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Report finds law enforcement failed at Charlottesville rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Law enforcement responding to a violent white nationalist rally in Charlottesville this summer failed on multiple fronts, including by not adequately communicating or coordinating in advance and by removing an officer from an area where a car plowed ...

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Loupassi asks for recount in House race

(AP) A Republican lawyer-legislator from the Richmond area who conceded to his Democratic challenger on election night has asked for a recount. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Del. Manoli Loupassi filed Thursday in Richmond Circuit Court seeking a recount in the 68th ...

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Police hope new technology can help them solve cold case

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Authorities in Virginia Beach hope new technology can help them finally close a decades-old cold case homicide. The Virginian-Pilot says investigators believe a type of DNA testing called phenotyping could feasibly help them catch the killer of Roberta ...

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Charges dropped against mom who sent recorder to school

NORFOLK (AP) Prosecutors say charges have been dropped against a Virginia woman who sent her daughter to school with a recording device after the 9-year-old said she was being bullied. Sarah Sims told WAVY-TV in Portsmouth that she repeatedly reached ...

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Feds, ex-Louisiana congressman working on resentencing deal

McLEAN (AP) Federal prosecutors and lawyers for a former Louisiana congressman who famously hid $90,000 in his freezer are working on an agreement for his resentencing on corruption charges, according to court documents filed in the case. Former U.S. Rep. ...

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Virginia governor sued by electric car company investors

(AP) A group of Chinese investors is suing Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe over his past work for a troubled electric car maker that relied heavily on foreign money from people trying to obtain residency in the United States. The investors ...

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Mom charged; sent her bullied child to school with recorder

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia woman who sent her daughter to school with a recording device after the 9-year-old said she was being bullied has been charged with a felony. Multiple news outlets report that Norfolk police charged Sarah Sims with ...

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Control of Virginia House still being settled weeks later

(AP) A Democratic tidal wave on Election Day in Virginia three weeks ago has left chaos in its wake, with control of the House of Delegates still undecided and no end to the dispute in sight. Lawsuits, threats and recriminations ...

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Judge holds closed-door hearing in councilman’s fraud case

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A judge has refused to dismiss an indictment against a Virginia city council member facing fraud and forgery charges after a hearing behind closed doors with attorneys. Portsmouth councilman Mark Whitaker was indicted in April on 20 felony ...

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New interpretation of 3-strikes law could free inmates

NORFOLK (AP) The chairwoman of Virginia’s parole board said it will reinterpret a three-strikes law in a way that could free hundreds of inmates, The Virginian-Pilot reported Saturday . The now-defunct version of the law has kept offenders in prison for decades. ...

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