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Legislation would foster specialty court dockets

Legislation at the 2015 General Assembly would provide a framework for new problem-solving court dockets aimed at providing services for criminal defendants, including veterans, struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. Supporters say court diversion programs aimed at veterans, ...

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Kelsey named to Supreme Court

Virginia Court of Appeals Judge D. Arthur Kelsey was named to the Supreme Court of Virginia by the General Assembly Tuesday with the House speaker praising him as a “strong conservative jurist.” Legislators also filled Kelsey’s vacancy and two others ...

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Surovell announces run for Senate

Del. Scott A. Surovell, D-Mount Vernon, has announced he will run for the state Senate seat held by Sen. Linda T. “Toddy” Puller, D-Fairfax, who will retire this year. Surovell, a Fairfax lawyer, was elected to the House in 2009. ...

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Sentence is 3 years in Rockbridge DUI fatality

Five months after a Rockbridge County judge rejected a deal for a one-year sentence, a plea agreement for a three-year term was approved Thursday for a former college student charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter. The charges against Nicholas Hansel arose ...

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