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Judge removes bar on releasing officer’s name

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge is no longer barring Fairfax County police from releasing the name of an officer who fatally shot a man following a standoff in Herndon. A hearing on the issue had been scheduled for Thursday in Alexandria ...

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Ex-mayor in meth-for-sex sting no longer fighting charge

FAIRFAX (AP) The former mayor of the city of Fairfax, a suburban Virginia community near Washington, is no longer fighting a criminal charge that he tried to trade drugs for sex last year. R. Scott Silverthorne waived his right to ...

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GOP moves to fire watchdog over inmate death case

(AP) Virginia Republicans moved Wednesday to effectively fire the state’s top watchdog, citing her handing of an investigation into the 2015 death of a mentally ill inmate who was jailed for stealing $5 worth of junk food. The GOP-controlled House ...

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Judge allows pipeline surveys to proceed

LOVINGSTON (AP) A judge has ruled against 29 Nelson County landowners who were seeking to keep Atlantic Coast Pipeline surveyors off their property. The Nelson County Times reports Circuit Judge Michael Garrett issued his decision after hours of arguments Monday. ...

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Judge bars police from identifying officer in fatal shooting

HERNDON (AP) A federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order barring Fairfax County police from publicly identifying an officer involved in a fatal shooting. Court documents show the judge in U.S. District Court in Alexandria granted the order Monday ...

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Senate approves liability for sanctuary cities

(AP) Virginia communities that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities could be sued over crimes committed by people living in the country illegally under a measure the state Senate approved Monday. The bill designed to crack down on so-called sanctuary ...

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McDonnell resumes law practice

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has returned to practicing law. Within the past couple of weeks, the former governor rejoined the Virginia Beach law firm of Poole, Brooke and Plumlee, The Virginian-Pilot reports. McDonnell previously worked at ...

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Judge: Virginia can join challenge to Trump’s travel ban

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A judge on Friday allowed Virginia to join a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban, transforming a case that had been focused on a narrow sliver of those affected to a battle that could affect the rights ...

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Future of state jail death investigations remains uncertain

(AP) State lawmakers have voted down a proposal that would have funded two investigators to review deaths in jails. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the gap in oversight was exposed by the August 2015 death of 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell at ...

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Agreement reached between government, brothers on travel ban

McLEAN (AP) Lawyers for two brothers denied entry to the U.S. under President Donald Trump’s travel ban have reached an agreement with the government, according to court papers filed Thursday. A lawsuit filed in federal court in Alexandria says the ...

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