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Prosecutor won’t charge slain reporter’s father

ROCKY MOUNT (AP) A special prosecutor says he will not seek criminal charges in a dispute between a state senator and the father of a TV reporter who was fatally shot during a live broadcast. Media outlets report that Danville ...

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Navy officer accused of espionage

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said Monday. A Navy document that describes multiple charges against Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin ...

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Governor: keep execution drug suppliers secret

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe said April 11 that he has proposed keeping secret the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal-injection drugs for executions, instead of changing the law to force inmates to die in the electric chair if there are ...

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School board sues to get team bus video

STRASBURG (AP) The Shenandoah County School Board has filed a lawsuit against the Shenandoah County sheriff asking for access to the video that captured alleged misconduct on a school bus. Media outlets report that seven Strasburg High School students were ...

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Exonerated man released from prison after 33 years

BURKEVILLE (AP) As he walked into the Virginia sun after spending 33 years in prison for crimes authorities now say he didn’t commit, the fact that his parents weren’t there to see him become a free man weighed heavily on ...

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Access to legislative records at issue

(AP) A judge has ruled that current and former Virginia state senators are in contempt for not providing records related to a redistricting lawsuit. Richmond Judge W. Reilly Marchant ruled Thursday that each senator in contempt should be assessed a ...

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Virginia Supreme Court orders release of wrongly convicted man

(AP) A former sailor convicted of rape and murder in Newport News more than three decades ago is innocent and should be released from prison, the state’s highest court said Thursday. The Virginia Supreme Court granted Keith Allen Harward’s petition ...

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State agrees on wrongful conviction claim

(AP) DNA evidence proves that a man who is serving a life sentence was wrongfully convicted of rape and murder more than three decades ago, Virginia’s attorney general said Wednesday. The attorney general’s office has filed a brief with the state ...

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Court temporarily stays inmate’s execution

(AP) A Virginia death row inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend plans to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court after his execution was halted by a federal appeals court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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Report calls for changes after inmate death

(AP) A Portsmouth jail should provide better oversight of its health care providers and the state should take steps to ensure the accuracy of a waiting list for beds at a state mental hospital, Virginia’s inspector general said in a ...

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