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Fredericksburg newspaper files for bankruptcy

The owner of Fredericksburg’s daily newspaper, The Free Lance-Star, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the paper reports. The Free Lance-Star Publishing Co. and a related company that owns property used by the paper filed petitions in the U.S. Bankruptcy ...

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McDonnell indictment sparks exchange in Senate (access required)

Two state Senators traded jabs on the Senate floor Wednesday over whether the General Assembly bears blame for the public corruption charges leveled against former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Sen. Chap Petersen, D-Fairfax, said the McDonnell indictment represents an “institutional failure” ...

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Weather snarls courts

Snow has put a crimp in court schedules around the state. The Supreme Court of Virginia’s administrative offices will open at 10:30 Wednesday morning because of inclement weather, the court reported on its website. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Court rejects rehearing in Va. Tech cases

The Supreme Court of Virginia has closed the final door to recovery for families of two victims of the Virginia Tech shootings who sued the state rather than accept $100,000 settlements. The court Tuesday denied the families’ petitions for rehearing ...

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Law firm settles case against Trump companies

A Richmond law firm that crossed swords with Donald Trump’s lawyers says it has resolved the protracted federal court dispute involving unpaid fees and alleged defamation. The firm of Cook, Heyward, Lee, Hopper & Feehan PC was hired to represent ...

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