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Former US attorney to lead Charlottesville review

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A former U.S. attorney will lead an independent review of Charlottesville’s response to three white nationalist rallies this summer, including one earlier this month that ended with deadly violence. The city announced Aug. 25 that Tim Heaphy, former ...

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Federal jury convicts investment advisor

(AP) A former University of Virginia football player has been convicted of running a $10 million fraud scheme that victimized more than 50 investors. A federal jury in Richmond on Thursday convicted 36-year-old Merrill Robertson of Chesterfield on 15 fraud-related ...

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Legal challenge to abortion regulations can proceed

(AP) A judge has ruled that a legal challenge over the way Virginia did away with restrictive regulations for abortion centers can proceed. Henrico Circuit Judge John Marshall ruled Monday that two of the four plaintiffs are affected by the ...

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Violence in Charlottesville leads to soul-searching at ACLU

NEW YORK (AP) Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists’ right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that was once considered heresy: Maybe some speech isn’t ...

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Family settles suit against Perdue, trucking firm over crash

CAPE CHARLES (AP) A family has settled a lawsuit against Perdue Farms and a trucking company over the death of an off-duty sheriff’s deputy whose farm tractor was struck by a semi-truck carrying chicken. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday that the suit ...

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Attorney: Child cruelty case against lawmaker to be dropped

SUFFOLK (AP) An attorney says prosecutors will drop domestic violence charges against a state lawmaker. A trial was scheduled to begin Wednesday for Del. Rick Morris. The 48-year-old was accused of harming his stepson at home last year. Charges filed ...

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Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee

LEESBURG (AP) A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers’ coffee with Windex and dish soap. Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jim Plowman announced the sentence Thursday for 33-year-old Mayda Rivera Juarez ...

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Family settles with PETA over death of girl’s dog

NORFOLK (AP) A family has settled a lawsuit against the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals for taking a girl’s unattended dog and euthanizing it, ending an attempt to effectively put PETA on trial for euthanizing hundreds of animals ...

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Maryland judge denies DC sniper Malvo’s bid for new sentence

(AP) Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager participated in the sniper attacks that killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington region, will not get a new sentence in Maryland, a judge said in a ruling released Wednesday. Malvo’s attorneys ...

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Police response scrutinized after rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The Charlottesville police chief said he “absolutely” regrets violence that erupted over the weekend when dozens of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan members clashed with counterprotesters. As the world watched pandemonium unfold live on television Saturday, officers ...

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