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City settles death case for $275,000

The city of Chesapeake will pay $275,000 to resolve a family’s claim for a man killed by an animal control truck. According to witnesses, the animal control vehicle sped through an intersection as the light turned yellow, killing 65-year-old Norfolk ...

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Tours offered at local lockup

The law-abiding get a first hand look at the inside of a jail tomorrow as the new Western Virginia Regional Jail offers free tours. Between 1 and 4 p.m. visitors will be escorted through the jail’s minimum, medium and maximum ...

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UR Downtown opens in Richmond

The University of Richmond law school debuted its outreach program in downtown Richmond yesterday. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, UR Downtown will offer three programs that involve UR law students: The Richmond Families Initiative will study ways to enhance programs ...

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Phish hopes to hook bootleggers

The jam band Phish has asked a Virginia federal judge to block the sale of unlicensed merchandise. After a five-year hiatus from touring, the band kicks off their reunion tour this weekend at the Hampton Coliseum. They filed suit in ...

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Towey to run against Janis

Former State Crime Commission director James Towey will seek the Democratic nomination to run against Del. William R. Janis, R-Henrico. Towey is running on a platform of increasing transparency and putting constituents before party politics, reports the Richmond Times Dispatch. ...

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Checking out the competition

Intel on opposing parties (or your own potential clients) can mean a lot more than casual noodling on Google and facebook. Hunton & Williams law librarian Evelyn Campbell blogs on sources for competitive intelligence at VALLTalk, the blog for the ...

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A snowy day in Capitol Square

A late winter snowstorm gripped the commonwealth yesterday, closing down schools, businesses and even government offices. In the capital city, it was the first significant snowfall in over three years. Here are some photos VLW captured of a snowy Capitol Square. ...

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