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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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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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Vick may get home confinement

Michael Vick has been cleared for home confinement this spring because there’s no room at a halfway house. The Richmond Times-Dispatch, citing an AP report, said that the U.S. Bureau of Prisons had cleared Vick for home confinement as early ...

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Foggo gets 3 years in prison

Alexandria U.S. District Judge James C. Cacheris sentenced former CIA executive director Kyle Foggo to 37 months for corruption. Prosecutors said Foggo used that job to award lucrative contracts to a businessman and friend in San Diego in return for ...

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Prof. Cannon selected for EPA post

President Obama has named University of Virginia law professor Jon Cannon to the No. 2 post at the Environmental Protection Agency. His position as deputy administrator of the EPA is subject to Senate approval, according to The Daily Progress. If ...

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Roanoke attorneys get high court win

The U.S. Supreme Court summarily overturned an embezzlement conviction for a client of Roanoke attorneys Tony Anderson and Melissa Friedman. Anderson and Friedman’s client, former Burruss Co. President John Jackson, was charged with embezzling from an employee pension fund when ...

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Triggerman bill advances

A bill that would allow the death penalty for accomplices in capital crimes has made it to the full House of Delegates. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, was designed to combat gang-related crimes, reports the Daily News-Record. ...

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U.Va. rejects changes to honor code

The vote was 2-to-1 against an overhaul of U.Va.’s single sanction honor system. The proposal had needed at least 60 percent of the student body voting in its favor to pass, but 70 percent of students who voted on the ...

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