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Drug programs get OxyContin money

Some of the $19 million in settlement money from the maker of the painkiller OxyContin is going to drug treatment and education programs in Southwest Virginia. As reported by the Associated Press, more than $650,000 is being distributed, most of ...

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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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