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DNA notification training dates set

The Virginia State Bar has posted a schedule of training sessions for lawyers planning to help in a pro bono effort to notify convicts about the discovery of DNA evidence related to their charges. The first session is Wednesday, Sept. ...

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Cho’s mental records released

Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family.  Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.” ...

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Cho’s mental records released

Virginia Tech has released the mental health records of Seung-Hui Cho with the permission of the killer’s estate and his family.  Cho was evaluated in December 2005 after indicating he was considering suicide, a comment he dismissed as “a joke.” ...

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Discovery documents released in Tech shooting cases

Interrogatory answers from the clinical psychologist who accidentally removed Seung-Hui Cho’s mental health records from the Virginia Tech counseling center have been released by his attorney. The discovery information from Robert Miller is posted online by The Roanoke Times .  ...

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ACLU will defend blogger

A blogger arrested for posting a police officer’s address will get some help from the ACLU of Virginia. The group says it will defend Elisha Strom, a Bedford County woman who is charged under a state law that makes it ...

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Fairfax Bar exec is honored

Yvonne McGhee, executive director of the Fairfax Bar Association , received the President’s Award from the National Association of Bar Executives (NABE) at a recent conference in Chicago. McGhee was honored for her work with the NABE Small Bar Conference ...

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‘Spaghetti and green beans’ is menu for sheriff’s trial

The federal government’s case against former Page County Sheriff Danny Presgraves is a “hodgepodge of charges thrown together,” according to his lawyers, who compare the case to a school cafeteria that serves green beans with spaghetti — “They don’t go ...

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Mayor proposes law school in Roanoke

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers used a state of the city address today to float a proposal for a law school in the Star City. “Lynchburg has a law school. Greensboro has a law school. Grundy has a law school, and ...

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County admits missteps over group homes

Wythe County officials have promised to issue public apologies and reform handling of housing matters in order to settle a civil lawsuit filed by the state attorney general. When a group home for up to eight children with mental disabilities ...

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