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Treasurer accused of theft at upscale community

Michael Comer, the treasurer of a homeowners group at a Charlottesville-area gated community, is accused of taking more than $666,000 from the organization’s accounts. Comer had been missing since July 1, when he failed to show up for a meeting ...

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Panel of 19 to search for U.Va.’s next chief

A committee has been appointed to find a successor to U.Va. president John Casteen, who will retire in August 2010. The 19-person committee is made up of nine members of the Board of Visitors, six faculty members, two former rectors ...

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Database helps identify the dead

The U.S. Department of Justice has created a national database that aims to match names and histories with countless unidentified bodies. The National Missing and Unidentifed Persons System (NamUs), gives police, medical examiners, coroners and family members of missing people ...

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Defense seeks new trial claiming juror misconduct

A Chesapeake judge is considering a mistrial motion in a murder case after a juror failed to disclose her history as a crime victim. James Boughton Jr. was previously found guilty for shooting a Mormon missionary to death. This past ...

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Defense seeks new trial claiming juror misconduct

A Chesapeake judge is considering a mistrial motion in a murder case after a juror failed to disclose her history as a crime victim. James Boughton Jr. was previously found guilty for shooting a Mormon missionary to death. This past ...

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Child support collection is up

Economic stimulus money means more opportunities for enforcement of child support obligations. Virginia collected more than $639 million in child-support payments in the past 12 months, up $10 million from the previous year, reports the Richmond Times-Dispatch. In many cases, ...

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Lawyers in the News (access required)

New Associations David O. Williamson has become a member of the Roanoke law firm of Brumberg, Mackey & Wall. Ethan G. Ostroff has joined the Virginia Beach office of Troutman Sanders as an associate. Elizabeth G. Hester and Drew W. ...

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Hung jury leads to mistrial in murder case

The jury deadlocked in an Albemarle County trial involving a killing 21 years ago. In 1988, Roger Lee Shifflett was robbed and shot to death at the convenience store he owned and operated, reports The Daily Progress. Less than a month ...

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Federal help sought for D-Day Memorial

Supporters of the Bedford County National D-Day Memorial are being asked to push to make the site a U.S. monument. The memorial, which opened eight years ago, honors the heavy loss of casualties among Bedford soldiers who landed at Omaha ...

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