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AG Herring launches impartial-policing initiative

ARLINGTON (AP) Attorney General Mark Herring on Tuesday launched a statewide training initiative to assist police in appropriately using force, de-escalating dangerous situations and recognizing potential biases they may bring to the job. At a news conference in Arlington, Herring ...

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Weckstein to retire this week

Roanoke Circuit Judge Clifford R. Weckstein is retiring effective Oct. 1. A frequent writer and lecturer on trial advocacy, Weckstein has been a judge of the 23rd Circuit for 28 years. He has been a multi-term chairman of the Judicial ...

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Obenshain rules out 2017 gubernatorial bid

(AP)  State Sen. Mark Obenshain announced Monday that he will not be running for governor in 2017, clearing the way for a potential run by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie. Obenshain, who narrowly lost the state attorney general ...

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Action survives against nursing home chain

A whistleblower lawsuit alleging Medicare fraud by a major national nursing home chain is moving forward in Alexandria federal court. U.S. District Judge Claude M. Hilton gave a green light this month for the suit alleging that HRC ManorCare encouraged ...

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Ex-lawyer wins early release from jail

A former attorney serving a three-year sentence for embezzling fees from her law firm has won a judge’s permission for early release. Kyle C. Leftwich pocketed fees from disability cases without telling her firm, Marks & Harrison. Sentenced to three ...

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