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Woodruff to moderate VBA gubernatorial debate

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff will moderate the Virginia Bar Association-sponsored debate between Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates next month, the VBA says. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have the co-anchor of PBS NewsHour – and someone with Judy Woodruff’s experience in political coverage ...

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Plea not coerced by judge’s comments

A district court judge’s encouragement to a defendant to “think carefully” before rejecting a plea deal did not mean the defendant could say his plea was coerced, when he later suffered buyer’s remorse and wanted to withdraw his plea. Francis ...

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Collector must turn over Civil War sword

A Norfolk federal court has ordered a private collector to return a Tiffany presentation sword to Brown University, from where it apparently was stolen prior to 1977. In 1863, 50 prominent citizens of New York presented the Tiffany silver sword ...

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Gun permit applications surge in Wise County

The burgeoning demand for concealed weapon permits shows no sign of cooling off, at least in Southwest Virginia. Wise County court officials have received more applications for pistol permits in the first six months of 2013 than permits issued for ...

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