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Supreme Court denies rehearing in death row case

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court has again declined to hear the death row case of a man who was convicted of killing a Richmond family of four. The high court denied Ricky Gray’s petition for a rehearing Monday after ...

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Jury awards $3M in Rolling Stone defamation case

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Jurors awarded a University of Virginia administrator $3 million Monday for her portrayal in a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about the school’s handling of a brutal gang rape at a fraternity house. The 10-member jury’s decision came ...

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Family wins $1.4M in lawsuit over online harassment

WASHINGTON (AP) A Virginia man and his family have won a $1.4 million judgment in their lawsuit charging he was harassed online so badly that he tried to kill himself. The Washington Post reports a Loudoun County jury last month ...

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No charges for Morrissey

(AP) Richmond mayoral candidate and lawyer Joe Morrissey won’t face criminal charges following allegations he pressured a client for sex. Henrico County Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor said Friday that while what Morrissey did was “wrong and unethical, there will not ...

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Ex-prison employees charged in gang case

(AP) Federal authorities say they’ve disrupted a gang that was selling drugs inside Virginia state prisons. Federal law enforcement officials said Friday they’ve charged 20 members of the Mad Stone Bloods with racketeering and other charges. Prosecutors say three members ...

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Jury finds against Rolling Stone in rape story

(AP) A federal jury on Friday found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator who sued them for $7.5 million over a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house. The 10-member ...

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Deliberations to continue in Rolling Stone trial

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Jurors will return to court Thursday to continue deliberations in the $7.5 million defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its retracted story about a brutal gang rape. Local media organizations report that jurors went home Wednesday without ...

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Court likely to divvy $1 million settlement

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A court will likely have to decide who gets a $1 million settlement from Portsmouth over the death of a teen shot by police. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the victim is survived by his parents and eight half-siblings. ...

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Task force to combat human trafficking

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Officials are creating a task force to help combat human trafficking in Hampton Roads. Attorney General Mark Herring’s office said the task force will be established with a $1.45 million federal grant. The task force will seek ...

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McAuliffe announces new website to fight opioid abuse

(AP) Virginia state government has a new website designed to help battle opioid and heroin addiction. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday the creation of VaAware.com , which he said was an informational tool for the public, health care practitioners and ...

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