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Journalists’ group helps with Collegiate Times lawsuit

The Society of Professional Journalists is helping the Virginia Tech student newspaper with its legal fight to get information from the West Virginia State Police. The Collegiate Times will receive $1,000 from the society’s legal defense fund to help obtain ...

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Wild goose chase sends man into court

A traffic judge was lenient in the jaywalking case of a man who tried to help geese cross the Fairfax County Parkway. According to The Washington Post, Jozsef Vamosi pulled his car to the side of the busy road during ...

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No old farmhouse for Souter

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has opted for a $500,000 suburban New Hampshire home instead of his aging family farmhouse. According to The New York Times, Justice Souter has concerns that the farmhouse wasn’t structurally sound enough to ...

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Okun’s ex-wife set to testify against him

Financier Ed Okun – convicted in a $126 million fraud – may hear from his former wife at his sentencing hearing this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Carol May, who was married to Okun for a brief period in ...

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Okun’s ex-wife set to testify against him

Financier Ed Okun – convicted in a $126 million fraud – may hear from his former wife at his sentencing hearing this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Carol May, who was married to Okun for a brief period in ...

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Obama names Heaphy for Western District

President Obama nominated Timothy Heaphy, a partner at McGuireWoods LLP, today to be the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. Heaphy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1986 and from its law school in 1991.He was a ...

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Some people claim that there’s a woman to blame…

Tony Richardson, the former police chief of Damascus, was in court yesterday for sentencing. Richardson previously had pleaded guilty to eight drug-dealing charges and one weapons charge. His lawyer, Anthony Anderson, told Washington County Circuit Judge Birg Sergent that Richardson did it ...

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