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State handing out $83M in criminal justice grants

(AP) More than $83 million in grants is going to Virginia localities, organizations and state agencies to support programs and services related to the criminal justice system. Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says 58 domestic violence and sexual assault shelters across ...

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Virginia joins probe into companies’ role in opioid crisis

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general and the top attorneys in other states are investigating whether opioid manufacturers have used unlawful marketing and sales practices. Attorney General Mark Herring said in a statement on Thursday that the bipartisan group of attorneys general ...

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Pence hires Cullen for Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel from Virginia to oversee his response to investigations into possible collusion between Russia and President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. Pence’s office confirmed Thursday that he retained Richard Cullen, chairman ...

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Norfolk firm wins food drive competition

Norfolk law firm Vandeventer Black LLC raised over $12,000 and 65,000 pounds of food to capture the top spot in the 11th annual Legal Food Frenzy competition. The event raises food and money to support needy families and individuals in ...

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Congress seeks normalcy, heads back to work after shooting

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The business of the House was resuming a day after a rifle-wielding attacker opened fire on Republican lawmakers practicing for a charity baseball game, critically wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and hitting aides and Capitol ...

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Would-be scammer targets Loudoun law firms

A Loudoun County lawyer is warning of a new variation on the classic counterfeit check scam often tried on law firms. This scheme involves a live-and-in-person would-be client who claims to be owed a large sum of money for architectural ...

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Underwood, Platania among primary winners (access required)

After a primary victory over two challengers Tuesday, Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Greg Underwood faces no known opposition for re-election in November. Underwood, seeking a third full four-year term, defeated challengers Ron Batliner and S.W. Dawson. Underwood’s most recent term was ...

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Congressman shot at baseball practice in Alexandria

WASHINGTON (AP) House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, officials said. His wounds were not believed to be life-threatening. Alexandria police said a suspect in the shooting was in custody. ...

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Carter, Janoschka honored by Roanoke Bar

Roanoke attorney Claude D. Carter was chosen to receive the 2017 Frank W. “Bo” Rogers Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Roanoke Bar Association. Carter has practiced in Roanoke since 1959 and served as managing partner of the firm Martin, ...

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Rolling Stone to pay $1.65M in second settlement

(AP)  Rolling Stone agreed to pay $1.65 million to settle a defamation lawsuit filed by a University of Virginia fraternity over a debunked story about a rape on campus, the fraternity said Tuesday. The settlement closes the final chapter of ...

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