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Author Archives: The Associated Press

Judge: John Hinckley can move out of his mother’s house

NORFOLK (AP) The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can move out of his mother’s house in Virginia and live on his own, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman granted John Hinckley ...

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Lawyers in Charlottesville killing seek no juror rehabilitation

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Prosecutors and lawyers for a man accused of killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia have agreed that the judge at his trial should not try to salvage potential jurors who disclose any biases during the jury ...

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Man who helped in parental kidnapping seeks to delay prison

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Virginia businessman convicted of helping in a parental kidnapping is asking the nation’s highest court to suspend the start of his prison term while he appeals. The request to the U.S. Supreme Court, which the government ...

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Herring again pushing for anti-hate-crime laws

(AP) Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has unveiled legislation aimed at preventing hate crimes and white-supremacist violence as reports of such incidents increase around the country. This will be Herring’s third consecutive proposal of similar legislation. Previous attempts have failed to win ...

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Day care worker convicted of abuse denied sentence reduction

CHESTERFIELD COURT HOUSE (AP) A Virginia judge has denied a sentence reduction request by a day care worker convicted in the death of a child. Carrie Persichini’s request to reduce her 11-year sentence was denied Nov. 14, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Judge ...

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Prosecutor: Deputies won’t face charges in fatal shooting

CHRISTIANSBURG (AP) A special prosecutor says two sheriff’s deputies won’t face charges in the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man who approached them with a gun and ignored commands to disarm. Franklin County Commonwealth’s Attorney Allen Dudley Jr., who was ...

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Judge: White nationalists must turn over phones

(AP) Two dozen white nationalists accused in a lawsuit of violating civil rights laws during a deadly 2017 rally in Virginia have been ordered to turn over their cellphones and other electronic devices so the contents can be used as ...

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Son pleads no contest to killing ex-prosecutor with ax

CHESTERFIELD (AP) The son of a former federal prosecutor has pleaded no contest to killing his father with an ax. Frank X. Altimari, 32, pleaded no contest Nov. 13 to second-degree murder and malicious wounding in the November 2017 slaying ...

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Biggest lure for Amazon to Virginia may be campus, not cash

ALEXANDRIA (AP) As he assessed his state’s winning effort to lure 25,000 Amazon jobs to Northern Virginia, Gov. Ralph Northam said the key may not have been the hundreds of millions of dollars that were promised if the company delivered on its ...

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State pays $20K to woman mistakenly arrested

BOWLING GREEN (AP) The Virginia Division of Risk Management has settled a lawsuit with a woman authorities mistakenly arrested last year on warrants that listed the wrong name. A judge signed an order last month to dismiss the February lawsuit that ...

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