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Salem manufacturer pleads guilty to charge of dumping bleach (access required)

ROANOKE—A Salem cleaning products manufacturer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge related to the dumping of bleach into a regional sewer system. KIK Virginia’s general manager, Michael Peterson, entered the company’s plea Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of negligently ...

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U.S. high court won’t take Fredericksburg council case (access required)

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by a Fredericksburg City Council member who was barred from invoking Jesus at council meetings. The court declined last week to hear the case of the Rev. Hashmel Turner, who claimed ...

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Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar to host forum on ‘Rule of Law’ Jan. 28 (access required)

The Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association will sponsor a community forum on Jan. 28 on “The Triumph of the Rule of Law Over Massive Resistance.” The forum, moderated by Juan Wil-liams, the biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall ...

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Lawyer apparently elected to succeed Moran (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—Voters appear to have narrowly elected Democrat Charniele L. Herring to fill the seat of former Alexandria Delegate Brian Moran, but Herring will have to wait at least a few days to assume her legislative duties. By a 54 to ...

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Uranium mining is topic of Chatham public meeting (access required)

CHATHAM—Both supporters and opponents of uranium mining urged a state commission last week to focus on safety in its study of the impact of extracting the radioactive substance from the rolling hills of Pittsylvania County. Some 450 people packed the ...

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Norfolk woman who was Tasered files suit (access required)

NORFOLK—A woman who was zapped by a Norfolk police officer’s Taser is suing him for $5 million. Pamela Brown filed her lawsuit last week in Norfolk Circuit Court. Brown alleges that Officer Nicholas Parks violated her civil rights and used ...

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While Fishwick nixes run for AG nomination (access required)

While the field grows in the race for governor, the field has narrowed by one in the contest for Virginia attorney general. Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick Jr. announced last week he will not run for the Democratic AG nomination. ...

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McAuliffe joins race for Demo nod for governor… (access required)

Former Democratic National Chairman Terry McAuliffe is finally a full-fledged candidate for governor of Virginia. McAuliffe began a weeklong, 16-stop kickoff tour around the state last week in Norfolk, making the bleak economy his campaign focus, stressing his business credentials ...

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State needs judgeships, Hassell to hold back (access required)

The Virginia Judicial Council has documented the need for 16 new judgeships in the state, but Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. will not ask the General Assembly to fill them this year because of the state’s budget shortfall. The ...

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