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Lawmakers return to take up death penalty, ethics law

(AP) Virginia lawmakers are set to return to the Capitol this week to debate how the state should put inmates to death, how it should structure a new economic development initiative, and whether the Old Dominion should tweak its new ...

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Attorneys seek permission to film hearing in slain teen case

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A judge is considering whether to allow defense attorneys to film a preliminary hearing for a former Virginia Tech student charged with plotting a teenager’s slaying. Natalie Keepers is charged with helping plan the killing of 13-year-old Nicole ...

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Officials promote new law on sex assault evidence kits

(AP) Virginia officials are touting a new law they say will provide a “permanent” solution to making sure law enforcement agencies properly process evidence from sex assaults. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Attorney General Mark Herring attended a ceremonial bill signing ...

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Richmond man seeks 100K signatures for presidential pardon

(AP) Rodney White turned his life around after serving 15 years in prison. He graduated from the University of Richmond and is a community college administrator. Now White has a national campaign to seek a presidential pardon. White’s prison sentence ...

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Prosecutor won’t charge slain reporter’s father

ROCKY MOUNT (AP) A special prosecutor says he will not seek criminal charges in a dispute between a state senator and the father of a TV reporter who was fatally shot during a live broadcast. Media outlets report that Danville ...

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Two prosecutors honored by peers

The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys has honored two assistant prosecutors for their work. Loudoun County Senior Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Gigi Lawless is the 2016 recipient of the Virginia S. Duvall Distinguished Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Prosecutor Award. ...

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Navy officer accused of espionage

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. military has charged a Taiwan-born Navy officer with espionage for allegedly passing military secrets to China or Taiwan, U.S. defense officials said Monday. A Navy document that describes multiple charges against Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin ...

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Governor: keep execution drug suppliers secret

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe said April 11 that he has proposed keeping secret the identities of pharmacies that supply lethal-injection drugs for executions, instead of changing the law to force inmates to die in the electric chair if there are ...

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Richmond’s Reisinger honored by E&H College

Richmond lawyer William T. Reisinger has been honored by the Emory & Henry College Alumni Association. Reisinger recently received the A.L. Mitchell Young Alumnus of the Year Award. He was among four E&H graduates and one professor recognized for their ...

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