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Ex-mayor charged with stealing town resources

Former Middletown Mayor Gene Dicks, along with former town maintenance supervisor Glen Miller, have been arrested for allegedly embezzling supplies and fraudulently using town equipment and labor. Although details are not clear at this point, current Mayor Marshall J. Brown ...

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Doctors behaving badly

A much-sued former surgeon has lost his bid for bankruptcy protection because a judge found he lied to hide his assets. In an eight-month stint at a hospital in suburban Charleston, W.Va., osteopathic spine surgeon John A. King managed to ...

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No recovery for dog mauling death

A Spotsylvania County family left the courthouse empty handed yesterday after a jury refused to blame animal control officers for the brutal dog mauling death of an 82-year-old woman. Represented by Charlottesville’s Tom Albro, the family contended that the county ...

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Consumer protection for space tourist

A disappointed space tourist can sue under Virginia consumer protection law, an Alexandria U.S. District Court ruled March 3. Japanese internet tycoon Daisuke Enomoto agreed in 2004 to pay Space Adventures Ltd., located in Vienna, $20 million to facilitate his ...

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