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Prince William police to deploy cameras in fall

MANASSAS (AP) Police in Virginia’s second largest county will be rolling out body cameras. The Prince William County Police Department said Monday that the agency will deploy body worn cameras beginning in September and continuing through the end of the ...

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Lawsuit: Inmate who died at jail denied proper care

PORTSMOUTH (AP) The family of a Virginia inmate who sought emergency medical help days before he died has filed a more than $40 million federal lawsuit against the jail. Henry Stewart died in August days after filing an emergency grievance ...

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Richmond claims chemical price-fixing plot

(AP) Richmond and Baltimore are suing dozens of chemical companies and individuals who, they allege, conspired for years to drive up the price of aluminum sulfate, which is commonly used to treat municipal water. The cities filed antitrust lawsuits in ...

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Virginia teen identified as rape suspect through DNA

CHESTERFIELD (AP) Virginia’s DNA databank has identified a teen as the suspect of an October 2015 rape and beating of a 47-year-old woman. The 18-year-old man pleaded no contest to the attack in Chesterfield Circuit Court on Friday, the Richmond ...

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Fairfax judge arrested for DUI (access required)

A Fairfax County general district judge has been removed from all drunken-driving cases after he was charged with driving under the influence in Maryland in April, a court official told The Washington Post. Judge Michael H. Cantrell was stopped in ...

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Dominion overcharged some customers on electric bills

(AP) Virginia’s largest regulated electricity monopoly says it overcharged some of its customers for years by not properly reading their meters, but isn’t sure how far back the problem may go. Dominion Energy recently filed a motion with the State ...

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Court sets September arguments in transgender case

(AP) A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments in September in the case of a transgender teen in Virginia who sued his high school for the right to use the boys’ bathroom. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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Couric cleared of defamation claim (access required)

A Virginia federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that accused broadcaster Katie Couric of defaming members of a Virginia gun club in a documentary video. The Virginia Citizens Defense League sued in 2016 after it was revealed that the director ...

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Federal judge declines to reconsider license suspension suit

LYNCHBURG (AP) A federal judge has decided not to reconsider a class-action lawsuit filed against the commissioner of Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles aimed at reforming the use of license suspensions to enforce court fines. Judge Norman Moon is standing ...

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Probate problems lead to disbarment of Arlington lawyer (access required)

An Arlington lawyer has agreed to give up his law license following a Virginia State Bar investigation into his handling of a probate estate in Prince William County. While serving as executor, William P. Wittig allegedly failed to file a ...

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