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Prince William police to deploy cameras in fall

MANASSAS (AP) Police in Virginia’s second largest county will be rolling out body cameras. The Prince William County Police Department said Monday that the agency will deploy body worn cameras beginning in September and continuing through the end of the ...

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Lawsuit: Inmate who died at jail denied proper care

PORTSMOUTH (AP) The family of a Virginia inmate who sought emergency medical help days before he died has filed a more than $40 million federal lawsuit against the jail. Henry Stewart died in August days after filing an emergency grievance ...

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Richmond claims chemical price-fixing plot

(AP) Richmond and Baltimore are suing dozens of chemical companies and individuals who, they allege, conspired for years to drive up the price of aluminum sulfate, which is commonly used to treat municipal water. The cities filed antitrust lawsuits in ...

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Virginia teen identified as rape suspect through DNA

CHESTERFIELD (AP) Virginia’s DNA databank has identified a teen as the suspect of an October 2015 rape and beating of a 47-year-old woman. The 18-year-old man pleaded no contest to the attack in Chesterfield Circuit Court on Friday, the Richmond ...

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Dominion overcharged some customers on electric bills

(AP) Virginia’s largest regulated electricity monopoly says it overcharged some of its customers for years by not properly reading their meters, but isn’t sure how far back the problem may go. Dominion Energy recently filed a motion with the State ...

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Court sets September arguments in transgender case

(AP) A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in September in the case of a transgender teen in Virginia who sued his high school for the right to use the boys’ bathroom. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Federal judge declines to reconsider license suspension suit

LYNCHBURG (AP) A federal judge has decided not to reconsider a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles aimed at reforming the use of license suspensions to enforce court fines. Judge Norman Moon is standing ...

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Judges block special grand jury in inmate’s death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) Three Portsmouth circuit judges have denied a prosecutor’s request for a special grand jury to investigate the death of a jail inmate. Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales filed a motion Wednesday seeking a special grand jury in the death ...

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Judge tosses life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

McLEAN (AP) A federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, one of Virginia’s most notorious criminals, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. In his 25-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Raymond ...

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Virginia studies DNA database expansion

(AP) Virginia officials are studying a DNA database expansion to include more people convicted of misdemeanors. Supporters expect a larger database to help solve more crimes, but opponents say an expansion raises cost and privacy concerns, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. ...

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