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Treasurer accused of theft at upscale community

Michael Comer, the treasurer of a homeowners group at a Charlottesville-area gated community, is accused of taking more than $666,000 from the organization’s accounts. Comer had been missing since July 1, when he failed to show up for a meeting ...

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Terrorist sentenced to life

A Virginia man convicted of plotting to kill President George W. Bush was sentenced to life in prison yesterday. The Washington Post reports that Ahmed Omar Abu Ali of Falls Church was convicted in 2005 of joining an al-Qaeda conspiracy ...

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Senate panel also will meet Aug. 7

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee also will meet Aug. 7, four hours earlier than the criminal subcommittee of its House of Delegates counterpart, to discuss legislation that will be considered at the Aug. 19 special session of the General ...

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Negligence by orthopedist alleged in fracture of wrist – Defense Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff, a 28-year-old respiratory therapist, was responding to a call in the emergency department when she slipped and fell causing a Colles’ fracture of her wrist. The defendant orthopedic surgeon evaluated her in the emergency room, set the fracture, ...

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Wii gesture aimed at client base

Appomattox nursing home liability lawyer Bob Carter is no doubt making friends with some regional nursing home residents with a gift of 18 Wii gaming stations.  Carter said he donated the video game consoles last week to residents councils at ...

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Goode says he will not run again

Former Rep. Virgil Goode apparently has abandoned any plan to regain his 5th District seat in the House of Representatives. The Roanoke Times, among others, reports Goode has released a statement saying he will not challenge Tom Perriello, who beat ...

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New candidate emerges to challenge Griffith

Radford University religion professor Carter Turner today announced his bid to unseat House majority leader Morgan Griffith, R-Salem. Turner replaces Ginny Weisz as the Democrat on the ballot. Weisz withdrew from the race last week. The Roanoke Times notes Turner’s ...

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Criminal law subcommittee to meet Aug. 7

The criminal law subcommittee of the House Courts of Justice Committee will meet Aug. 7 to discuss legislation that will be considered at the Aug. 19 special session of the General Assembly to address Melendez-Diaz v. Massachuetts. That case, decided ...

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