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Home detention for woman who faked will

STAFFORD (AP) A woman who pleaded guilty to faking a will to keep a drug dealer’s home from being seized has received a year of home detention. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys asked the judge not to impose jail time ...

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Teen gets 75 years for role in 2 random slayings

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A Virginia teen has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for his role in a series of random shootings that killed two people and left three others wounded. Angelo Antonio Worlds, 19, told the judge at ...

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1 dead after apparent tornado touches down in Chesterfield

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — One person was killed after the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned an apparent tornado that touched down in the Richmond area Sept. 17 and caused a building to collapse, authorities said. Chesterfield Fire/EMS spokesman Lt. Jason ...

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NRA lawyer kicked off Virginia lawsuit for ethical sanction

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A lawyer representing the National Rifle Association in a Virginia lawsuit has been removed from the case for not disclosing an ethical sanction. William Brewer III was to defend the NRA against an insurance broker, but wasn’t licensed ...

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Woman attacked by dog sues owner for $600K

ROANOKE (AP) A Virginia woman who was with her children when she was attacked by an English bull terrier and dragged to the ground is suing the dog’s owner for $600,000. Crystal Gayle Motley’s August lawsuit alleges the attack left ...

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Suit challenges driver’s license suspension for unpaid fees

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An amended class-action lawsuit has been filed seeking to end Virginia’s enforcement of its law suspending driver’s licenses for people with unpaid criminal or traffic court debt. The Legal Aid Justice Center filed the complaint Sept. 11 in ...

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Man charged with illegal body disposal after baby disappears

(AP) A Virginia man has been charged with illegal disposal of a body and authorities say the charge is related to the disappearance of a 3-month-old girl. Montgomery County Sheriff’s officials said they arrested 31-year-old Andrew Terry of Roanoke Sept. 12 after ...

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Virginia court dismisses congressional candidate’s appeal

(AP) The Supreme Court of Virginia has dismissed an independent congressional candidate’s appeal of a court decision removing her from the race. The court ruled Sept. 12 against Shaun Brown, who was seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor and ...

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Virginia winery loses grape harvest in nighttime heist

ELLISTON (AP) A Montgomery County winery has lost almost its entire crop of grapes in a nighttime theft, just hours before it was to be harvested. Firefly Hill Vineyards co-owner Allison Dunkenberger told The Roanoke Times that the more than 2 tons ...

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Appeals court: Dominion did not violate Clean Water Act

(AP) Dominion Energy’s discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site through groundwater into surrounding waters does not violate the U.S. Clean Water Act, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

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