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Program to dispense overdose reversal drug

STAUNTON (AP) A Shenandoah Valley health department district is starting a pilot program to distribute naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversal drug. Health officials said in a news release recently that the Central Shenandoah Health District will join three community services boards ...

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13 states urge 4th Circuit to OK Trump travel ban

(AP) A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is backing President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries, telling a federal appeals court Monday that the Republican acted lawfully in the interest of national ...

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17-year-old boy charged in slaying of woman in Front Royal

FRONT ROYAL (AP) A teenage boy has been charged in the death of a woman in Front Royal. The Front Royal police say in a statement that a 17-year-old boy was charged with second-degree murder in 19-year-old Leah Adams’ death, ...

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Parts of confession thrown out in 13-year-old girl’s slaying

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) Some statements that a former Virginia Tech student made to police about the slaying of a 13-year-old girl are being thrown out after a judge cited improper interrogation techniques. The Roanoke Times reports Montgomery County Circuit Judge Robert ...

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Appeals court revives case challenging death row conditions

(AP) A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging conditions on death row in Virginia. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the lower court improperly dismissed the case brought by five ...

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Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban

McLEAN (AP) In a sweeping affirmation of presidential authority, a federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil rights group that sought to block the Trump administration’s proposed travel ban. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga ...

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Judge rules coal ash site pollutes Virginia water

(AP) Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia’s biggest utility stores coal ash, polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Though U.S. District Judge John Gibney Jr. found Dominion Virginia Power had violated federal ...

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Trump lawyers ask court to move quickly on travel ban appeal

(AP) Donald Trump’s administration is asking a U.S. court to quickly hear its appeal of a ruling that blocked the president’s revised travel ban. Lawyers for the president filed a brief with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in ...

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Man in same-sex child custody case gets 3 years in prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple’s child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison. Philip Zodhiates of Waynesboro drove Lisa Miller and 7-year-old ...

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Prosecutor: New allegations over inmate’s death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) Authorities in Virginia say they’re investigating new allegations regarding the 2015 death of a mentally ill inmate. The Portsmouth commonwealth’s attorney said Tuesday that state police are investigating. Her office declined to elaborate. Jamycheal Mitchell died at the ...

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