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Sweet Briar talks go long, more planned

A second mediation session in the effort to save Sweet Briar College lasted about 9½ hours Monday, and another meeting is set for May 29. The Monday talks included 29 people “representing all litigation parties and their counsel,” according to ...

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Richmond prosecutors review convictions involving ex-officer

(AP) Richmond prosecutors are reviewing nearly 100 convictions involving a former city police detective, including those of more than a dozen people who are still behind bars or under court supervision. The review follows the recent dismissal of three federal ...

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Va. justices refuse to reconsider power line decision

(AP) The Virginia Supreme Court won’t reconsider its ruling that local approval is required for a switching station that would be part of a proposed power line over a historic section of the James River. The justices rejected petitions for ...

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Court strikes ban on parked cars ‘For Sale’

An Alexandria man who wanted to park his car on a public street with a “For Sale” sign has persuaded a federal court to overturn a local ordinance that forbade his commercial effort. The city argued for dismissal, saying it ...

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Governor seeks applicants for Supreme Court vacancy

Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office has begun taking applications for candidates interested in appointment to the seat being vacated by Virginia Supreme Court Justice LeRoy F. Millette Jr. Millette’s retirement is effective July 31. The deadline for applications to the governor’s ...

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Film about Loving case to shoot in Virginia

(AP) Virginia has been chosen as the filming location for a movie about the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested in 1958 for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage. The couple ...

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Commonwealth’s attorney pleads guilty to DWI

Surry County Commonwealth’s Attorney Gerald G. Poindexter faced a judge Thursday and accepted a typical plea deal for first time DWI offenders. Poindexter was charged in November after his car struck another on the Jamestown Ferry. His blood alcohol concentration ...

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Fishwick endorsed for U.S. attorney

Virginia’s two U.S. senators have endorsed Roanoke lawyer John P. Fishwick for the post of U.S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia. The senators’ recommendation comes in a May 5 letter to President Barack Obama, who would make the ...

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