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Appeals court sides with environmentalists in pipeline case

McLEAN (AP) An appeals court has sided with environmentalists who challenged the decision by federal agencies to allow construction of a 300-mile natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest. The unanimous ruling July 27 by a three-judge panel ...

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Child porn defendant could get 291 years

STANARDSVILLE (AP) A jury has recommended nearly 300 years in prison for a Virginia man convicted of dozens of child pornography-related charges. Christopher Mark Garrison, 48, was convicted of 43 counts in all July 25, including soliciting a minor and ...

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3 workers hurt in machinery plant explosion

WOOLWINE (AP) Authorities say three people have been hurt in an explosion at a factory in Patrick County. Patrick County Emergency Services Coordinator Steve Allen told news outlets that three injured employees were all alert as they were transported for ...

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4th Circuit sides with pipeline in eminent domain case

RICHMOND (AP) A federal appeals court has sided with the Mountain Valley Pipeline in an eminent domain lawsuit brought by landowners in the project’s path. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on July 25 affirmed the ...

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Organizer of white nationalist rally loses a lawyer

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) The primary organizer of last summer’s deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia is losing one of his attorneys after abandoning his legal campaign for a permit to stage an event marking its anniversary. The lawyer, Elmer Woodard, asked ...

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$625K settlement reached in inmate’s death

PORTSMOUTH (AP) The family of a Virginia inmate who died has reached a $625,000 settlement in a lawsuit against a jail and its medical provider. News outlets quote court documents as saying Henry Stewart’s family will be paid $100,000 from ...

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Lawsuit: Bureaucrats violating vocational school’s rights

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) A husband and wife in Virginia Beach are suing the state over requirements that their vocational school must be certified. Jon and Tracy McGlothian filed their lawsuit against the State Council of Higher Education in federal court ...

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Prosecutors: House candidate lied about $700K campaign gift

NORFOLK (AP) Federal prosecutors say a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia lied about donating more than $700,000 to her campaign. Shaun Brown is set to stand trial this week in U.S. District Court on charges she ...

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Kaine and Stewart square off in first debate

HOT SPRINGS (AP) The candidates in Virginia’s U.S. Senate race had a quarrelsome first debate July 21 with President Donald Trump serving as a frequent focal point of the sparring. Republican Corey Stewart, a one-time state chairman of Trump’s presidential ...

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Judge tosses terror case convictions, orders prisoner freed

ALEXANDRIA (AP) An Alexandria federal judge has called for the immediate release of a former Marine who was training with a Pakistani terrorist group shortly before the Sept. 11 attacks occurred. U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema on July 19 ordered several ...

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