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Hung jury leads to mistrial in murder case

The jury deadlocked in an Albemarle County trial involving a killing 21 years ago. In 1988, Roger Lee Shifflett was robbed and shot to death at the convenience store he owned and operated, reports The Daily Progress. Less than a month ...

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Federal help sought for D-Day Memorial

Supporters of the Bedford County National D-Day Memorial are being asked to push to make the site a U.S. monument. The memorial, which opened eight years ago, honors the heavy loss of casualties among Bedford soldiers who landed at Omaha ...

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Speaking from the sole

We couldn’t make this up: a Florida judge had to rule on a request from a plaintiff’s lawyer to make the defense lawyer wear better shoes at a jury trial. According to the plaintiff’s “motion to compel defense counsel to ...

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Federal prosecutor sees boost in financial crimes

Julia Dudley, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, has seen a rise in complex criminal cases coming through the federal court in recent months. But these complicated crimes, such as white-collar fraud, are the kinds of cases that ...

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Jefferson case is first test for 1977 law

The Alexandria trial of a former Lousiana Congressman is the first under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. He is first and only U.S. public official to be charged under the act, and one of only two individuals in the past ...

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