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Overdose antidote now available for all

(AP) Virginia is now allowing anyone in the state to buy naloxone, an opioid overdose treatment drug, without a prescription. Health Commissioner Marissa Levine issued the order Monday allowing the change, while also declaring the state’s growing opioid addiction problem ...

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Execution date set in family slaying case

(AP) A man sentenced to death in the slaying of a well-known Richmond family of four nearly 11 years ago is scheduled to be executed in January. Ricky Gray was convicted of killing Bryan and Kathryn Harvey and their daughters, ...

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Deaf inmate case settles for $250,000

McLEAN (AP) The Arlington County Sheriff’s Office is implementing new procedures to accommodate deaf inmates after reaching a $250,000 civil settlement with a former inmate who said he was unable to communicate effectively during a weekslong incarceration. Abreham Zemedagegehu, a ...

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Harvey family killer to get execution date

(AP) Virginia is preparing to set an execution date for a man sentenced to death in the New Year’s Day 2006 slaying of a Richmond family. Attorneys will hold a hearing Monday via teleconference with Richmond Circuit Court Judge Beverly Snuckals ...

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Moss to chair lobby arm of Community Associations Institute

The Community Associations Institute has elected Norfolk attorney Jeremy Moss chair of the CAI Virginia Legislative Action Committee. Moss had been serving as vice chair of the committee. CAI provides resources to homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals ...

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Lawmakers form panel to prep for ACA changes

(AP) State lawmakers are forming a new panel to monitor changes in federal health care policy under President-elect Donald Trump. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that House Appropriations Chairman S. Chris Jones and Senate Finance Co-Chairman Emmett W. Hanger Jr. are ...

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Lawsuit survives despite bungled service (access required)

Faced with a lawyer’s failure to properly serve the U.S. government – even after clear instructions from the government itself – a federal judge nevertheless allowed the lawyer’s slip-and-fall lawsuit to go forward this month. In a sharply worded opinion, ...

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McDonnell to teach at Regent U

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Former Gov. Bob McDonnell can be called “professor” in January, when he’ll begin teaching government and policy at a private Christian university. Tuesday’s announcement by Regent University in Virginia Beach comes after federal prosecutors dropped their corruption ...

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Johnston to be honored by ABOTA

The Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates will honor retired Judge Samuel Johnston Jr. with its 2016 Champions of Justice award next month. Chapter President John Owen said “a primary purpose of the association is to elevate ...

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Judge resolves battle over historic presidential yacht

DOVER, Del. (AP) An investment group with ties to a wealthy industrialist family in India can take ownership of the former U.S. presidential yacht Sequoia with no payment to its current owner, a Delaware judge ruled Monday. Vice Chancellor Sam ...

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