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Prosecutors drop charges in C’ville soccer bite case

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Assault charges have been dropped against a high school soccer player accused of biting an opponent during a game. Albermarle County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl V. Higgins granted the prosecution’s motion to not prosecute the case against Katrina ...

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Justices uphold Fairfax man’s death sentence

(AP) — The  Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a Fairfax County death row inmate’s convictions and sentence. The justices on Thursday unanimously rejected several claims raised by Mark E. Lawlor. He was sentenced to death for the 2008 sexual assault ...

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MacBride leads shift in US Attorney’s office (access required)

NORFOLK (AP) Neil MacBride once sang and played piano as the Peanuts character Schroeder in a college production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” His parents keep a grainy VHS tape of the performance under lock and key. MacBride’s ...

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Veteran Norfolk Circuit Judge Sherman retires (access required)

NORFOLK (AP)  A veteran judge in Norfolk has stepped down after serving nearly two decades in general district and circuit courts. Circuit Judge Louis Sherman retired Dec. 31. Sherman, 66, said  that he knew growing up that he wanted to ...

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Effort to exonerate man moves forward (access required)

(AP) The effort to clear the name of a man who spent four years in a Virginia prison for a sexual assault he didn’t commit is moving forward. The Virginia Court of Appeals on Dec. 28 agreed to let Johnathan ...

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Three buildings at UR go on Virginia register (access required)

(AP) Three buildings on the University of Richmond campus have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register. The three additions to the state’s official list of significant places are North Court, Ryland Hall and Cannon Memorial Chapel. The Virginia Department ...

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Va court tosses out order to remove online reviews

(AP) — The state’s highest court is reversing a judge’s order that a northern Virginia woman remove negative online reviews of a home contractor. The Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and Public Citizen said Wednesday that the ...

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Fertility pioneer Jones still telling his story (access required)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia scientist behind the country’s first in-vitro fertilization baby is turning 102 on Sunday. Dr. Howard Jones Jr. also is celebrating the publication of his latest book. It discusses the moral and legal implications of ...

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