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Guilty plea ends case of 2 slain students

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A hospital orderly pleaded guilty Wednesday to abducting and killing two Virginia college students, wrapping up a mystery that began in 2009 when one of the women disappeared from a Metallica concert. The other young woman, 18-year-old Hannah ...

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Free legal clinics offered for Virginia veterans this week

(AP) Virginia veterans are getting the chance to attend free legal clinics this week. Clinics will be held Tuesday in Chesapeake, Wednesday in Richmond, Thursday in Roanoke and Friday in Annandale. Volunteers will help veterans and their spouses with estate ...

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McDonnell files opening brief to US Supreme Court

(AP) Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s legal team has filed its opening brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing McDonnell was unfairly convicted on an overly broad definition of bribery. In McDonnell’s brief, his lawyers said the federal government has ...

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Pleas expected in slayings of 2 students

(AP) A former hospital worker is expected to plead guilty in the high-profile slayings of two college students in Virginia, a prosecutor said Monday. Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Robert Tracci announced the plea agreements in Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr.’s cases ...

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Lynch praises new US Attorney

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Attorney General Loretta Lynch is praising the new U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia as one of the Justice Department’s most versatile lawyers. Lynch spoke Friday at the installation ceremony in Alexandria for U.S. Attorney Dana ...

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Panel kills bill that sought to make police names secret

(AP) A Virginia bill that would have allowed the government to shield the names of police officers from the public was killed by a legislative committee Thursday after a fierce debate that pitted open records advocates against law enforcement groups. ...

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Assembly approves regulating fantasy sports

(AP) The Virginia General Assembly has passed legislation regulating the fast-growing but embattled online fantasy industry. Lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that formally legalizes and regulates sites like FanDuel and DraftKings. A spokesman for DraftKings said Virginia is ...

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Bid to reform parole falls short

(AP) An effort to make eligible for early release Virginia inmates who may have been given inflated sentences has fallen short in the General Assembly amid opposition from some Republicans, who’ve long resisted any attempt to bring back parole. The ...

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Lawyers to offer estate planning advice for vets

(AP) Lawyers will provide free estate planning services to low-income Virginia veterans at a series of clinics early next month. Attorney General Mark Herring says the first-ever pro bono Veterans Legal Services Clinics are a partnership of his office, the ...

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Mother indicted 10 years after son’s death

HAMPTON (AP) A woman whose son’s body was found in her car more than 10 years after he was last seen alive has been charged with murder in his death. Tonya Slaton of Richmond was indicted Feb. 1 in Hampton ...

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