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Sunset for Melendez fix?

Legislators continue to hammer out language for their anticipated fix of prosecutors’ proof problems in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. That June 25 decision put in doubt the system Virginia uses to have laboratory ...

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Sunset for Melendez fix?

Legislators continue to hammer out language for their anticipated fix of prosecutors’ proof problems in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts. That June 25 decision put in doubt the system Virginia uses to have laboratory ...

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King found guilty in Matko slaying

A Chesterfield County jury returned guilty verdicts this afternoon against 18-year-old Detavis King in the drug-related shooting death of 16-year-old Ryan Matko nearly two years ago.  King was found guilty of both first-degree murder and using a firearm in the ...

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Coal permit too lax on mercury, judge rules

Richmond Circuit Judge Margaret Spencer gave environmentalists a victory by invalidating a permit for a major coal-fired power plant in Southwest Virginia. In yesterday’s ruling, Judge Spencer said that the state Air Pollution Control Board erred in issuing the permit ...

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Alexander will be judge for VT lawsuits

Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander has been appointed to hear the two lawsuits filed against the state over the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.  The five judges of the 27th circuit recused themselves because of links with Virginia Tech ...

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Alexander will be judge for VT lawsuits

Franklin County Circuit Judge William Alexander has been appointed to hear the two lawsuits filed against the state over the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech.  The five judges of the 27th circuit recused themselves because of links with Virginia Tech ...

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