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McDonnell seeks to intervene in Episcopal case

Attorney General Bob McDonnell has filed papers for the state to intervene in the Episcopal Church case in Northern Virginia. The case, tried last fall, pits the diocese against 11 congregations that want to break away; millions of dollars in ...

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A Scarlet, or Yellow, Letter for drunken drivers?

A new specialized license plate could be coming soon to Virginia. Its focus group? Drunken drivers. A newly proposed law would order Virginia drivers with three or more DUI convictions to sport bright yellow license plates with red characters – ...

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Supreme Court decides criminal cases

A Department of Motor Vehicles record that a defendant was notified of his habitual offender status by law enforcement did not establish that he received actual notice of his determination as an habitual offender, the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled ...

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Robertson to buy The Virginian-Pilot?

Paybacks are, well, um, we won’t say what paybacks are. But televangelist Pat Robertson, who has been unhappy with The Virginian-Pilot and its coverage of him and his activities, may buy the newspaper. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced earlier this ...

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AG backs fix for nonlawyer signatures on motions

The attorney general’s office is sponsoring a legislative fix to a problem that it doesn’t believe really exists. The issue is the practice of having nonlawyers sign motions to hold in contempt parents who are delinquent in their support obligations. ...

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Retired Judge Overton dies at 79

Judge Nelson T. Overton, who served on the Court of Appeals from 1995 to 1999, died at his home yesterday. He was 79. The judge was a circuit judge in Hampton before he became the first judge from the Peninsula ...

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