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Governor: Pay $1.1M to wrongly convicted man

(AP) A man who spent 29 years in prison for a crime that authorities say he didn’t commit could get $1.1 million from the state of Virginia, under a proposal state lawmakers will consider next session. The $109 billion, two-year ...

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Cox loses jury trial in music piracy case

NEW YORK (AP) A Virginia jury has issued a $25 million verdict against Cox Communications in an online piracy case that could mean more trouble for downloaders of illegal content. Music company BMG had sued Cox in 2014, saying the cable ...

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Guardrails pass most Virginia crash tests

(AP) A highway guardrail system that critics call dangerous has passed most of the safety tests financed by the state of Virginia, according to reports obtained by the Associated Press on Wednesday, but state officials still have concerns about the ...

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Police: Detective kills self while facing child sex charges

GAINESVILLE (AP) A police detective who once made national news when he took out a search warrant to photograph the genitals of a teen sexting suspect killed himself Tuesday as his fellow law officers were attempting to arrest him on ...

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Family settles death case for $1.4 million

(AP) The family of a man killed in an unlikely auto mishap has settled a wrongful death claim against the driver for $1.4 million. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the insurance company for 80-year-old David Limbrick, the driver, has agreed to ...

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Man receives 2 life sentences for slayings of elderly couple

COLONIAL HEIGHTS (AP) A judge went above sentencing guidelines and gave a man two life terms for the 2011 bludgeoning deaths of an elderly Colonial Heights couple. Multiple media outlets report that Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett called the slayings ...

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U.S. attorney nominations advance

The bids of Dana J. Boente and John P. Fishwick Jr. for U.S. attorney positions in Virginia moved ahead Thursday with approval of each by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. Both nominations were approved on voice votes by the committee ...

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Republicans signal plans to reject Roush

(AP) Virginia Republicans are signaling their intent to remove Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s pick for the state’s highest court, potentially setting up another rancorous fight between the governor and the GOP-led General Assembly. House Republicans have not invited Virginia Supreme ...

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US prosecutors urge justices to deny McDonnell appeal

(AP) Federal prosecutors filed papers Tuesday opposing former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bid to have the U.S. Supreme Court review his public corruption convictions. In its response to McDonnell’s petition, Justice Department lawyers disputed the former Republican governor’s claim that ...

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Virginia AG, bar announce legal help for veterans

NORFOLK (AP) Low-income veterans who need a hand with estate planning services soon can find help. Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced on Monday that a series of Veterans Legal Services Clinics will be held in March. Volunteer attorneys from ...

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