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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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Inmate lawsuit survives Twiqbal motions

U.S. District Judge Glen Conrad has denied motions to dismiss excessive force and conspiracy claims filed by a former jail inmate who claims he was injured by guards at the Roanoke jail. Relying on the touchstone cases of Twombly and ...

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Sheriff charged with misdemeanor

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has been arrested and charged with mishandling paperwork at his office. The Roanoke Times reports the accusation comes out of a grand jury investigation of claims that Hunt directed his office to pay his teenage ...

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Sheriff charged with misdemeanor

Franklin County Sheriff Ewell Hunt has been arrested and charged with mishandling paperwork at his office. The Roanoke Times reports the accusation comes out of a grand jury investigation of claims that Hunt directed his office to pay his teenage ...

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Judge to rule in Virginia Tech cases by Jan. 15 (access required)

Christiansburg — A circuit court judge appeared skeptical this month about the plaintiffs’ efforts to overcome sovereign immunity defenses for state officials in the Virginia Tech shooting cases. Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander heard arguments Dec. 14 on various ...

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