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Judge sets record for radio quiz show

It wasn’t even the “lightning round” of a popular radio quiz show. But a Juilliard-trained judge from Richmond just became the “fastest contestant in six years” of play on NPR’s “PT Piano Puzzler” with Bruce Adolphe. Every Wednesday, composer Adolphe ...

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Poker Face

Is Texas Hold ’em a game of skill or a game of chance? A Portsmouth circuit judge will get to answer that conundrum. The former owner of a poker hall in Portsmouth has challenged a decision by the commonwealth’s attorney, ...

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A very close call

Newspapers base their success on hustling news and selling ads. (And on selling subscriptions, but this item is about the other two). News and advertising in a paper don’t always jibe. Take this morning’s Richmond Times-Dispatch as an example. The ...

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Court upholds warrantless GPS use

The warrantless placement of a GPS tracking device under the bumper of a work van driven by a registered sex offender did not violate his Fourth Amendment rights, the Virginia Court of Appeals said today. In Foltz v. Commonwealth, an ...

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Lief to leave racing, will return to law

After five years managing Virginia International Raceway, former Sands Anderson lawyer Josh Lief will return to a Richmond practice. Lief, whose racing career was highlighted in a 2009 VLW article, has missed his legal practice, according to The Gazette-Virginian. He ...

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Just another roadside attraction

Recent VLW coverage has ranged from “dog law” to the wreck of the Titanic. Now, these seemingly disparate tracks converge, as we note the “World’s First Tribute to the Dogs Onboard the Titanic.” Promoted on a highway billboard outside Branson, ...

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