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Jury seated for Rolling Stone defamation trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A jury has been seated in the defamation trial against Rolling Stone over its now discredited story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. The jury of eight women and two men was seated Monday. Only ...

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Rolling Stone heading to trial over debunked story

RICHMOND (AP) For the first time since Rolling Stone magazine’s shocking story about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia hit shelves two years ago, the public may hear from the young woman at the center of the ...

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Inmate died of perforated ulcer

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia medical examiner says a 60-year-old jail inmate died of a perforated stomach ulcer two days after he was denied medical care. Donna Price of the Norfolk medical examiner’s office told the Daily Press that Henry Stewart ...

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Union official admits embezzling $1M

NORFOLK (AP) The former financial secretary for the International Longshoremen’s Association has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $1 million from the union over a 10-year period. The U.S. attorney’s office said in a news release that 48-year-old Robert Smith ...

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Woman claims 8-hour interrogation after campus rape

(AP) An Old Dominion University student who reported she was raped in her dorm room is charging that campus police prevented her from getting a medical exam to preserve evidence until after she was interrogated for almost eight hours. Her ...

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Officer gets 2.5 years in death of unarmed teen

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Portsmouth judge sentenced a white, former police officer to 2 ½ years in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting an unarmed black teen suspected of shoplifting. Circuit Judge Johnny Morrison sentenced Stephen Rankin to the term recommended by ...

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Prescription drug disposal kits to be distributed

(AP) Virginia officials will be handing out thousands of drug disposal kits designed to allow residents to safely get rid of unused prescription opioids. Attorney General Mark Herring said 80,000 drug deactivation kits were recently donated by the Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. ...

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Marcus Vick charged with drug possession

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) The brother of quarterback Michael Vick is facing a drug charge after being arrested in Newport News. Multiple news outlets report that police say 32-year-old Marcus Vick was arrested Saturday and charged with one count of possession ...

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Lawsuit over mental detention is settled

WAYNESBORO (AP) A lawsuit brought by a Waynesboro man who was confined to a psychiatric ward after police and health care workers mistook his physical ailment for a “psychotic disorder” has been settled. Attorneys for plaintiff Gordon Goines announced Thursday ...

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Veteran claim records discovered in storage

(AP) Attorney General Mark Herring is seeking a criminal investigation after applications for veterans’ benefits were found in a storage unit belonging to a former state employee who was fired last year for mishandling records, officials said Friday. Between 20 ...

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