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Fort Lee officials deal with illegal immigrants (access required)

PETERSBURG—Officials at Fort Lee are dealing with an increase in illegal immigrant arrests. Sixty-two illegal immigrants have been arrested so far this year while trying to enter the base, compared to 15 in all of 2006. There were 89 arrests ...

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Roanoke cop is acquitted of wounding teenage boy (access required)

ROANOKE—A Roanoke Circuit Court judge has acquitted a city police officer of a charge of unlawful wounding of a 17-year-old boy. Judge William Broadhurst said after hearing evidence last week that Officer Daniel Meyer had reason to fear harm. On ...

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Portsmouth police chief will stay, just a little bit longer (access required)

PORTSMOUTH—Interim Portsmouth Police Chief William Corvello has agreed to stay on the job several more months, reversing a decision to step down at the start of September. Corvello agreed last week to extend his time until at least January. He ...

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Officials say wildfire in Dismal Swamp, under control, smoldering (access required)

SUFFOLK—Officials say the nearly 5,000-acre wildfire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Suffolk is contained but it continues to smolder in spots. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says has been 100 percent contained. It began June ...

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Man who pleaded to VCU murder wants sentence tossed (access required)

An amateur photographer sentenced to 30 years in prison for the death of a Virginia Commonwealth University student is asking that his sentence be thrown out. Benjamin Fawley entered an Alford plea in 2006 to charges that he killed Taylor ...

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Personal data released on Internet from Prince William (access required)

WOODBRIDGE—Personal information including Social Security numbers and home addresses of more than 2,500 Prince William County students, employees and volunteers was accidentally released on the Internet this summer. Officials said last week that the information was disclosed by a school ...

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Beach to monks: Stop using home as temple (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—The Virginia Beach City Council says Buddhist monks must stop conducting services at their home in the city’s rural Pungo section. By an 8-2 vote last week, the resort’s City Council denied the monks’ request to use their house ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On June 27, 2008, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended the law license of Owaiian M. Jones of Fredericksburg for 18 months. According to the VSB, the board found he violated professional rules that govern competence, diligence, communication, safekeeping ...

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