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Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A Virginia prosecutor says she has asked the Virginia State Police for additional investigative work into the death of a mentally ill inmate at a Portsmouth jail last year. Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales’ office said it received a ...

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Feds given another 3 weeks to weigh McDonnell case

(AP) A federal appeals court has granted a request to put former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s case on hold for another three weeks. Federal prosecutors asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday for more time to figure out ...

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School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

(AP) A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys bathroom at his high school, framing it as an issue of national importance. ...

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Lawyer sentenced to life in attack on McLean couple

FAIRFAX (AP) A man who tortured a McLean lawyer and his wife inside their home after his wife was fired from the lawyer’s law firm has been sentenced to life in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Andrew Schmuhl was sentenced Friday to two ...

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Feds ask for more time in McDonnell case

(AP) Prosecutors and former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s attorneys want more time to figure out the next steps after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction. The high court ruled in June that McDonnell’s actions were distasteful but didn’t necessarily ...

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McAuliffe on $1.5B shortfall: ‘Tough decisions ahead’

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe warned Virginia lawmakers Friday to brace for “tough decisions ahead” to address a roughly $1.5 billion budget shortfall driven largely by lower-than-expected income and sales tax collections. The state will help fill the gap with about ...

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Ex-Wailers members sue over use of band’s name

(AP) Former members of Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, which played alongside Bob Marley, are going to court to try to stop the group they left from performing under the same name. Aston “Family Man” Barrett and other ex-Wailers members ...

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German diplomat’s son petitioning for pardon

DILLWYN (AP) A German diplomat’s son convicted of murder is petitioning Gov. Terry McAuliffe for an “absolute pardon” and parole based largely on blood analysis. Jens Soering is serving two life terms for the 1985 slayings of his ex-girlfriend’s parents. ...

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Kombucha maker seeks public’s help to rename drink

(AP) A Virginia kombucha maker that has to rename its drink because of a trademark infringement lawsuit is asking for the public’s help. Afton-based company Conscious Cultures was sued by E. & J. Gallo Winery over the name of its ...

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Gay man fired from Catholic home files federal lawsuit

(AP) A Virginia man has filed a federal lawsuit against a Catholic diocese-owned assisted living home that he says fired him because he’s gay. John Murphy served as executive director of the Saint Francis Home for about a week before ...

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