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Inmate accused in two cold cases

Two murders from the 1980s may be solved with indictments today against a convicted rapist who has been in prison since 1985. The Roanoke Times reports that Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Donald Caldwell is seeking indictments from today’s grand jury in two ...

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Employer loses anyway

The Supreme Court of Virginia again rejected Friday by unpublished order the contention of Dillards Inc. that malicious prosecution complaints filed by two former employees had to be decided by arbitration. This time, the decision in Dillard’s Inc. v. Judkins, ...

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Off with their wigs!

British judges now look more like their American counterparts in civil courts. As of Wednesday, the wigs and the elaborate robes, wing collars and collarettes that many of them wore are no more. The judges will be bareheaded and wear ...

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Vick lawyer wants mediator

Lawyers for Michael Vick have asked a federal bankruptcy judge to appoint a mediator to help settle his financial obligations with creditors. As reported by the Associated Press, Judge Frank J. Santoro told a representative of several creditors to make ...

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Judge oversees hospital demolition

One of Bristol’s most graceful structures is suffering a most ungraceful death. The 83-year-old Kings Mountain Memorial Hospital on West State Street fell into such disrepair after its closing that the city took the owner to court to force action.  ...

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U.Va. drops sign ban

“Our football team needs our support right now and that should be our collective focus. With that in mind, I am repealing immediately the policy prohibiting signs, banners and flags in all athletics venues.”  So said U.Va. athletics director Craig ...

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Lemons honored by London Inn of Court

On Tuesday, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons will become an honorary Master of the Bench of the MiddleTemple, one of the four Inns of Court in London that fosters many of the barristers to the Bar of England ...

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Lemons honored by London Inn of Court

On Tuesday, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Donald W. Lemons will become an honorary Master of the Bench of the MiddleTemple, one of the four Inns of Court in London that fosters many of the barristers to the Bar of England ...

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