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Ottinger named to Norfolk Development board (access required)

Norfolk lawyer Richard Ottinger has been appointed to the board of directors of the Norfolk Economic Development Author­ity (NEDA), a politi­cal subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia with a goal to promote industry and to encourage busi­nesses to both locate ...

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Lawsuit advances in case of dog snatched by PETA

NORFOLK (AP) A multi-million dollar civil suit will proceed against an animal-rights group whose employees allegedly kidnapped and euthanized a family’s Chihuahua on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in 2014. WBOC-TV reports that a judge in Norfolk recently released an opinion that ...

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Trial witness was fake federal agent

NEWPORT NEWS (AP) Authorities say a Virginia man has pleaded guilty to pretending to be a federal agent on the witness stand. Officials say Luis Latorre-Roman II of Toano impersonated a special agent with the Department of Homeland Security while ...

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