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Norfolk rail line to cost more, amount unknown (access required)

NORFOLK—Norfolk’s starter light rail line will cost more to build than projected, but officials say they can’t yet pinpoint the increases. The rail line will run from Eastern Virginia Medical Center to the Virginia Beach border. It was budgeted at ...

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Fairfax approves one-day furlough around holidays (access required)

FAIRFAX—About 9,000 Fairfax County employees will get an extra day off without pay around the holidays. The Board of Supervisors on Monday approved a one-day furlough for all non-essential county employees on Jan. 2. The furloughs are expected to save ...

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Chesterfield cops look into campaign sign theft (access required)

CHESTER—Chesterfield County police are investigating the theft of a resident’s campaign sign supporting Barack Obama’s bid for the presidency. The 4-by-8-foot sign in the yard of a black resident was replaced by a Confederate flag. The Obama sign was posted ...

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House panel wants VCU to revoke unearned degree (access required)

A legislative committee wants Virginia Commonwealth University’s Board of Visitors to see if it can revoke a degree it granted Richmond’s former police chief that he didn’t earn. House Appropriations Committee members on Monday asked VCU to ask its legal ...

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VSB Disciplinary Actions (access required)

On Oct. 17, a three-judge panel suspended Steven S. Biss’s license to practice law for a year and a day after a four-day hearing in the Chesterfield County Courthouse. At the end of Virginia State Bar counsel’s evidence, Biss acknowledged ...

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Real Estate – Church Property – Episcopal Church Split – Endowment Fund (access required)

In this dispute over property claimed by both the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the national church, and several breakaway congregations, a Fairfax Circuit Court takes under advisement a motion for partial summary judgment filed by the diocese and the ...

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Negligence – Auto Accident – Remittitur – Counseling (access required)

A woman who was taken to the emergency room and released after an auto accident, and who sought counseling for nightmares 18 months later, but continued working, has her jury verdict of $350,000 reduced to $50,000 by a Montgomery County ...

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Domestic Relations – Custody – Wyoming Move – Traveling Parent (access required)

A Roanoke City Circuit judge says a mother’s move to Cheyenne, Wyoming with the couple’s five-year-old son is in the best interest of the child, where the father travels frequently for his job with a defense contractor. Under the couple’s ...

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Domestic Relations – Equitable Distribution – Separate Debt (access required)

The Court of Appeals reverses a final divorce decree, agreeing with husband that the trial court erred in ruling that funds borrowed from a family trust was husband’s separate debt. In the summer of 2004, before the parties’ final separation, ...

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