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Chesapeake boy enters Alford plea in ex-NFL player attack (access required)

CHESAPEAKE — A 15-year-old Chesapeake boy has entered an Alford plea to charges that he participated in an attack on former NFL player Ed Beard. Tyhir Richardson is one of five teens charged in the October 2011 attack. Richardson entered ...

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High court to review limit of driver record protections (access required)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has stepped into a dispute over whether lawyers can obtain personal information from driver license records to recruit clients for lawsuits, despite a federal privacy law intended to shield motor vehicle records. The justices ...

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W&M board member convicted of public intoxication resigns (access required)

WILLIAMSBURG — A College of William & Mary Board of Visitors member convicted of public intoxication has resigned. Laura L. Flippin, a Northern Virginia lawyer, told Gov. McDonnell in her resignation letter that she was stepping down to avoid distraction ...

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$21M awarded in torture suit against ex-Somali PM

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday awarded $21 million to seven people who sued a former prime minister of Somalia now living in Virginia, claiming he tortured and killed his own people more than two decades ago. ...

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Petersburg historic records put online (access required)

PETERSBURG (AP) Nearly a quarter of a million historic court documents from Petersburg detailing early struggles in the rail and mining industries and with free African Americans are now available online. The Library of Virginia recently completed Petersburg’s chancery records ...

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NN man facing murder charges attacks attorney in court (access required)

MADISON, Va. (AP) — A Newport News man facing capital murder charges in the death of three people in rural Madison County attacked his attorney in court. About 15 minutes into a hearing to establish Rashad Riddick’s mental competency to stand ...

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Virginia to benefit from McKesson settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — McKesson Corp. will pay $151 million to 29 states and the District of Columbia to settle a lawsuit alleging the company inflated prices of hundreds of prescription drugs, causing state Medicaid programs to overpay millions of ...

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