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Drug dealer ends 15 years of denial, admits to 2001 murder

MANASSAS (AP) After 15 years of denial, a northern Virginia drug dealer admitted his role in a 2001 murder as part of a plea bargain that spares him a possible death sentence. Justin Wolfe’s guilty plea Tuesday in Prince William ...

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Settlement reached in swim team hazing lawsuit

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A former University of Virginia swim team member and five upperclassmen who he said subjected him to hazing have reached a confidential settlement that withdraws some of the more egregious allegations, according to a statement issued March 29 ...

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Groups urge release of report on Virginia inmate death

(AP) Four advocacy organizations are asking Virginia’s governor to turn up the heat on a state investigation into a mentally ill man’s death in a Portsmouth jail. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the organizations sent a letter Monday urging Gov. ...

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2 groups seek dismissal of uranium lawsuit

WISE (AP) Two river-protection groups are seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit aimed at ending Virginia’s 1982 ban on the mining of uranium. The Southern Environmental Law Center has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Wise County Circuit Court on behalf ...

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Jury finds Staunton man guilty in 1983 disappearance

STAUNTON (AP) An 85-year-old Staunton man has been convicted of the killing of another man who disappeared over 30 years ago. Media outlets report an Augusta Coun­ty jury found Charles Almond guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday in the death of ...

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Appeals court hears death row inmate’s case

(AP) A Virginia prisoner who killed two people during an escape was improperly denied a chance to show that he wouldn’t do it again if spared the death penalty, his lawyer told a federal appeals court March 22. Attorney Jonathan ...

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Lawyer: Man accused of killing cop is mentally impaired

MANASSAS (AP) An Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing a newly sworn Virginia police officer is mentally impaired as a result of his two tours in Iraq, his defense lawyer said Tuesday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, of Woodbridge, is ...

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Justices likely to reject GOP appeal over Virginia districts

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court signaled Monday it probably will reject a Republican appeal over congressional districts in Virginia. The court’s liberal justices sounded skeptical about a challenge brought by Republican members of Congress who want the Supreme Court ...

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Report: Clerical missteps preceded inmate’s death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A mentally ill man who was found dead in a jail last year was not on a waiting list for a bed at a state mental hospital, even though a judge had ordered him to be sent there, ...

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Ex-Saslaw treasurer sentenced for embezzling

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A former campaign treasurer for Virginia Senate Minority Leader Richard Saslaw has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for embezzling more than $650,000 in campaign funds. Fifty-one-year-old Linda Diane Wallis of Fairfax pleaded guilty in October ...

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