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Governor proposes criminal justice reforms

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe wants Virginia to be more forgiving when it comes to lower-level crimes while making it easier for new DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongfully convicted. “As I always say, second chances matter,” McAuliffe said at a ...

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County creates domestic violence review team after 2 deaths

GLOUCESTER (AP) Officials in Gloucester County are creating a new Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team following two deaths. The Daily Press reports the Gloucester team will try to reduce fatalities whether they’re homicides or suicides. In two separate incidents in ...

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Judge found dead in Prince George County courthouse

PRINCE GEORGE (AP) Authorities in Prince George County say no foul play is suspected in the death of a Virginia circuit court judge found dead in his office. The Prince George County Police Department said emergency crews were called Sunday ...

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Report on pharmacies prompts changes in data availability

STAUNTON (AP) A newspaper’s report on how Virginia disciplines pharmacists who violate the law has prompted officials to make it easier for the public to find out which medical practitioners are on probation. The News Leader in Staunton reviewed hundreds ...

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Man charged with 3rd DUI in fatal wreck

CHESTERFIELD (AP) An Emporia man has been accused of driving under the influence for a third time following a crash that killed another driver in Chesterfield County earlier this week. News outlets report that 46-year-old Alonza Jefferson Jr., of Midlothian, ...

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US attorney for Western District resigning

ROANOKE (AP) The top prosecutor for the Western District of Virginia will step down before Republican President-Elect Donald Trump takes office next month, the U.S. attorney said Tuesday. U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. says he will resign effective Jan. ...

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UVa administrator urges judge to keep Rolling Stone verdict

RICHMOND (AP) Attorneys for a University of Virginia administrator are urging a federal judge not to overturn a jury’s verdict against Rolling Stone magazine for its botched story “A Rape on Campus.” Lawyers for Nicole Eramo say in court documents ...

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Lawyers seek restraining order to delay execution

(AP) Lawyers for a condemned Virginia inmate have filed an emergency motion for a restraining order to stay the execution, which is scheduled for next month. Court documents show that attorneys for Ricky Gray filed motions for a temporary restraining ...

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Heroin dealer gets 8 years after being linked to 6 overdoses

NORFOLK (AP) A Norfolk man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for conspiring to distribute heroin that was linked to six overdoses. The local U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement that 33-year-old Lamar Sinclair was ...

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Police social media rules deemed unconstitutional

PETERSBURG (AP) A federal appeals court says a Virginia police department’s policy barring employees from criticizing the department on social media is unconstitutional. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Petersburg Police Department’s social media policy ...

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