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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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Judge gets community backing for new term

A Williamsburg general district judge facing low numbers on a performance survey has received strong support from community leaders in her bid for another term on the bench. Commonwealth’s attorneys for both Williamsburg and Charles City County wrote letters of ...

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Investment firm sues lawyers who took it to court

Richmond based investment brokerage Davenport & Co. is biting back after battling a lawsuit for three years over bond financing advice it gave to Fluvanna County officials. Davenport claims the county’s lawyers engaged in “fraudulent litigation” without regard for the ...

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Fowler to lead Williams Mullen

The Williams Mullen firm has named Calvin W. “Woody” Fowler Jr. to be the firm’s next CEO and president. Fowler current serves as practice group chair and head of the firm’s litigation section. He takes the reins from current CEO ...

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Prosecutor fired after dispute over succession

A Wise County prosecutor who sued to overturn the appointment of another as interim commonwealth’s attorney has been fired. Adrian Collins cried foul when former Commonwealth’s Attorney Ron Elkins designated his successor as Mike Abbott, despite a state statute calling ...

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