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Father charged in slaying of son goes on trial

MANASSAS (AP) A Virginia man is going on trial for the death of his 1-year-old son, more than four years after the boy’s death. Prosecutors say Joaquin Rams murdered his son Prince to collect on more than $500,000 in life ...

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6 arrested in insurance fraud scheme

(AP) Virginia prosecutors say six people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an insurance fraud scheme that involved setting 30 fires. Federal prosecutors say the defendants over the course of 16 years set fire to homes, trailers, mobile ...

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Norfolk court moves to control divorce docket (access required)

Unhappy couples have been flocking to Norfolk Circuit Court to file their divorces, and the judges there need a break. Statistics from the Supreme Court of Virginia indicate that last year, nearly 4,000 complaints for divorce – about 12 percent ...

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Vandeventer Black elects two to executive board (access required)

Deborah M. Casey and James R. Harvey were recently elected to serve alongside three other members of the Vandeventer Black Executive Board. Casey and Harvey are both partners with the Norfolk-based firm and join Michael L. Sterling, Mark S. Brennan ...

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Virginia AG: New Trump travel ban admits original was flawed

(AP) The Trump administration’s revised travel ban is an “incredible concession” and a tacit admission that the original ban was constitutionally flawed, Virginia’s attorney general said Monday. President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday restricting travel from six ...

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Supreme Court sends Virginia transgender bathroom rights case back to appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court is returning a transgender teen’s case to a lower court without reaching a decision. The justices said Monday they have opted not to decide whether federal anti-discrimination law gives high school senior Gavin Grimm the right ...

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BridgeTower Media acquires Color Magazine (access required)

BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, has announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was ...

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Lawyer to defend license after felony plea (access required)

A Vienna lawyer who pleaded guilty to making a false statement in a bankruptcy case will defend his law license this month. Scott A. Flanders faces a Virginia State Bar Disciplinary hearing March 24 following his Jan. 4 felony guilty ...

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