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GOP proposes alternative on suspended driver’s licenses

(AP) A Republican lawmaker wants to allow hundreds of thousands of Virginians with suspended driver’s licenses due to unpaid court debts to be able to get restricted licenses so they can continue to work. The proposal is an alternative to ...

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Virginia governor won’t spare life of convicted killer

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he will not spare the life of a man set to be executed this week for the slayings of two young girls in their Richmond home on New Year’s Day 2006. Ricky Gray ...

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Patricia Cornwell settles lawsuit against financial advisers

BOSTON (AP) Author Patricia Cornwell has settled a lawsuit against her former business managers, avoiding a second trial for a case that dates to 2009. The author had claimed the New York accounting firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP was ...

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Police: Officer fatally shoots man who shot 2, took hostage

HERNDON (AP) A police officer fatally shot a Virginia man who shot two people and kept a hostage barricaded inside a house even after he set it on fire Monday afternoon, officials said. Two men called 911 about 2:40 p.m. ...

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Attorney: DC sniper life sentence unconstitutional

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) An attorney for a man convicted of taking part in sniper shootings that left 10 people dead in the Washington area is asking a judge to toss his life sentence because he was convicted as a juvenile. ...

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4th Circuit denies stay of execution for Gray

(AP) A federal appeals court has denied a stay of execution for a convicted killed scheduled to be put to death next week in Virginia. The 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond issued a one-sentence order on Friday ...

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McAuliffe touts record, warns against conservative bills

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe touted his record at growing and diversifying the state’s economy Wednesday while warning lawmakers that the state’s progress could be undermined by socially conservative legislation on abortion or transgender issues. Speaking to lawmakers at the annual ...

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$2M grant to help clear backlog of untested rape kits

(AP) Attorney General Mark Herring says Virginia will use a $2 million federal grant to continue clearing out a backlog of untested rape kits and improve the way the state handles sex assault cases. Herring announced the funding at a ...

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GOP keeps control of Senate with 22nd District win

(AP) A Republican attorney from Lynchburg defeated two challengers Tuesday in a special election for a central Virginia Senate seat, a victory that ensured the legislature’s upper chamber will remain in GOP control. Results in the 22nd Senate District race ...

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New legislative session to kick off Wednesday

(AP) The Virginia General Assembly is set to kick off its 2017 session Wednesday. The session officially starts at noon, though lawmakers and Gov. Terry McAuliffe will gather earlier for a prayer breakfast. McAuliffe will give his annual address to ...

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