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Overdose antidote now available for all

(AP) Virginia is now allowing anyone in the state to buy naloxone, an opioid overdose treatment drug, without a prescription. Health Commissioner Marissa Levine issued the order Monday allowing the change, while also declaring the state’s growing opioid addiction problem ...

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Execution date set in family slaying case

(AP) A man sentenced to death in the slaying of a well-known Richmond family of four nearly 11 years ago is scheduled to be executed in January. Ricky Gray was convicted of killing Bryan and Kathryn Harvey and their daughters, ...

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Deaf inmate case settles for $250,000

McLEAN (AP) The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office is implementing new procedures to accommodate deaf inmates after reaching a $250,000 civil settlement with a former inmate who said he was unable to communicate effectively during a weekslong incarceration. Abreham Zemedagegehu, a ...

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Harvey family killer to get execution date

(AP) Virginia is preparing to set an execution date for a man sentenced to death in the New Year’s Day 2006 slaying of a Richmond family. Attorneys will hold a hearing Monday via teleconference with Richmond Circuit Court Judge Beverly Snuckals ...

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Lawmakers form panel to prep for ACA changes

(AP) State lawmakers are forming a new panel to monitor changes in federal health care policy under President-elect Donald Trump. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Emmett W. Hanger Jr. are ...

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McDonnell to teach at Regent U

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell can be called “professor” in January, when he’ll begin teaching government and policy at a private Christian university. Tuesday’s announcement by Regent University in Virginia Beach comes after federal prosecutors dropped their corruption ...

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Judge resolves battle over historic presidential yacht

DOVER, Del. (AP) An investment group with ties to a wealthy industrialist family in India can take ownership of the former U.S. presidential yacht Sequoia with no payment to its current owner, a Delaware judge ruled Monday. Vice Chancellor Sam ...

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Richmond educator files sexual harassment lawsuit

(AP) A former elementary school assistant principal in Richmond has accused the school’s principal of sexual harassment in a $5.3 million federal lawsuit. Fernando Lightfoot filed the lawsuit Monday afternoon, claiming Linwood Holton Elementary principal David Hudson sexually harassed him ...

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Execution date sought for man convicted in family’s slaying

(AP) The state attorney general’s office is seeking a January execution date for a man convicted of killing a family of four. Media outlets report that the attorney general’s office wrote Richmond Circuit Judge Beverly Snukals on Thursday, saying she ...

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Grandmother gets 12 years in murder-for-hire plot

CULPEPER (AP) A Culpeper County grandmother will serve 12 years in state prison for putting a hit on relatives after losing custody of her grandson. Circuit Judge Richard Potter on Monday sentenced 45-year-old Tammy Smith Kelly of Stevensburg. She pleaded ...

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