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Crandley charged again by VSB (access required)

Virginia Beach lawyer John G. “Jack” Crandley has again been charged with misconduct by the Virginia State Bar for sharp comments toward his adversaries. Crandley’s license already is on a 90-day suspension that started June 1. He agreed to the ...

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Judge orders prosecutor removed for new trial (access required)

A Lynchburg federal judge has ordered a new trial for a drug defendant based on misconduct by prosecutors who whitewashed their required disclosures about a discredited cop. U.S. District Judge Norman K. Moon took the unusual added step of ordering ...

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Republicans launch panel on health care regulation

(AP) Republican lawmakers have announced a study panel focused on loosening government oversight of new or expanded health care facilities in Virginia. House Speaker William J. Howell and Senate President Pro-Tem Stephen D. Newman said Thursday they had created a ...

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School board takes transgender bathroom case to high court

(AP) A Virginia school board asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to block a transgender male from using the boys’ restroom when he returns to school in September until the high court decides whether to review the case. The ...

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Police check possible Facebook Live video of shooting

NORFOLK (AP) Norfolk Police say three men have been seriously injured in a shooting — and there could be video of the incident online. Media outlets report that officers responded Tuesday evening to a report of shots fired. As police ...

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Federal judge strikes state primary law

(AP) An anti-Donald Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention won a small legal victory Monday he hopes will provide a boost to longshot efforts at derailing the billionaire businessman from formally clinching the GOP presidential nomination. But the ruling ...

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Environmentalists, utilities eye coal ash trial

(AP) Potentially cleaner rivers or possible higher electric prices. That is what’s at stake in an upcoming federal court ruling in Virginia that could have far-reaching effects on how energy companies dispose of the waste known as coal ash, left ...

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Court denies hospital’s bid to perform brain test

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has denied a hospital’s request to allow it to immediately perform a test to determine whether a 2-year-old who choked on a piece of popcorn is brain dead. The court Friday denied a petition ...

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Dallas killings won’t delay Va. trial

DINWIDDIE (AP) A judge has ruled that a man accused of killing a Virginia State Police trooper cannot have his capital murder trial delayed because of the Dallas shooting in which five officers died last week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ...

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Ex-city attorney gets 6-month sentence (access required)

Former Bristol city attorney Walter Bressler was sentenced to six months in federal prison Monday for his involvement with a bribery and kickback scandal at the utilities authority where he served as general counsel. A former agency board chairman was ...

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