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Vick headed home soon

Michael Vick’s lawyers say the pro quarterback serving time for dog fighting soon will be placed in a halfway house in Newport News. Vick could be released “any day,” one of his lawyers told the bankruptcy judge today, according to ...

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Video problems undermine trials

Prosecutors have been twice burned this week by apparent mishandling of their video evidence. First we learned about a cross-examination that weakened the prosecution’s re-enactment video in a Chesapeake murder case.  Now comes word that video bungling has brought a ...

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Senate approves absentee voting bill

The Virginia Senate today gave approval to an election proposal that had been quickly dismissed by a House subcommittee earlier in the session. Senate Bill 810 would allow qualified voters to vote absentee – without having to provide an excuse ...

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Herring wins recount, takes office

The House of Delegates today swore in Del. Charniele Herring after her recount victory was confirmed by a three-judge panel in Alexandria Circuit Court.  “We only wonder what took you so long,” quipped House Speaker William Howell as Herring was ...

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Regent moot team returns with honors

The strong appellate advocacy program at Regent’s law school has struck again, returning from a national competition with a second place trophy and a best oralist honor for one of its participants. Law students Lindsey Powdrell and Elizabeth Fabick carried ...

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