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Judge: Virginia can ban future Confederate license plates

DANVILLE (AP) Virginia can ban the Confederate flag from specialty license plates the state issues in the future, a federal judge said Friday, but no decision has been announced on whether existing tags can be revoked.U.S. District Jackson L. Kiser ...

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Lawyer suspended 7 months for prescription fraud conviction (access required)

A lawyer who lied in order to get medication prescribed by two different doctors had his law license suspended for a total of seven months. The case demonstrates that Virginia lawyers face automatic bar suspension even for some misdemeanor convictions. ...

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Attorney: Police shot man in head; family to file lawsuit

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) The attorney for the family of a 23-year-old man killed by police in Newport News said Thursday that the medical examiner’s report indicates he was shot in the back of the head. Kawanza Jamal Beaty was fatally ...

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Bellows to replace Roush as judge in Alexandria murder trial

FAIRFAX (AP) Fairfax County Judge Randy I. Bellows has been appointed to hear the trial of alleged Alexandria serial killer Charles Severance. The Washington Post reports that Virginia Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons appointed Bellows Wednesday to replace Judge Jane ...

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Gun buyer’s emotional distress claim dismissed

An alien legal resident cannot sue a Bass Pro shop for emotional distress because it allegedly refused to sell him an AR-15 assault rifle because he was not an American citizen. Plaintiff Ahmed Eldib ordered the rifle from an out-of-state ...

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Unusual terror case going to trial in Va. federal court

(AP) Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on the battlefield — ...

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3 UVa graduates sue Rolling Stone over retracted rape story

(AP) Three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article’s author, court ...

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Va. GOP sued over use of photo

The publisher of a Roanoke news website has gone to court a second time to enforce her copyright on a photograph that proved popular with critics of a Roanoke politician. This time, her target is the state Republican Party. In ...

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Man pleads guilty to killing Colonial Heights couple in 2011

COLONIAL HEIGHTS (AP) A November sentencing is set for a man who pleaded guilty to killing a Colonial Heights couple in 2011, avoiding the possibility of a death penalty. Media outlets report that 31-year-old Matthew F. Brady pleaded guilty to ...

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