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Dominion overcharged some customers on electric bills

(AP) Virginia’s largest regulated electricity monopoly says it overcharged some of its customers for years by not properly reading their meters, but isn’t sure how far back the problem may go. Dominion Energy recently filed a motion with the State ...

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Court sets September arguments in transgender case

(AP) A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in September in the case of a transgender teen in Virginia who sued his high school for the right to use the boys’ bathroom. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Federal judge declines to reconsider license suspension suit

LYNCHBURG (AP) A federal judge has decided not to reconsider a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles aimed at reforming the use of license suspensions to enforce court fines. Judge Norman Moon is standing ...

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Judges block special grand jury in inmate’s death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) Three Portsmouth circuit judges have denied a prosecutor’s request for a special grand jury to investigate the death of a jail inmate. Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales filed a motion Wednesday seeking a special grand jury in the death ...

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Judge tosses life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

McLEAN (AP) A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his 25-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond ...

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Virginia studies DNA database expansion

(AP) Virginia officials are studying a DNA database expansion to include more people convicted of misdemeanors. Supporters expect a larger database to help solve more crimes, but opponents say an expansion raises cost and privacy concerns, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. ...

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McAuliffe promotes new law to maintain historic black graves

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promoting a new law requiring the state to maintain and preserve historic black cemeteries at a level similar to what the state has done for Confederate soldiers. McAuliffe celebrated the new law May 17 on ...

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Woman arrested in bomb scare says object was an alarm clock

(AP) A Richmond woman accused of having a fake explosive device that set off a bomb scare in a grocery store parking lot says the object was a novelty alarm clock she bought at a garage sale. Daphne Page was ...

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Cops cleared in shooting of 18-year-old brandishing BB gun

MANASSAS (AP) A prosecutor has ruled that police officers were justified in shooting an 18-year-old man who brandished a BB gun. Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said the two Manassas officers who shot Luis Torres-Molina of Woodbridge reasonably feared for their ...

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Man accused of killing 4 wants trial moved

PETERSBURG (AP) Attorneys for a man accused of killing four members of a family in Petersburg are seeking to have his trial moved. Attorneys for Alexander D. Hill Jr. have asked the court to move his capital murder trial out ...

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