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Lawsuit describes brutal jail stay

A $60 million lawsuit describes horrific conditions at the Portsmouth jail where a 24-year-old mentally disabled inmate died in August. The suit – filed May 10 – seeks actual and punitive damages for the death of Jamycheal Mitchell on Aug. ...

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McCullough to be sworn in this month

(AP) Virginia Court of Appeals Judge Stephen McCullough will be sworn in as a justice of the state Supreme Court later this month. McCullough’s investiture will be held in Richmond on May 23 at 3 p.m. Virginia lawmakers voted in ...

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Hoffman named to Newport News judgeship

Circuit judges have selected Newport News attorney Matthew W. Hoffman to fill a general district bench vacancy. The interim appointment to replace Judge Richard C. Kerns lasts until the next General Assembly session. The Daily Press reports the Assembly left ...

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