at Stonecraft Center Court in Chantilly, as Leesburg Honda did not have standing as a dealer in the ...

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