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Judge dismisses politician’s request to depose rival

STAFFORD COUNTY (AP) A judge has rejected a Virginia Republican candidate for lieutenant governor’s request to have a rival deposed in a bitter fight over an anonymous email alleging an adulterous relationship. Retired Judge Charles E. Poston of Norfolk dismissed ...

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Police shooting case settles for $425K

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man who sued police after an officer shot him will get a settlement of $425,000. The Virginian-Pilot confirmed the settlement Thursday with Norfolk city attorney Bernard Pishko. The 34-year-old man who got shot is black. The ...

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Jury convicts Virginia man who traveled to Islamic State

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Virginia man who joined the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq for three months, all the while evading the scrutiny of U.S. intelligence officials, was convicted Wednesday on terrorism charges despite his protestations that he was ...

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First black state Supreme Court justice to speak at school

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) The first black justice on Virginia’s Supreme Court will welcome new students to William & Mary this fall. The university says in a press release that John Charles Thomas will speak at the school’s Aug. 30 convocation in ...

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Environmental groups sue over pipeline permitting decision

(AP) Several environmental groups are suing the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality over part of the permitting process for two proposed natural gas pipelines. The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition, Bold Alliance and Preserve Craig Inc. filed suit this week in ...

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Attack on black teen was racially motivated, lawsuit says

(AP) A black teenager was called a racial slur before being attacked by two white men near his Virginia home as part of a campaign to run his interracial family out of the neighborhood, a federal lawsuit says. The lawsuit ...

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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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