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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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Hudson among candidates for FBI chief

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Richmond is among 14 candidates under consideration to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, reports the Associated Press. Also on the list is former 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge J. Michael Luttig, ...

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FBI raids political consultant’s office

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) FBI agents raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland on Thursday in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor’s race. The FBI confirmed it served a search warrant in Annapolis, Maryland, but ...

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Virginia FBI official among candidates for top job

WASHINGTON (AP) Justice Department leaders interviewed four veteran law enforcement and intelligence officials on Wednesday for the role of interim FBI director, officials said. The position is currently held by Andrew McCabe of Loudoun County, top deputy to ex-FBI Director ...

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July execution date set for death row inmate

(AP) A Virginia inmate convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006 is scheduled to be executed July 6. A circuit court in Virginia’s Montgomery County on Tuesday granted the state’s request for that execution date for 35-year-old ...

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Transgender teen argues case still relevant after graduation

(AP) Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued the Gloucester County school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. ...

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Trump’s Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

(AP) The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it should ignore the Republican’s repeated promises on the campaign trail to bar Muslims from entering the country. An attorney ...

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Serial-killing suspect confesses to unsolved stabbing death

LEESBURG (AP) For eight years, Youdella Allen had no idea who stabbed and killed her husband, Jammie Lane, in their Leesburg home. Since 2010, she knew that a onetime neighbor, Elias Abuelazam, was a suspect. Abuelazam was charged with a ...

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Fentanyl becomes Virginia’s deadliest drug

(AP) A synthetic opioid was the deadliest drug in Virginia last year. Fentanyl-related fatalities surpassed those related to heroin and prescription painkillers last year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported this week. Of the 1,133 people who died due to opioid overdoses ...

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State to expand inmate drug treatment

(AP) Officials say Virginia is joining in an effort to expand access to opioid addiction treatment for prisoners. The Virginia Department of Corrections says Virginia is one of eight states picked by the National Governors Association for the “learning lab.” ...

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