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Crime panel endorses legislative proposals

(AP) The Virginia State Crime Commission endorsed legislation Dec. 5 to increase penalties for illegal cigarette trafficking and for texting while driving. The panel also backed proposals to toughen the state’s police officer decertification law and allow the collection of ...

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Woman ordered to remove online review accusations (access required)

FAIRFAX (AP) A Virginia woman being sued over negative online reviews of a home contractor has been ordered to delete some accusations. A Fairfax County Circuit judge ruled Dec. 5 that the homeowner could not imply that the contractor stole ...

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Report criticizes Va. judges on child abuse cases

Only a small percentage of suspected crimes against children are prosecuted in Virginia, and very few of those cases result in meaningful prison sentences, a child advocacy group says in a new report. The National Association to PROTECT Children sent the ...

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Perriello not running for gov, McAuliffe opens bid (access required)

Terry McAuliffe eased into the governor’s race last Wednesday by branding himself as a pro-business pragmatist and his Republican foe as an apostle of “socially divisive issues,” after a potential rival for the Democratic nomination decided not to run. Former ...

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Va. panel draws up list of ‘dangerous’ animals (access required)

A study group considering limits on ownership of dangerous animals in Virginia recommended Wednesday restricting ownership of elephants, rhinos, Komodo dragons and about a dozen other species. The recommendations, still subject to final approval, were drawn up over several meetings ...

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Fourth Circuit to take second look at health care law (access required)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has revived a Lynchburg college’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, with the acquiescence of the Obama administration. The court on Monday ordered the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to consider the ...

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Wolfe’s lawyers seek to bar retrial of case (access required)

McLEAN (AP) A former death row inmate in Virginia whose conviction was overturned on accusations of misconduct by prosecutors is petitioning a judge for his immediate release. Lawyers for Justin Wolfe filed the motion Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court ...

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Two members of Internet piracy group sentenced (access required)

NORFOLK — Two members of an Internet piracy group have been sentenced for their role in distributing illegal copies of movies being shown in theaters. Federal prosecutors say 57-year-old Willie Lambert, of Pittston, Pa., and 28-year-old Sean Lovelady, of Pomona, ...

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