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Virginia AG: ‘Ballot selfies’ not illegal

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general says it’s not against the law for Virginia voters to take photos of their ballots for publication on social media. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Attorney General Mark R. Herring said in a Sept. 29 opinion that ...

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Initiative aims to connect abuse victims to services

(AP) Some Virginia law enforcement officials are being equipped with cellphones that will help them connect domestic violence victims to services. Through a partnership with Attorney General Mark Herring, Verizon Wireless is loaning 500 mobile phones to Virginia law enforcement officers to ...

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Phone scammers demand money for missed jury duty

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Authorities in Virginia city are investigating dozens of reports that involve a jury duty scam. Scam artists have called several people in Virginia Beach and demanded a fee for missing jury duty, The Virginian-Pilot reports. The most ...

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Mother sues officer in fatal shooting

SUFFOLK (AP)  A woman is suing a Virginia police officer who shot and killed her son while he was carrying a BB gun. Media outlets report attorneys for Corey Achstein’s mother filed the $8 million wrongful death lawsuit Monday against ...

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Hanover will be latest community with drug treatment court

HANOVER (AP) Hanover is poised to become the latest Virginia community with a special drug treatment court docket aimed at combating substance abuse. Hanover Circuit Court Chief Judge J. Overton Harris tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch that the drug treatment project ...

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Justices won’t hear death row inmate appeals

(AP) Two of Virginia’s death row inmates were turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The high court declined to hear the appeals of Ivan Teleguz, who was convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend; and ...

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Correction: Transgender Military Insurance story

ALEXANDRIA (AP)  In a story Oct. 2 about new military health benefits for transgender-related services, The Associated Press erroneously reported the agency for which Alexandra Snyder works. She’s a spokeswoman for Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, not Fort Belvoir. A corrected ...

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Hope, relief for transgender military families in new policy

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Like many transgender teens, Jenn Brewer faced bullying when she came out. Some classmates called her “tranny,” and a few teachers refused to address the 13-year-old by anything other than her male birth name, she said. But she ...

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Gregory credits Wilder for inspiration

(AP) For Roger Gregory, serving as the first African-American chief judge of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond takes on even greater meaning when he thinks of who else has walked the halls of the building he ...

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Attorney wants former officer’s conviction tossed

PORTSMOUTH (AP) An attorney for a former Portsmouth police officer convicted of voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed teenager is asking a judge to set aside the jury’s verdict. A jury found former officer Stephen Rankin guilty in connection ...

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