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Meet three editors, one a lawyer, who fought in duels

By Matt McKinney The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK (AP) — As you may know, journalists nowadays are often the subject of ridicule. Cries of “fake news” and accusations of bias abound. And some readers hurl personal insults — often anonymously — in ...

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Firefighters face charges of contributing to minor’s delinquency

STRASBURG (AP) Six volunteer firefighters in Shenandoah County have been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. News outlets report that the six members of the Strasburg Volunteer Fire Department were arrested over the weekend after a Virginia ...

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Man accused of obstructing terror probe remains jailed

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The FBI first focused on 21-year-old Sean Duncan when family members reported that he had converted to Islam and may have radicalized. The bureau’s interest deepened after his name showed up on a 10-page list of people who ...

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Police: Missing Virginia woman found dead in own home

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A Charlottesville woman — reportedly last seen leaving her home for a walk — has been found dead inside the residence. Charlottesville police said in a Jan. 1 news release that a detective found the body of 31-year-old Molly Meghan Miller that evening, ...

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McAuliffe commutes death sentence in 1998 slaying

(AP) Outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Friday commuted the death sentence of a man convicted of raping and killing his 73-year-old mother-in-law. The decision means William Joseph Burns will spend the rest of his life in prison without the possibility ...

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Fatal shooting leads to police chase, multiple crashes

FREDERICKSBURG (AP) The fatal shooting of a woman near Fredericksburg Dec. 28 led to an interstate police chase in which the suspect twice shot at officers before turning his gun on himself, police reported. The Stafford County sheriff’s office said ...

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Charlottesville names interim police chief

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The city of Charlottesville has announced the appointment of an interim police chief. The move came less than two weeks after the previous chief retired following a review that found serious police and government failures in responding to violence ...

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Control of House remains undecided

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) Which party will control Virginia’s House of Delegates next year remains far from certain after a Democratic candidate petitioned a court to declare her the winner of a race that is officially tied. Shelly Simonds has asked ...

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Police: Suspect wearing ‘Trust Me’ T-shirt steals car

FALLS CHURCH (AP) A suspect wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with “Trust Me” allegedly stole a car with an accomplice in Fairfax County. The Washington Post reports that the two suspects from Falls Church were arrested by police in the stolen car not ...

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Virginia Democrat to fight tied race; name-drawing delayed

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) — The Democrat in a tied race for a Virginia House seat that could affect which party controls the chamber said Tuesday that she’ll ask a court to declare the tie invalid and her the winner. Shelly ...

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