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Clemency denied in Roanoke County case

Gov. Tim Kaine has denied a petition for clemency in the case of Aleck Carpitcher, a man serving a 38-year sentence for assaulting an 11-year-old girl who later recanted her testimony. The Roanoke Times reports there was no explanation from ...

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LG candidates trade accusations

A debate between the two candidates for Virginia lieutenant governor turned negative right out of the gate tonight, with Democrat Jody Wagner accusing incumbent Republican Bill Bolling of being a frequent no show for government meetings.  Bolling returned fire with ...

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Counties fight back by seeking sanctions (access required)

Two Virginia counties are using the Virginia sanctions statute to bite back at litigants who filed legal actions against government officials. In Shenandoah County, the board of supervisors has accused a board candidate of misusing the court system for political ...

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