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Inmate who claims innocence asks governor to spare his life

(AP) Attorneys for a Virginia death-row inmate convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-girlfriend filed a clemency petition on Friday urging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe to spare his life because they believe he is innocent. Ivan Teleguz is ...

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Man accused of killing parents not competent for trial

HENRICO (AP) A man charged with fatally shooting his parents last year has been found incompetent to stand trial. A judge in Henrico County Thursday accepted a psychological evaluation that 23-year-old William Roy Brissette suffers from schizoaffective disorder, the Richmond ...

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Trial concludes for man accused of killing son for insurance

MANASSAS (AP) Joaquin Rams is either a father unjustly accused in the tragic, unexplained death of his 1-year-old son, or he is the most cold-blooded of murderers who snuffed the life from his boy to collect half a million dollars ...

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Albo to retire from House

A Republican member of the state House of Delegates is joining a growing list of GOP lawmakers who are retiring. Del. David B. Albo, R-Springfield, announced Wednesday that he was retiring after more than two decades in office because of ...

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Republicans reject Medicaid expansion

(AP) Republican lawmakers in Virginia rejected another bid to expand Medicaid, saying the cost of providing new health coverage to thousands of poor adults would cripple the state. The House of Delegates voted against Medicaid expansion Wednesday as lawmakers reconvened ...

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Crime commission to study marijuana decriminalization

(AP) The Virginia State Crime Commission plans to study whether marijuana should be decriminalized in the Old Dominion. The commission’s executive committee agreed Wednesday to study the issue this year, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment requested ...

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Man convicted in slaying seeks to have sentence reduced

(AP) A man who says he’s serving an unfairly long prison sentence because his jury thought he would be eligible for parole is asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe for relief. Jerome D. Cooper received a 70-year prison sentence in 1999 after ...

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Richmond Fed head resigns, admits improper disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, has resigned after acknowledging improper discussions with a financial analyst. In a statement Tuesday, Lacker said that in October 2012 he spoke to an analyst at Medley Global ...

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Woman indicted after fetal remains discovered

CHESTERFIELD (AP) A woman has been indicted on a felony charge after police found fetal remains buried in a backyard last year. Police obtained a search warrant for 43-year-old Michelle F. Roberts’ Richmond-area residence in February 2016 after receiving a ...

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Attorneys general from 8 states, DC to meet in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia are planning to meet in Virginia to discuss technology and emerging threats. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is hosting the top attorneys for a conference Tuesday and Wednesday ...

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