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‘Actual innocence’ case to be appealed

Attorney General Bill Mims today announced he will ask for review of the Dustin Turner case by the full Court of Appeals. A panel of that court split two-to-one this week in granting a writ of actual innocence for the ...

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Kaine grants conditional pardons

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine conditionally pardoned three men today for their alleged role in the rape of an 18-year-old woman in Norfolk in 1997. The three – Derek Tice, Danial Williams and Joseph Dick Jr. – confessed to the murder, ...

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City manager ‘caught on tape,’ lawsuit claims

A Lynchburg police officer says he got a tongue lashing from the city manager after he spoke out as a citizen at a public hearing on budget issues. Now, the officer is suing for $500,000, saying the manager’s tirade – ...

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One little joke and the whole jury’s out

A West Virginia criminal jury was sent home today – and a trial postponed – after an impatient juror was heard to say, “The longer we sit here, the guiltier he gets.” The defendent is a man accused of crashing ...

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Brownlee goes to Holland and Knight

Former U.S. Attorney John Brownlee has joined the Northern Virginia and Washington offices of Holland & Knight as a partner in the firm’s enforcement defense and government contracts practices. Brownlee was the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia ...

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Pantele to ABC Commission

Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has appointed William J. Pantele, a three-term member of Richmond City Council, to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission. Pantele served as president of council from 2006-2008 but lost last year in a three-way race for mayor ...

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