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Virginia doctor convicted in pill mill operation

(AP) A Virginia physician accused of being a key player in an oxycodone pill mill operation has been convicted on 19 drug-related charges. A Richmond federal jury returned the verdict Thursday against 62-year-old Clarence Scranage Jr. of King George, the ...

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Virginia creates legal guide for service members, veterans

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general has created a new resource guide with information on things like taxes and education for military service members and veterans. The Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide created by Attorney General Mark Herring’s office is aimed at ...

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Pipeline study underestimated fragmentation of forest

ROANOKE (AP) The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation along with several state agencies say an analysis by the Mountain Valley Pipeline on the project’s impact on intact forests underestimated the effects by more than 300 percent. In a July ...

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Some vacationers booted from Outer Banks head to Virginia

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP)  Some Outer Banks visitors who have been ordered to leave because of a power outage are turning to Virginia Beach to finish out their vacations. Teresa Diaz of the Virginia Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau said the ...

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Man charged with threatening governor and his family

(AP) Police say a man has been charged with making threats against Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his family. Henrico County Police say state police notified them that 47-year-old Leonard Szweda made threats against the governor and his family. Court records ...

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Virginia judge reverses his prior FOIA ruling

(AP) A judge in Henrico County has reversed a ruling he made in June, saying he made a mistake when he wrote that Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act applied only to public bodies and not individual officials. Henrico County Circuit ...

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Judges send transgender bathroom case back to lower court

(AP) A federal lawsuit over a transgender teen’s demand to use the boy’s bathroom at his high school is being sent back to a lower court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had scheduled arguments for September in Gavin ...

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Man gets life without parole for killing son for insurance

MANASSAS (AP) A Virginia man convicted of murdering his 15-month-old-son to collect on life insurance was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole. Joaquin Rams of Manassas was convicted earlier this year in the 2012 death of his son ...

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$50M settlement approved for DuPont mercury contamination

WAYNESBORO (AP) Chemical company DuPont will pay about $50 million under an environmental settlement that aims to make up for decades of mercury pollution one of its factories released into the South River in Virginia. A federal judge approved the ...

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Inmates locked up for life as teens seek relief

(AP) Fights are being waged in courts across Virginia about whether inmates serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles deserve a chance for release in light of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings. The high court in 2012 barred ...

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