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Former state Sen. George Warren dies

Former state Sen. George M. Warren Jr., a prominent trial lawyer and prosecutor, has died at age 87, reports the Bristol Herald Courier . Sen. Warren served in the Virginia Senate from 1963 to 1975.  He was Bristol Commonwealth’s Attorney ...

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Hair habit comes home to roost

Famed New Orleans restaurateur Al Copeland left a legacy of litigation stemming from his hair enhancements when he died last March. As reported by sister publication New Orleans City Business , Copeland’s estate is being sued for $126,000 for charges ...

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Lawyer’s husband accused of cocaine possession

The husband of a Hampton lawyer often mentioned as a judicial candidate has been arrested on drug possession charges, according to the Daily Press . William Carson Thomas, 51, husband of Kathy Gear Owens, is accused of possessing cocaine, marijuana ...

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Virginia pro bono summit scheduled

Chief Justice Leroy Rountree Hassell Sr. has scheduled a pro bono summit meeting April 27 in Richmond to review lawyer volunteer efforts from around the state, according to Virginia Bar Association president John Epps. In a letter to bar leaders, ...

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Juror records Las Vegas courthouse shootout

A man called to jury duty captured the sound of wild gunfire this morning at the federal court building in Las Vegas.  The shootout left two dead, including a court security officer. Posted by Peter Vieth

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Deputies injured in courthouse shooting

Two deputies have been injured in a shooting incident involving an inmate at the Fauquier County courthouse, according to published reports. The Associated Press said the inmate was in custody and the deputies were taken for medical care.  WUSA reports ...

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