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Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV

MONETA (AP) He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience, and also recorded by him and then shared worldwide across social media. Vester Lee Flanagan’s own video ...

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Bar exam barrier drops for N.C., W.V.

Virginia bar authorities have extended the list of states where lawyers can apply for admission to practice in this state without sitting for the bar exam. Both North Carolina and West Virginia attorneys now can be admitted on motion in ...

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McDonnell stays free pending prosecutors’ response

(AP) The U.S. Supreme Court will receive written arguments from federal prosecutors before deciding whether former Gov. Bob McDonnell must go to prison while he appeals his corruption convictions, Chief Justice John Roberts said in an order Monday. The brief ...

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Lawsuit challenges Va. visitors guide rules and fees

NORFOLK (AP) A Virginia Beach visitors guide publisher is challenging the rules and fees for distributing information at Virginia welcome centers and rest areas. VistaGraphics Inc. president and owner Randy Thompson said in a lawsuit that the rules and fees ...

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Staunton courts expected to reopen after asbestos cleanup

STAUNTON (AP) Staunton’s city courthouse is expected to reopen following the cleanup of asbestos. City spokeswoman Ruth Jones told The News Leader that the Cochran Judicial Center was closed last week as a precaution after a contractor inadvertently removed third ...

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Saved for now, Sweet Briar College looks for a long-term fix

SWEET BRIAR (AP) Weeks into his presidency at Sweet Briar College, Phillip C. Stone still marvels at the energy of passionate alumnae who helped save the school just a few months ago from the fate of dozens of other women’s ...

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Virginia Beach DUI cases dropped after officer’s resignation

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) Prosecutors have dropped about 20 drunken driving cases, and could be set to shelve dozens more, after the sudden resignation of a Virginia Beach officer involved with the cases. Commonwealth’s attorney spokeswoman Macie Pridgen told local media ...

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Judge: UVa murder defendant must wear jail clothing for now

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A judge ruled Thursday that a man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student must continue to wear jail-issued clothing and shackles in hearings leading up to his trial next summer. Albemarle County Circuit Judge ...

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McDonnell turns to U.S. Supreme Court as options run out

(AP) His legal options running out, former Gov. Bob McDonnell on Thursday turned to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking that he be allowed to stay out of prison while he makes his final appeal on public corruption convictions. Earlier Thursday, ...

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Maureen McDonnell wants corruption charges overturned

(AP) Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell says a recent appeals court decision rejecting her husband’s request to overturn his corruption convictions shouldn’t mean her own appeal suffers the same fate. McDonnell’s lawyers filed a brief late Wednesday with the ...

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