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Virginia identifies felons who had signed up to vote

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration has released the names of the roughly 13,000 felons recently stripped from the state’s voter rolls. The Virginia Department of Elections recently cancelled their registrations after the Supreme Court of Virginia ruled that McAuliffe overstepped ...

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1 year after jail death, questions remain

(AP) Jamycheal Mitchell loved making people laugh and was known for his smile. Beneath his friendly persona, however, was a young man with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia who dropped out of high school and couldn’t hold a steady job. Despite ...

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Prosecutors get new indictments in 2014 quadruple slaying

PETERSBURG (AP) The upcoming trial of a Petersburg quadruple-murder suspect is expected to be delayed as a result of seven new indictments in the case. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that, on July 21, prosecutor Cassandra Conover obtained six capital murder ...

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Judge rejects petition to recall Portsmouth mayor

PORTSMOUTH (AP) A circuit court judge has rejected a petition to recall Portsmouth Mayor Kenny Wright. Local news outlets report that Judge James Hawks ruled on Tuesday that only 6,012 of the 8,530 signatures collected on the petition were valid. Many ...

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McAuliffe backs inspector general despite claims

(AP)  Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office says it has full faith in state Inspector General June Jennings despite allegations from her staff that she failed to investigate properly the death of a 24-year-old mentally ill inmate. McAuliffe’s office issued a statement ...

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Mayor resigns after arrest in drug sting

McLEAN (AP) The mayor of the city of Fairfax is resigning after his arrest last week in which police say he attempted to trade drugs for sex in a sting operation. City officials said in a news release Monday that ...

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Prosecutors honor five legislators

The Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys this month honored five General Assembly members as its sixth class of “Champions of Justice.” This year’s honorees were Sen. Ryan T. McDougle (R-Hanover), Sen. Charles W. Carrico Sr. (R-Galax), Del. David B. Albo ...

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Hinckley’s return to normalcy has been years in making

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) Life for the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan 35 years ago has progres­sively become more normal, with great­er freedom outside a psychiatric hospi­tal, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than the record store where ...

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