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The Virginia Code: Making it easier to use and prettier

A self-proclaimed Virginia Code “fan boy,” Waldo Jaquith wants to bring the Code to the masses with his “Virginia Decoded” project. Jaquith, whose five-year-old website “Richmond Sunlight” focuses on the sausage-making at the General Assembly, says he will showcase the ...

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The Virginia Code: Making it easier to use and prettier

A self-proclaimed Virginia Code “fan boy,” Waldo Jaquith wants to bring the Code to the masses with his “Virginia Decoded” project. Jaquith, whose five-year-old website “Richmond Sunlight” focuses on the sausage-making at the General Assembly, says he will showcase the ...

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Ex-lawyer pleads guilty to embezzling bank funds (access required)

A former Henrico County lawyer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million in Bank of America mortgage and foreclosure funds. William Orr Smith, 71, entered his plea Wednesday in Henrico Circuit Court. Smith, who surrendered his law license ...

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Metro files lawsuit against insurance company (access required)

WASHINGTON—Metro has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $13 million from its insurance company, claiming that it has failed to pay costs and extra expenses in connection with the 2009 rail crash that killed nine people. The lawsuit was filed ...

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EEOC files suit against bakery over language (access required)

A family-owned bakery in Richmond faces a federal lawsuit alleging black employees were subject to racially offensive language. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit last Wednesday against Weiman’s Bakery Inc. in U.S. District Court. The complaint alleges ...

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Louisa County reports $80.6M in earthquake damage (access required)

FREDERICKSBURG—Louisa County is reporting at least $80.6 million in damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake. The total includes $63.8 million in damage to schools. Louisa County also reported an estimated $14.7 million in damage to private homes, $1 million in ...

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Big rig loaded with beauty products stolen near Roanoke (access required)

ROANOKE—Police are investigating the theft of a tractor-trailer loaded with beauty products from a travel center in Botetourt County. Botetourt County sheriff’s Maj. Delbert Dudding told the Roanoke Times that the tractor-trailer was stolen Monday evening while the trucker was ...

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Wrongly accused Duke players ask for lawsuit to proceed (access required)

DURHAM, NC—A group of former Duke University lacrosse players wrongly arrested on rape charges in 2006 has asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let their lawsuit against the City of Durham move forward. Cleared players David Evans, ...

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Richard F. Hall Jr. (access required)

Richard Fuller “Dick” Hall Jr., an Accomac lawyer and businessman, passed away at Weatherlea, his home on Onancock Creek, Sunday, Sept. 25. He was 86 years old. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Hall was educated in Brooklyn Public Schools, ...

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