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Guard charged with 2nd-degree murder in Chesapeake shooting

CHESAPEAKE (AP) Officials say a security guard has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a 60-year-old man whose family says was playing Pokémon Go at the time. Chesapeake Commonwealth’s Attorney Nancy Parr said Thursday that Johnathan ...

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Assembly approves sale of 151-proof liquor

(AP) The General Assembly has given final approval to a bill that would allow the sale of 151-proof liquor in Virginia — a choice available in almost all other states, but one some fear could increase binge drinking and other ...

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Legislators designate Suicide Prevention Week

(AP) Joshua Alburger grew up in a large, supportive family in Goochland, says his sister, Marcie Allen. “We were nurtured, loved, respected and made to feel safe.” Their parents had five children of their own while raising an additional five, ...

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Garrett wants to name Charlottesville court after Scalia

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A Virginia Republican congressman wants to name the Charlottesville federal courthouse after the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Daily Progress reports that the bill to call the Charlottesville court the Justice Antonin G. Scalia Federal Building ...

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Lawmakers still grappling with ethics law

(AP) The General Assembly is set to adjust the state’s ethics laws for the fourth straight year, as Virginia lawmakers continue struggling over what kind of gifts they can take from lobbyists and special interests. This year’s efforts include clarifying ...

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Threshold for felony theft remains at $200

(AP) Virginia House Republicans have rejected an effort by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to raise the felony theft threshold from $200 to $500. A GOP-controlled House panel killed the legislation Wednesday, which the Democratic governor had made one of his top ...

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Identity theft measure is approved

(AP) A bill that seeks to protect Virginians from losing their income tax refunds to identity thieves won final approval Wednesday in the General Assembly. The bill’s sponsor, Del. Mark Keam, D-Vienna, said thieves can steal information from the payroll ...

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State revenues surge, but too late to aid budget

RICHMOND (AP) Virginia tax revenues surged last month, but Gov. Terry McAuliffe cautioned against assuming that the state’s recent revenue swoon is over. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports McAuliffe announced Monday that revenues rose 7.4 percent in January over the previous ...

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Virginia judge grants injunction against Trump travel ban

McLEAN (AP) A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality.The ruling is significant from a legal ...

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GMU students seek access to grant records

FAIRFAX (AP) A group of George Mason University students is suing the school and its nonprofit foundation to seek details of grant agreements tied to billionaire donor Charles Koch and others. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Fairfax County seeks donor ...

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