Quantcast
Home / News in Brief (page 31) /

News in Brief

Former Norfolk official gets 6 years in corruption case

NORFOLK (AP) A man who had served on Norfolk’s City Council and as the city’s treasurer was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison for selling his votes to developers. Judge Henry Coke Morgan Jr. said the prison term ...

Read More »

Feds investigating alleged school discrimination

(AP) Federal officials are opening an investigation into accusations that public schools in Virginia’s capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates. The Department of Education’s Office For Civil Rights said ...

Read More »

Fatal Virginia drug overdoses climb to over 1,400 in 2016

(AP) Virginia health officials have identified a significant increase in fatal drug overdoses between 2015 and 2016. The Washington Post reports at least 1,420 people in Virginia died of overdoses in 2016, a 38 percent increase. A state report also ...

Read More »

Reed Smith opens Miami office

Reed Smith, an international firm with a large Virginia presence, has expanded to Miami with acquisition of a seven-lawyer international arbitration and litigation practice from Astigarraga Davis. With lawyers in offices around the world, the Astigarraga team provides legal services ...

Read More »

Statewide bar groups back legal aid funding

Seven statewide bar associations in Virginia have jointly signaled their opposition to a Trump administration proposal to drop funding for legal aid programs. The Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Association of ...

Read More »

Court deals blow to challenge of schools’ LGBT protections

(AP) The  Supreme Court of Virginia has dealt a blow to a bid to overturn protections for gay and transgender students at a northern Virginia school district. Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, and a student filed a ...

Read More »

Father convicted of murdering son for life insurance

MANASSAS (AP) Joaquin Shadow Rams plotted to kill his infant son from nearly the time he was born, finally snuffing out his life at age 15 months when the opportunity presented itself, a Virginia judge ruled Thursday. Rams was convicted ...

Read More »

Lawyers ask to withdraw from shooting case

CHESAPEAKE (AP) Attorneys for a security guard charged with fatally shooting a 60-year-old man in Chesapeake are seeking to withdraw from the case. Defense attorneys say their communication with 22-year-old Jonathan Cromwell has “broken down” and they no longer feel ...

Read More »

Verdict coming for father charged in death of 1-year-old son

MANASSAS (AP) Misfortune has befallen those close to Joaquin Shadow Rams. His ex-girlfriend was shot and killed in 2003. His mother died in 2008, her passing ruled a suicide. And his 1-year-old son, Prince McLeod Rams, died in his father’s ...

Read More »

Alexandria prosecutor is honored

Alexandria senior assistant commonwealth’s attorney David A. Lord this month won the Warren B. Von Schuch Award, presented each year by the Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys. Lord supervises the Violent Crimes Unit at the Alexandria prosecutor’s office. He led ...

Read More »