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Judge rules against death row inmates

(AP) A federal judge has ruled against Virginia inmates in a case regarding conditions on the state’s death row. Prison officials overhauled death row policies last year after several inmates sued the state. Officials granted inmates more recreation time, among ...

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Correction: Police-Fewer Tickets story

(AP) In a story July 7 about traffic tickets, The Associated Press erroneously reported the nature of a written warning system. While the system was inspired by what some residents consider aggressive enforcement, the Chesterfield County Police Department has not ...

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Officer cleared in fatal shooting of murder suspect

NORFOLK (AP) An officer was cleared of wrongdoing in the shooting death of a fugitive murder suspect who fired on police when they tried to arrest him, a prosecutor said Friday. Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney Gregory D. Underwood wrote in a ...

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Court approves Alpha bankruptcy plan

(AP) Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources Inc. received court approval Thursday for a bankruptcy plan which includes the sale of certain core assets to lenders and outlines how to pay for cleanup of mines that have closed or might yet ...

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Anti-Trump delegate hopes for ruling that sends message

(AP) A Virginia delegate to the GOP national convention who opposes Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is hoping a favorable ruling on a legal challenge to state election law will serve as a last-minute spark to help dump the billionaire businessman ...

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Court battle: Toddler on life support after choking on popcorn

(AP) The pendant around Patrick Lawson’s neck reads “all things are possible.” That’s the hope that has kept him going since his 2-year-old daughter was placed on life support after choking on a popcorn kernel in May. Doctors at a ...

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Moore to manage Christian & Barton

Richmond’s James E. Moore has been elected managing partner of Christian & Barton L.L.P. Moore will maintain his legal practice, which focuses primarily on complex commercial civil litigation and appellate matters in both federal and state courts, according to the ...

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Chesterfield Police pledge to write fewer tickets

(AP) — Some Virginia Police agencies are pledging to write fewer tickets. Dana Schrad of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police tells WWBT that residents are now “irritated by what they consider aggressive enforcement.” This has inspired some agencies, ...

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