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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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Press Association backing access to court records

SHORT PUMP – The Virginia Press Association will file a friend-of-the-court brief in support of a reporter’s effort to gain access to compilations of Virginia trial court records. VPA executive director Ginger Stanley told attendees at a journalism conference here ...

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School board sues to get team bus video

STRASBURG (AP) The Shenandoah County School Board has filed a lawsuit against the Shenandoah County sheriff asking for access to the video that captured alleged misconduct on a school bus. Media outlets report that seven Strasburg High School students were ...

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