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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Northam to name ex-administration official to SCC

(AP) Gov. Ralph Northam has said he will appoint an attorney and former member of his administration to a soon-to-be vacant spot on the State Corporation Commission. Northam said Dec. 2 he plans to name Angela Navarro to the post ...

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Lawmakers name members to redistricting commission

(AP) Virginia lawmakers have picked legislators to serve on a new redistricting commission created with the aim of eliminating gerrymandering. Leaders in both parties have announced their picks to serve on the commission. The 16-member panel, which was created after ...

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7-year term for doctor accused of running pill mill

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A Northern Virginia physician has been sentenced to seven years in prison for running what prosecutors described as a pill mill that illegally put more more than $1 million in prescription drugs into the hands of addicts and ...

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US Senate confirms top state regulator to federal role

(AP) A member of the State Corporation Commission has been confirmed to a spot on a federal energy regulatory panel, creating a vacancy for the Democrat-controlled General Assembly to fill. The U.S. Senate confirmed Mark Christie’s nomination to the Federal ...

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Study: Virginia lags on compensation for wrongly imprisoned

(AP) A recent study has found that Virginia falls behind some other states when it comes to compensating innocent people who were wrongfully sent to prison. The study was conducted by staff of the Virginia House Appropriations Committee, the Richmond ...

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State honors reformer of juvenile justice system

LYNCHBURG (AP) A Virginia woman who helped overhaul the state’s antiquated juvenile justice system has been honored with a new state historical marker. A marker highlighting the work of Lucy Harrison Miller Baber was unveiled Nov. 28 outside Lynchburg’s downtown ...

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Hulu series on opioid addiction set to film in Virginia

ROANOKE (AP) “Dopesick,” a new Hulu series about America’s struggle with opioid addiction, is set to begin filming in locations around Virginia. The 8-episode limited series is inspired by the bestselling book, “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that ...

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Man seen exhaling on women outside Trump golf club charged

STERLING (AP) A man seen forcefully exhaling on two women outside President Donald Trump’s Virginia golf course has been charged with assault. Raymond Deskins, 61, was charged with misdemeanor assault after a private citizen obtained a warrant through a county ...

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Settlement reached in jail death lawsuit

ROANOKE (AP) A wrongful death lawsuit over the suicide death of a Virginia jail inmate has been settled for $370,000. A judge approved a settlement Nov. 17 in the death of Clifton Antonio Harper at the Roanoke City Jail, The Roanoke ...

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Lawyer charged with paying underage girls for sex

ALEXANDRIA (AP) An Alexandria lawyer has been charged with sex trafficking of minors after authorities say he paid numerous underage high school girls for sex. Charges were unsealed Nov. 19 in federal court in Alexandria against Matthew J. Erausquin, with ...

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