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Police made tough call with UVa student missing

McLEAN (AP) Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won’t have to for months to come. But his name is already familiar in Virginia, and linked by authorities to ...

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Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Parts of North Carolina’s new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month’s elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday. ...

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Comp claimant wins extra pain devices

A workers’ comp claimant whose “whole body hurt” after a crush injury to his foot won payment for additional interferential stimulators to manage his pain in a Sept. 26 decision by the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission. Richard D. Roache, who ...

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Forensic link at center of missing student case

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Virginia police aren’t saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of ...

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Police link Harrington case to Graham suspect

(AP) They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing. And now police believe they have ...

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Smith to lead ACTL

Richmond lawyer Michael W. Smith has been installed as president-elect of the American College of Trial Lawyers at the group’s annual meeting in London. Smith will take office as president of the organization at the conclusion of its meeting next ...

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Legal aid office gets grant for intake system

The Virginia Legal Aid Society – which operates four legal aid offices in the state – is getting money to improve its telephone intake system. The national Legal Services Corp. has awarded a $150,000 grant to VLAS as part of ...

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Lawyer who failed to report felony avoids disbarment

A Virginia lawyer with a rehabilitation plan has avoided revocation for a felony drug conviction. The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board Friday imposed a two-year license suspension for Angela Marie Hensley of Culpeper, who pleaded guilty to felony possession of ...

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Virginia Solicitor General to speak

Virginia Solicitor General Stuart A. Raphael will speak Monday evening at a meeting of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The 5:30 p.m. lecture at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria is free and open to ...

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