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Prosecutors get new indictments in 2014 quadruple slaying

PETERSBURG (AP) The upcoming trial of a Petersburg quadruple-murder suspect is expected to be delayed as a result of seven new indictments in the case. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that, on July 21, prosecutor Cassandra Conover obtained six capital murder ...

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Judge rejects petition to recall Portsmouth mayor

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A circuit court judge has rejected a petition to recall Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright. Local news outlets report that Judge James Hawks ruled on Tuesday that only 6,012 of the 8,530 signatures collected on the petition were valid. Many ...

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McAuliffe backs inspector general despite claims

(AP)  Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says it has full faith in state Inspector General June Jennings despite allegations from her staff that she failed to investigate properly the death of a 24-year-old mentally ill inmate. McAuliffe’s office issued a statement ...

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Mayor resigns after arrest in drug sting

McLEAN (AP) The mayor of the city of Fairfax is resigning after his arrest last week in which police say he attempted to trade drugs for sex in a sting operation. City officials said in a news release Monday that ...

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Maureen McDonnell case on hold after U.S. Supreme Court ruling

(AP) A federal appeals court has put former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell’s case on hold, giving prosecutors and defense attorneys more time to analyze a recent Supreme Court ruling. The high court overturned former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s corruption conviction ...

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Fairfax mayor charged in meth-for-sex sting

FAIRFAX (AP) A three-term Northern Virginia mayor was arrested on drug charges after he tried to trade two grams of methamphetamine for sex acts in what turned out to be an undercover sting operation, police said Friday. City of Fairfax ...

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Dragas questions UVa board closed-door meeting

NORFOLK (AP) A former member of the University of Virginia board of visitors is challenging the legality of a closed-door meeting at which members discussed the school’s $2.3 billion Strategic Investment Fund. Former board member Helen Dragas of Virginia Beach ...

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High court: School can block transgender teen from boys room

(AP) A Virginia school board can block a transgender male from using the boys restroom when school starts next month, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Aug. 3. In a 5-3 decision, the high court put on hold a lower court ...

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Virginia officials citing cars registered out of state

FAIRFAX (AP) Officials in Fairfax County are cracking down on residents and business with cars registered out of state. Officials have identified roughly 2,300 incorrectly registered vehicles and about $6,000 in unpaid vehicle property taxes since July 2015. County Supervisor ...

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Former Virginia first lady asks court to vacate convictions

(AP) Lawyers for Virginia’s former first lady say her corruption convictions should be vacated after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned her husband’s convictions. News outlets report that Maureen McDonnell’s attorneys asked the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate ...

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