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Fishermen lose court fight for access to Va. river (access required)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two fishermen accused of trespassing in Alleghany County have been barred from wading on a contested section of the Jackson River after a judge ruled that 18th-century grants from the English crown and the commonwealth of Virginia give private landowners control of the riverbed. Alleghany County Circuit Judge Malfourd "Bo" Trumbo signed ...