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Interim commonwealth’s attorneys take office

As top prosecutors ascend to the bench in both Amherst and Franklin Counties, judges have named former assistant prosecutors as interim commonwealth’s attorneys. In Amherst, Lyle Carver was sworn in Wednesday, The News & Advance reported. He fills the position ...

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Court split on scope of release

An employee who settled his discrimination suit against a Virginia state agency cannot later sue for retaliatory discharge, a split panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held on June 25. The majority said a former accountant could ...

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Sentences cut in ‘bath salts’ case

HARRISONBURG (AP) The owner of an adult novelty store in Harrisonburg and an employee who both pleaded guilty in a ‘bath salts’ case have had their prison sentences reduced. The Daily News-Record reports that 50-year-old Augustus G. Julias’ sentence was ...

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