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Man caught in vast FBI sting gets 3 years for child porn

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia man who was caught in a vast FBI child pornography sting has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Monday’s sentencing of Edward Joseph Matish III in Norfolk comes several months after he failed ...

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Herring seeks info on detentions

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring says he has formally requested additional information from the federal government on any detentions in Virginia resulting from President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. Herring’s letter to federal officials seeks the identity of any detained ...

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Three overdose deaths reported in Winchester area

WINCHESTER (AP) Virginia police say three overdose deaths were reported in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Police say two overdose deaths on Friday occurred in Frederick County and the third in Clarke County. The deaths raise the tally of fatal overdoses ...

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Va. judge blocks order to detain green card holders

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A federal judge in Virginia issued a temporary restraining order that for one week will block green card holders arriving at Dulles International Airport from being removed from the country. The order, issued Saturday by U.S. District Judge ...

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House panel OKs bills targeting opioid crisis

(AP) A House committee has approved seven bills aimed at fighting the opioid crisis in Virginia. The legislation would limit the prescription of medications containing opioids, establish guidelines for the use of opioids to treat pain and make opioid overdose ...

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Senate votes to increase felony threshold

(AP) The Virginia Senate has advanced a bill that would increase the threshold of what is considered a felony larceny. The bill the chamber passed Thursday would increase the amount from $200 to $500. Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed the ...

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‘Fatal Vision’ surgeon pursues appeal, insists he’s innocent

(AP) For nearly 50 years, Jeffrey MacDonald has consistently denied that he brutally killed his pregnant wife and two young daughters in their apartment on the Fort Bragg Army base in North Carolina. Now 73 and still behind bars, the ...

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Augusta lawyers honored (access required)

Blue Ridge Legal Services honored three Augusta County attorneys for their pro bono work. Thomas G. Bell Jr. of Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses; N. Douglas Noland Jr. of Black, Noland & Read, and G. William Watkins of Allen & ...

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Move to decriminalize adultery fails (access required)

A proposal to decriminalize adultery in Virginia – even with paradoxical support from The Family Foundation – failed to make it out of a General Assembly committee Wednesday. The Senate Courts Committee voted 10-4 to pass by indefinitely the measure ...

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House OKs sale of 151-proof liquor

(AP) Virginians would be able to buy liquor with almost 50 percent more alcohol than is currently available under a bill passed Wednesday by the House of Delegates. The legislation would raise the limit on the alcohol content of neutral ...

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