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AP reporter: Condemned killer opened up to me

JARRATT (AP) He gave a nod and a wink before he sat down in the electric chair, then he uttered two statements as contradictory as the man himself: a Gaelic expletive and “God bless.” Robert Gleason Jr. was playful and ...

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Beach company settles housing discrimination

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia Beach property management company has settled allegations that it discriminated against a Hispanic woman because she didn’t speak English fluently. The woman alleged in a housing discrimination complaint that Virginia Realty Company of Tidewater Inc. ...

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Agency pulls public access to hospital reports

McLEAN (AP) — The Virginia Department of Health will no longer provide public access to its hospital complaint investigations after an Associated Press story found inconsistencies in the probe of a woman’s care at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The change in ...

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Senate GOP springs redrawn Senate lines on Dems

State Senate Republicans muscled a surreptitious redraft of Virginia’s 40 Senate districts to passage Monday by a single vote over bitter objections from Democrats who were blindsided by the surprise move. On a party line 20-19 vote after limited debate, Republicans ...

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Crime writer Cornwell has own courtroom drama

BOSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, crime writer Patricia Cornwell has famously dramatized the life of a fictional medical examiner in her best-selling books. Now, she has her own personal drama unfolding in federal court. Cornwell, a wildly ...

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Beach company ordered to restore 401(k) funds

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia Beach company has been ordered to restore more than $77,000 to its 401(k) plan and pay a civil penalty of more than $15,000. The U.S. Department of Labor announced the consent judgment against Cardservice of ...

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Dragas wins committee backing in Senate

(AP) — The University of Virginia board member whose attempt to fire the school’s president prompted a two-week campus revolt moved a step closer to reappointment to a second term Tuesday. The Senate Privileges and Elections Committee voted 12-3 to ...

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Gleason execution is tonight

(AP) — A Virginia man who strangled two inmates and promised to continue killing unless he was given the death penalty is set to be executed. Robert Gleason Jr. is scheduled to die by electrocution at 9 p.m. at Greensville ...

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