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How much does it have to hurt? (access required)

A traffic violator who was handcuffed by two Maryland police officers to a metal pole in a deserted parking lot for 10 minutes may have miscalculated just how outraged a jury could get over the officers’ violation of his constitutional ...

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Beware of Babe (access required)

On your way to Virginia Beach before the end of the summer? If you stop into a pop shop for a quick cold one, look out. A slender, bright-eyed blonde has used her good looks and a bogus tale of ...

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No Blue – Light Special (access required)

Get your trend antenna tuned and keep a watchful eye to see if this one makes into the Old Dominion. According to the Wall Street Journal last week, in a few other states, the jury pool may not be too ...

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Waiting for the Other Shoe… (access required)

Court of Appeals Judge Richard S. Bray will retire at the end of this week, a decision that he made public in May. He waited until well after the Republican-controlled General Assembly went home to make his plans known. That ...

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Hands up – and everywhere else (access required)

The Virginia State Police will have an easier time gathering fingerprints from a crime scene, thanks to a new device. The Krimesite Imager is a telescopic lens that uses ultraviolet light to illuminate fingerprints. By hooking it up to a ...

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The right stuff (access required)

State mattress inspectors work the front lines, protecting us from unsanitary bedding. But do they deserve to have the Great Seal of the Commonwealth on their newly-issued badges? They forgot to ask for permission before they used the seal, so ...

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Llamas like 'livestock' label (access required)

Murphy the llama went to court in Gloucester recently, to petition for his right to be considered livestock. He and an alpaca buddy, Lazarus, never got in the building. But they did meet out front with County Attorney Jay Stroman. ...

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City should run a 'tight ship' (access required)

Retired Navy man A.P. Pirrone has an unusual claim to fame — He holds the record for the number of complaints he has filed with the city government of Virginia Beach, where he lives. Since 1993, he has failed 115 ...

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Mail, We Get Mail (access required)

The item in the July 22 “Hearsay” column entitled “A Statue with Limitations” prompted a letter from Tamara McNulty of Arlington: “I read your recent article regarding the statue of Lady Justice on the front of the Alexandria U.S. District ...

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Technicality of the week (access required)

A Newport News judge has freed an accused murderer because a court clerk had not signed the autopsy report on the 33-year-old victim. Even though a police officer had witnessed the shooting, prosecutors could not prove a killing had occurred ...

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